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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I have pcos and on metaformin and I have spotting after my period. Is this common?

I have pcos and on metaformin and I have spotting after my period. Is this common?

Hard to say.: It's possible that you are just spotting (having light bleeding) as your period ends. If you mean that your period stops, then days later you spot, this is different. Keeping a record of your periods (when you bleed) is helpful for your doctor. I would talk to your doctor and give them the exact details of when you bleed. They can determine if your bleeding is normal or not. ...Read more

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I have lingering intemittent spotting after my period ended for the past 7 days now. There ws a two day break now it has started again. I am 40 yrsold?

I have lingering intemittent spotting after my period ended for the past 7 days now. There ws a two day break now it has started again. I am 40 yrsold?

This type of bleedin: Not unusual. Menses can b erratic between having regular then no ovulation. If low risk lifestyle, like bleeding not coming from a cervical infection, chances are low that there is a problem. It is recommended, however, in those over 35 w/ heavier menses that u get screened for uterine cancer by an in office procedure called an endometrial biopsy. Many ways 2 control, just get an exam, gd luc. ...Read more

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Why do I keep spotting after my period?

Why do I keep spotting after my period?

Spotting: Spotting is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Why am i spotting after my period ended?

Why am i spotting after my period ended?

See you MD: There are many different reasons for having spotting after a period. Your md will ask about your history. Age , medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more

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What should I do if im spotting after my period?

What should I do if im spotting after my period?

Find out why: Some women will normally have spotting for a few days after the menstrual flow, but if there is spotting more than 5 days or any erratic spotting between periods, it should be checked. It could be due to a polyp or an overgrowth of the lining of the uterus which could even lead to cancer in rare cases. It could also be due to a hormone imbalance which may need to be corrected. ...Read more

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Hello I am 27 years old, please may I know why bleed is spotting after my period of 6days ?

Hello I am 27 years old, please may I know why bleed is spotting after my period of 6days ?

Spotting: Spotting is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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For past 4 years, i had 3 to 5 days dark brown spotting before my period and 2 days brown spotting after my period. What is problem?Can be corrected?

For past 4 years, i had 3 to 5 days dark brown spotting before my period and 2 days brown spotting after my period. What is problem?Can be corrected?

Many possibilities: If you haven't had a pap/pelvic examination in the past 3 years, you need to be examined. Could possibly be hormonal but you would probably have irregular periods. Could be physical, such as if the lining of the uterus builds up too much over time. A lot more information would be needed to narrow the list of possibilities. See your family doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I keep spotting after my period? I've never spotted before & it's scaring me. First it was four days after my period, for 2 days. Very light spotting.

Spotting is a sign : Of something abnormal,it could ba a polyp Indonesia ,fibroids or some hormonal .insufficiency with b endometrial insufficiency. ...Read more

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Im having cramping and spotting after my period. Is this normal?

Im having cramping and spotting after my period. Is this normal?

Maybe maybe not: I would need more history with regard to your menstrual history in order to answer this question. I would have to advise you to see your gynecologist at your age to ensure that no other issues are involved. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more