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Why am i spotting before my period?

Why am i spotting before my period?

Spotting: Spotting may indicate that your blood Progesterone isn't high enough to support the uterine lining. If your trying to conceive i suggest an endometrial bx and blood Progesterone 1 week prior to period. ...Read more

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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Spotting before my period? Is it normal

Depends...: It all depends in what context. The period may start with very little blood, in some like a spotting and then bleeds more as the days go by. As long as it lasts 3-7 days. If this is new for you, I would like to know, are you in new birth control? Any pain? Vaginal discharge? If the answer us yes to any of these questions you would need to see a gynecologist for exam and management as necessary. ...Read more

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I started spotting before my period is not supposed start in 5 days what that mean?

I started spotting  before my period is not supposed start in 5 days what that mean?

Abnormal periods: Irregular periods are 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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Hi I had light pink spotting before my period was supposed to show, now I'm 7 days late. My last period was May 9th. All tests are neg. Preg?

Hi I had light pink spotting before my period was supposed to show, now I'm 7 days late. My last period was May 9th. All tests are neg. Preg?

Probably not: If the test was negative, you're probably not pregnant. You probably had a delay in ovulation. Wait another week, and if it is still hasn't started, check another test. It is still negative, you need to see your GYN to see what's going on. ...Read more

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What if i don't have spotting before my period but never really have since first child hve 3. Can i still be preg? And have just few symptoms?

What if i don't have spotting before my period but never really have since first child hve 3. Can i still be preg?  And have just few symptoms?

Pregnancy: Each pregnancy is different and symptoms can be less severe than previous there is a chance of pregnancy especially if no contraceptive measures have been taken. ...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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Everytime i take folic acid I have spotting before and after my period then i tried to stop taking folic acid the spotting also stop.What does it mean?

Irregular bleeding 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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I had spotting for 3 days which was reddish brown in color but on my 4th day i experienced a light flow which isnt enough to fill a pad yet and cramping on 1 side. im expecting my period to come this sunday.i dont normally get spotting before my period a

I had spotting for 3 days which was reddish brown in color but on my 4th day  i experienced a light flow which isnt enough to fill a pad yet and cramping on 1 side. im expecting my period to come this sunday.i dont normally get spotting before my period a

Irregularities: in the menstrual cycle is quite common. If there are no other issues, I would not be too concerned. If it continues on a consistent basis, see your OB/GYN and request to be placed on some form of hormonal management, ie Birth Control That should help. ...Read more

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I always get blood spotting before my period with 1 or 2 days.I told my doctor and he told me to take cyclopregynova but no change.Wht could it be?

I always get blood spotting before my period with 1 or 2 days.I told my doctor and he told me to take cyclopregynova but no change.Wht could it be?

Normal: If you are having regular monthly cycles this can be a normal pattern. Some women have this pattern occasionally, and a few have this type of light bleeding on most cycles. It is not a sign of any problem. ...Read more

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Can azthromycin cause spotting before my period? I am on the birth control seasonale and have been for several years with no problems. I am into the 2nd month and i think 2nd week of pills for this pack and for the past 2 weeks have had spotting. Red or

Can azthromycin cause spotting before my period? I am on the birth control seasonale and have been for several years with no problems.   I am into the 2nd month and i think 2nd week of pills for this pack and for the past 2 weeks have had spotting. Red or

The : The antibiotics would not normally cause spotting. If the spotting persists repeat the pregnancy test. On the other hand if you missed or were late with any of the pills this could be the cause of the spotting. Follow up with your doctor if this problem persists. Best of luck. ...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)

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