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Why do I keep spotting on and off?

Why do I keep spotting on and off?

Depends: If you are spotting mid cycle between periods, it is likely due to ovulation. If you are spotting off and on and not having periods, then it is likely anovulatory breakthrough bleeding - and you should see your doctor for treatment options. If you are spotting off and on and having regular periods, you need to see your doctor as you may have a polyp, infection, fibroids, or endometriosis. ...Read more

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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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Why do I keep spotting, at least 1 time every week for a month? Only when I wipe.

Why do I keep spotting, at least 1 time every week for a month? Only when I wipe.

Vaginal or rectal?: Is it vaginal or rectal? If vaginal, see your gyn. If rectal, first, you will need a rectal exam. The md will go up your rectum with their finger, place what they get on a special card & add a liquid on it & see if any blood is seen. Either way, md may want you to have a colonoscopy to see if you have polyps. Or, just look for hemorrhoids by just looking. You could have fissures that bleed. See md. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding since feb 28 and still spotting I got my shot on the 18. Why I keep spotting on and off.

I have been bleeding since feb 28 and still spotting I got my shot on the 18. Why I keep spotting on and off.

Probably normal.: I would guess the shot you had was depo-provera, the birth control injection you get once every three months. Irregular bleeding is, unfortunately, reasonably common after that injection. It may lessen with time. If it becomes a continuing problem, your gynecologist may sometimes suggest short-term estrogen medication that may help. ...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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My period have not came I keep spotting on and off?

My period have not came I keep spotting on and off?

Not enough info: To fully answer this I would need your age, menstrual history, medical history and a lot more data. This question can not be answered with zero information. ...Read more

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Why do I keep spotting and why does my vagina smell really fishy or like a dead animal?

Why do I keep spotting and why does my vagina smell really fishy or like a dead animal?

Vaginal odor: A few thoughts come to mind. The fishy odor could be bacterial overgrowth and you may need Flagyl for bv. The dead animal odor makes me think of a lost tampon - you might feel around in there to make sure. I'm not sure about why you keep spotting unless it is due to one of these infections causing uterine irritation. If you've had a change of medication, that could also be something to look into. ...Read more

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I keep spotting pinkish and slimy why?

I keep spotting pinkish and slimy why?

Spotting: 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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My tubes have been tied almost six years not clipped and burned just tied. I keep spotting. Can they have come loose?

My tubes have been tied almost six years not clipped and burned just tied. I keep spotting. Can they have come loose?

Not related: Your tubes are not related to your menstrual cycle. Menstrual bleeding comes from the uterus. Your tubes are outside of the uterus and have nothing to do with bleeding. They are essentially a different body part. ...Read more

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I've been spotting for about a month now, but there's no pain in the process. And I'm also not on BC pills, so idk why I keep spotting?

Hormonal fluctuation: Or illnesses. I suggest a GYN exam, female and thyroid hormone testing as well as checking for underlying illness conditions. Spotting most commonly is related to hormonal changes in your cycle. ...Read more

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Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?

Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?

OCP spotting: Today's OCP's (like "Yaz") are very low dose in estrogen. Not taking the "inactive pills" is safe if you don't "forget when to restart". It is best to skip only FIVE days not seven of inactive pills, and restart the active ones. It is common to have light spotting when on the low dose kinds of OCP. To avoid spotting, take within the hour of the one taken the previous day, and not in AM but PM. ...Read more

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My periods have been iregular and since 2months I have not got them. From the past 3 days I keep spotting alittle with lots of pain. Not pregnat!

My periods have been iregular and since 2months I have not got them. From the past 3 days I keep spotting alittle with lots of pain. Not pregnat!

Painful period.: Probably you are going to start to have your period. It is probably also going to be heavy because of anopposed estrogen from missing your previous 2 periods. You can take over the counter non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs for pain. ...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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I recently found out I have PCOS I was prescribed metformin ER 500mg and I keep spotting is this normal?

Not unusual: Metformin seems to be quite effective at regulating menstrual periods in women with PCOS, but there is often associated mid-cycle spotting, especially in the first few months. If it is going on longer than 6 months, I suggest discussing this with your prescribing physician. Adjusting the dose or considering oral contraceptives (depending on your pregnancy goals) can be considered. Good wishes! ...Read more

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and keep spotting on and going on 2 months. The expiration for it is december. I really have no pain but this cant be normal can it?

I have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and keep spotting on and going on 2 months. The expiration for it is december. I really have no pain but this cant be normal can it?

It Can Happen: It is possible to have unpredictable bleeding/spotting on the Mirena (levonorgestrel). However, it can also be a sign of a bacterial infection, so I would suggest you see your doctor just to be sure, especially if this is a new symptom. ...Read more

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Is it normal to keep spotting 4 days after flow has stopped?

Is it normal to keep spotting 4 days after flow has stopped?

Irregular bleeding: This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. If symptoms continue you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Should I keep having my depovera injection if im bleeding and spotting on it?

Depends: Early on most women have some irregular bleeding and spotting on it especially the first injection. If its tolerable and you don't mind waiting you may eventually stop having a period on it. ...Read more

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What is spotting?

What is spotting?

Bleeding: Spotting is usually light menstrual bleed that occurs at a time other than your normal period. It can be due to pregnancy, hormonal variations and changes, occasionally stress, etc. ...Read more

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What is spotting?

What is spotting?

Menstral blood: Small quantities vaginal bleeding.

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