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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
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
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
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
Why do I keep spotting after my monthly period about 2 days after then another 4 days after? I have an iucd on.
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
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
My tubes have been tied almost six years not clipped and burned just tied. I keep spotting. Can they have come loose?
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?
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
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!
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.
Hi im 18 years old and I missed my period for 2 months because I tend to be irregular and then I had my regular period 2 weeks ago but I keep spotting?
Irregular periods: If you are spotting heavy for more than ten days then get seen otherwise this can be normal, ...Read more
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
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?
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