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.

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What is spotting? How can you tell th difference between spotting and time of month?

Timing and amount. Your period should occur at about the same time last for about the same number of days each month. Spotting will be a small amount of blood at irregular timing. Read more...

What does spotting during ovulation mean?

Normal. Spotting at ovulation occurs when a small amount of bleeding occurs at release of the ovum and travels into the uterus and out.....Its normal but don't RELY on it for Birth Control!! Dr Z. Read more...

What does spotting of the liver mean?

It depends. If this was seen on an imaging study (like ultrasound or ct) it can mean there are spots in the liver. These are most often cysts, but in the setting of cirrhosis could be something more serious. Discuss this with your doctor. Read more...

What does spotting pink blood mean with negative pregnacy test?

Possibly. The period is about to start. Possibly you are going to have an irregular period this cycle. Possibly you are very early pregnant. If you don't get what is a normal period for you repeat a pregnancy test in 5-7 days. Read more...

Can someone please kindly explain what is spotting in between periods? And can it occur 6 days before your next cycle is due?

Yes. Spotting between periods is typically when there is excess lining of your uterus, or the lining of your uterus is extra thin. The first is due to excess estrogen, the second to excess progesterone. A woman needs a balance of these 2 hormones to have normal cycle. It's normal to have some breakthrough bleeding. If your worried see your doctor. If you miss a pill this can occur as well. Read more...

What is spotting on your period at the end?

Pregnancy? Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. Read more...