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Bleeding twice in less than 2 weeks

By Anonymous October 10, 2014 - 2:05pm
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I had a normal period no more then 1 1/2 weeks ago and today I received stomach cramps and had light spotting (brown) just enough for me to wear a pad I was wondering if anyone had any answers for me? I'm slightly confused. Thanks.

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Hi anon and thanks for your question.

If you’ve always had regular periods and your periods suddenly change, this may indicate something is going on with your body. Changes in your period can be caused by a variety of factors. Have you started taking a new medicine? Have you been stressed out at work recently?

Spotting occurs when you have light vaginal bleeding between periods and can be a normal occurrence. In fact, most women will experience spotting at some point in their life. Spotting can be a usual occurrence, but it can sometimes signify an underlying problem.

Unusual menstrual bleeding, which includes bleeding (more heavily) between periods and periods that are too frequent or too heavy—soaking through one pad in a hour or less—is cause for concern. Unusual menstrual bleeding can include:
Light spotting for three or more cycles
Bleeding for more than three consecutive days between periods
Bleeding more frequently than every three weeks
Heavy bleeding after sex
An unusual change in your normal bleeding pattern
Bleeding after menopause

If you experience any of these symptoms you should contact your doctor.

Hope this is helpful and clears up the confusion.


October 10, 2014 - 5:08pm
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