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Why am I spotting?

By Anonymous August 2, 2010 - 4:50am
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I stopped taking my birth control over a month ago- last week I had my normal cycle (started one day early7/20 - 7-25) and it was extremely heavy with small clots. I went throught tampons every couple of hours. I also never had my usual signs like cramping or lower back pain... it just sprung on me.
I called my doctor and she told me to take a Preg. Test and if it was negative to take 600-800mg of Advil to ease discomfort and the flow. The test was negative so I took the Advil and it did help with everything...

My cycle officially ended Sunday (7/25) (as normal) but Friday night 7/30 I was spotting again. Then last night 8/1 was spotting again.
What is the cause of this? Is something wrong should I call my doctor back? Or take another PT?

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I spoke with my doctor again and she said to take another test but it was negative again. I'm still heavily spotting with large clumps coming out together. I'm physcially exhausted, and have had a headache all week. I get nausea in waves... I'm just looking for ideas of what may be going on. any help would be appreciated.

August 5, 2010 - 12:36pm
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Excessive bleeding with fatigue/exhaustion, headaches and nausea should warrant an appointment with your doctor.

These symptoms could be signs of dehydration or anemia.

When can you go see your doctor?

August 5, 2010 - 2:40pm

Hi Anonymous,
I would not be shy about calling your doctor to talk with someone about your spotting. It could just be an irregular period. They may say to just wait until next month, and see what happens with your cycle. But for your own peace of mind, it doesn't hurt to call.
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

August 2, 2010 - 9:02am
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