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one week ago i had pink discharge and been cramping on and off since then and my period isnt due for another week or two? what does that mean?

By Anonymous March 19, 2011 - 7:58pm
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Women can have "breakthrough bleeding" or "spotting" in between their periods, without it indicating a medical condition. Cramping is also one of those "generic" symptoms that can be related to an upcoming early period, GI issues (gastrointestinal) including excessive gas, ovulation or other non-concerning reasons.

When to call your doctor? If the pain/cramping becomes more severe, if you are experiencing excessive bleeding, or have any additional symptoms that are concerning to you.

Please know that you are the best judge of the "why" behind your symptoms. For instance, if you have recently had unprotected sex, missed birth control pills, were recently ill, or have a family history of reproductive conditions...these would be reasons for your symptoms (and a few of them would be reasons to call your doctor).

However, your symptoms alone (without any additional back-up information or family history of medical conditions) are experienced by many women. If your symptoms persist or become worse, a quick call to your doctor would be necessary.

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March 20, 2011 - 6:22am
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