i've always had regular periods, every 28 days. well i started bleeding again, 2 weeks after my last period. it isn't enough to have to use a pad/tampon, but enough for me to notice. it's also dark red with clots in it and i've been cramping some also. what could this be the cause of? i'm not under any stress, and don't think i'm pregnant. i do have Paragaurd as birth control although my periods have been normal since i had it put in, just a little heavier. i also have ovarian cysts, but have never had any trouble with them. should i go see a ob gyn? or just wait it out?
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The bleeding/spotting and abdominal cramps that you describe during midcycle time could indicate ovulation bleeding, hormonal changes, breakthrough bleeding, bleeding from endometrial polyp, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Wait and watch for your next periods and observe the spotting/discharge that you describe. If the spotting/discharge and abdominal cramps remain persistent, or if they are getting worse, or not resolving, then you should consider getting thorough examination and further evaluation done by your doctor/gynecologist to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms, spotting and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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