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I usually start my period around the first of every month so January 2nd 2011, i started spotting and it continues which its starting to be 2 weeks now..what are they signs? how long does spotting usually last?


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replied January 15th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A18482
Hi,
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Causes for prolonged/continued spotting (lasting more than 5-7 days) could be many. These include infections to hormonal imbalance and pregnancy, from cervical cancer and uterine polyps to failed triggers from your brain in making your periods start, ovulation problem to ovarian cyst, to uterine fibroids/adenomyosis or PID, from thyroid hormone dysfunction to stress.
The best way to find the exact cause for spotting is to go ahead with a visit to your gynecologist (not regular family doctor/GP/NP), and go ahead with examination along with blood and hormonal work-up and ultrasound scan to find the underlying cause. Treatment would be started based on the results of the investigations.
Visit these links to know more about them to help with discussion with your gynecologist: http://adam.about.com/encyclopedia/Vaginal -bleeding-between-periods.htm
http://www.targetwoman.com/articles/mid-cy cle-bleeding.html.
Take care.



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