I started having pain on June 14 throughout the night in the afternoon I started spotting light pink, its the 17th now and I'm still spotting with pink discharge and my period is expected on the 22nd. What should I do? Should I wait till my expected period to test? What do you recommend?
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Few women experience spotting a few days before getting their actual periods. Early spotting can also suggest pregnancy possibility if you had been sexually active without protection after your periods or around your ovulation time. Altered period pattern could also be suggestive of probable menopausal onset. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation and examination. Wait and watch for your periods. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, and further assistance. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the spotting and regulate your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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