i started spotting brown on the 20th of this month. it lasted a few days then was gone. its not the 27th and i had bright red spotting twice today then now its gone. i thought that maybe it was my period but now i dont know. im not due for my period for a few more days. i had other symptoms earlier such as cramping and sore breast which was unusual for me.what could be going on? thank you
Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!
The two most common cause of inter menstrual spotting are pregnancy and birth control pills. Other causes are hypothyroidism, cervical dysplasia, cervical polyps, cervicitis (infection/inflammation of cervix), vaginitis (infection/inflammation of vagina), cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalance as in polycystic disease of the ovary, use of blood thinners, genital ulcers, STDs and stress.
Hence wait for your next due date and take a pregnancy test if you miss your periods. If you have normal periods, then consult a gynecologist to rule out other causes.
Hope this helps. Take care!
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