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In general I have a normal period which comes on time and lasts 6-7 days. But the last two months I have had spotting around the 11th day after my period has finished. Also my period before last was shorter than normal 5 days and then this month I have had 3 lots of spotting. first 11 days after the last day of my period then on the 14th day and again now on the 18th day. and Im not due for my period for another 4 days. If this isnt pregnancy could it be something serious?


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replied January 22nd, 2012
Menstruation Answer A30680
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Usually the midcycle spotting is associated with hormonal imbalances, ovulation, breakthrough bleeding. Lighter periods could also suggest pregnancy, anemia, hormonal derangements. Wait and watch for your periods. 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). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation (hormonal & blood work-up, ultrasound scan) would be done to look for the underlying cause for the spotting that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you. Be 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.
Take care.



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