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spotting , mild pain when I apply pressure to my diaphragm.

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I am 21. I have been having on and off spotting for a week now. At the beginning of the month I spotting during ovulation and before my period. My period have been gone for over a week now. The spotting is light pink and its only visible when I wipe. I've also been having mild cramping. Other than the cramping I have mild pain when I apply pressure to my diaphragm. I'm not sure what's going on with my body and I would like to have your professional opinion. Thanks

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replied September 23rd, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A38904
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the recurrent spotting and abdominal cramps that you describe without examining you. The epigastric pain that you describe on pressure could be attributed to gastritis or other causes due to structures present in the epigastric area. The prolonged bleeding/period could indicate chances of hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial changes/hyperplasia, bleeding disorder, vitamin deficiencies or anemia etc. The exact cause for your symptoms can only be made out after careful evaluation. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the symptoms that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor 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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