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I'm am 20 years old and for the past three months I have been spotting between periods. At first I thought it was normal the fiesta month and then when the second month came the spotting started at.the same exact time as.last month before my period. Then after my period went off I started spotting on and off again for two weeks. I am very worried. What can be tje cause of this. Sometimes I experience pain during the spotting but only when its close to my period. I went on various sites and it talks about cervical cancer..and many other scary conditions..did anyone else experience something like this or k ow what the spotting is caused by?
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replied December 20th, 2011
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Midcycle/Intermenstrual spotting that you describe could be suggestive of possible ovulation bleeding, bleeding due to hormonal derangements, thyroid hormone abnormality etc. The discharge could also be suggestive of vaginal infections, uterine polyps/fibroids, endometritis, pregnancy etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination and investigations to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on the examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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replied May 1st, 2012
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