My Periods: Why Am I Spotting?
Hi I am 30 yrs old and last month and this month I been spotting I am actually sexually active I have a 11 yr old son and I had two miscarriage after my first bby. I also have one Fallopian tube bcuse I had a ectopic pregnancy after my first bby then after 4 yrs I got pregnant again I had my second miscarriage is been 8 yrs since my last pregnancy I want to know what this spotting sign's means....
Only your doctor can make an accurate diagnose about the reason for your spotting. Make an appointment and talk to your doctor about your symptoms and your medical history. Your doctor may request a hormonal profile and an ultrasound to determine the cause of this spotting. Your doctor will want to know if this spotting is just before the periods or during ovulation, if the is any pain accompanying the spotting, fever, nausea or other symptoms. Are you having normal periods or just spotting instead of periods?
Generally spotting 2-3 days before or after the menstrual cycle is considered to be of no concern, unless the spotting accompanied by bleeding, cramping and pelvic pain. In this case, your doctor may suspect endometriosis or fibroids and request and request further testing.
The other most common reason is hormonal imbalance and this is typical of women over 30. If you have noticed that your periods come earlier than before or are longer than usual with brown or pink spotting, you are probably experiencing either abrupt decrease in estrogen or poor progesterone production. Often these symptoms are associated with short luteal phase as the corpus luteum is breaking down too early as a result of hormonal imbalance.
Spotting can also happen at mid cycle and this is often accompanied by ovulation. Spotting 1-2 days around ovulation is normal, but needs to be investigated to exclude ovarian cysts.
Also, make sure to test for pregnancy as during pregnancy women do experience spotting and light periods.
Spotting accompanied by irregular periods is also a sign of PCOS and pituitary dysfunction.
My advice would be not to worry and talk to your doctor first. Once you know the reason why this spotting is happening to you, you will be able to find the correct natural therapy to help you.
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