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Question: Irregular spotting


 complikati - Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:11 am

Hello, I am 27, not on birth control, usually normal periods, sometimes later than others, but I am having a weird problem. I started my period around the 16th of Feb, but it was really slow in starting,(2-3 days of light spotting, but that's happened before) so it actually lasted until about the 26th or so. About 5 days later (Mar 1), I started having light brownish/pinkish discharge, and it hasn't stopped since. It's not enough to even wear a pad or panty liner, but it is really scaring me. I am a nervous individual to begin with, and this doesn't make it any better. I have no pain, no itching, or odor or anything like that. Everyone I have talked to says it's probably normal and that we all have weird things happen as we get older, and to just wait and see. I am suppose to start again around the 15th or 16th. I know people can spot during ovulation, but for this long, and such a short time after my period ended? ALso, I am about 5'1 120 pounds. I am married, and have only had sex once about 2 days after my period, and have taken 2 hpt's (both neg). Thanks so much.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:45 am

User avatar Hello,
This definitely falls in the category of normal changes that are quite common with women, at least at times in their lives. Nothing here is alarming, so try not to stress over it. If it continues for several months and interferes with your daily activities, have it checked out with your doctor who may try hormonal regulation of your periods.

Best wishes.

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