Spotting occurs during the time of a regular period or between regular periods. In most cases, it is not a dangerous problem. But still, many women worry when they have spotting but no period. Before becoming worried that you might have some kind of disease or might be pregnant, you need to pay attention to your level of stress. Stress can cause hormonal imbalances that can lead to menstrual irregularities like that. But if it is persistent, you should have it checked out.
You'd better know the various causes of the problem and should be prepared to control the underlying condition.
It can be a normal pregnancy or a pregnancy with problems. Implantion bleeding happens about 10 days after conception, sometimes around the time of your period. You'll notice pink or brown spots on your underwear. Mild spotting in early pregnancy is a normal phenomenon, but, if the following occurs, you'd better seek your doctor's advice.
Ovulation happens when the egg is released from the follicle in the ovary. It occurs between seven and twenty-two days after the first day of your menstrual period. There may be spotting that occurs during this time, which is usually in the middle of the cycle.
Like mentioned in the very beginning, if you happen to be under a great deal of emotional anxiety or stress, you can have spotting but no period and can suffer from irregular menstrual periods.
Some medications can contribute to having spotting. Birth control pills can cause this, especially in the first few months of taking the pill. If you have been taking the pill for a while, there can be bleeding, especially if you skip take a pill in the cycle.
Certain health problems can contribute to spotting at various times during the cycle. Here are some health conditions you should know about:
There can be other causes of spotting without period. These include the following:
But how can you make sure it is spotting instead of period? Watch the video below to get ideas.
As you have seen, there are many different causes of spotting or bleeding during the menstrual cycle. You should see an OB/GYN doctor if you have persistent spotting between your periods or if you have spotting without period.
The first thing you need to do, however, is to determine if you are pregnant or not. You should take a home urine pregnancy test that checks for the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in a urine specimen, which is produced in the uterine lining after implantation has occurred. You might be pregnant if you miss your period and just have spotting. Take the test as the first thing in the morning, when the HCG levels are at its highest. If the test is negative but you still have symptoms, you should take the test again a few days later or see your doctor.
If you have spotting associated with dizziness, pelvic pain, or abdominal pain, this could mean you are having an ectopic pregnancy, which should be evaluated by your doctor. If you aren't pregnant or if you know you don't have an ectopic pregnancy, see your doctor about your symptoms, so you can have something done to remedy the situation.
You'd better learn the following tips to prevent vaginal spotting: