Quick Answer: Why Am I Spotting When Im Not On My Period?

Can you spot when your not pregnant?

Is It Implantation Bleeding — or Just My Period.

Light bleeding or spotting doesn’t mean you’re definitely pregnant, but some women do experience implantation bleeding in early pregnancy just after they’ve conceived.

Here’s how to tell whether spotting is a sign of pregnancy, your period or something else..

When should I be concerned about spotting?

If your spotting has been happening consistently for several months—or you’re worried about it for any reason – keep a menstrual diary to track irregular menstrual cycles or bleeding. If the irregularity persists for more than two months, I’d recommend making an appointment to see your ob/gyn for an exam.

What is pregnancy spotting like?

What does it look like? Implantation bleeding may appear as light spotting — blood that appears when you wipe — or a light, consistent flow that requires a liner or light pad. The blood may or may not be mixed with cervical mucus.

When should I go to the doctor for spotting between periods?

Schrop says to see a gynecologist if you are experiencing any of the following: Bleeding that requires more than one tampon or sanitary pad in an hour, for several hours in a row. Bleeding or spotting between periods. Bleeding after having sex.

What causes spotting?

Physical conditions that can cause spotting episodes include fibroids (abnormal growth of muscle tissue on your uterus), uterine or cervical polyps(abnormal growths on your cervix or the inside of your uterus) and endometriosis (8).

Does your period start when you are spotting?

For many women, a monthly period begins with light spotting, gets heavier for a day or two, and then gets gradually lighter, ending with spotting. Time spent not bleeding: Some women with hormonal imbalances or health issues may spot throughout the month. Periods usually last 5-7 days, and never last an entire month.

Is spotting a sign of infection?

Light bleeding or spotting from the vagina is sometimes caused by an infection such as thrush, vaginosis or a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Vaginal infections may also cause an unusual discharge from the vagina.

When I wipe There’s blood but not on pad?

After your period, the bleeding may taper off slowly. You may only notice a little blood on the toilet paper you use to wipe, or you may see stains accumulate on your underwear throughout the day. This is all considered normal.

Can I take a pregnancy test while spotting?

You can take a pregnancy test while bleeding or seemingly on your period, because any blood that mixes with your urine will not affect the results of the test.