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What Is Spotting And Will It Happen To Me?

Bleeding between your periods, or “spotting,” can occur for many reasons, often not serious. When you first start having your period, your menstrual cycle may be irregular for a few month or years. Hormonal changes in your body are still stabilizing and may cause this spotting between periods. If your bleeding is not excessive or does not occur for a long time, it’s likely not a problem. If you notice spotting for longer and more frequent months, get the opinion of a doctor.

If you are sexually active, spotting after intercourse can indicate a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can also indicate that you’re currently or were recently pregnant. If this is the case we also recommend getting the opinion of a doctor.

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