Causes listed below.
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The mild spotting that you had could be due to
1. Impending period. The bleeding may be less due to hormonal problems.
bleed which is mostly only spotting and lasts only for few hours.
or missed abortion
in which case there will be a longer bout of bleeding and a negative pregnancy
test after a few weeks
4. ectopic pregnancy with nonviable embryo and withdrawal bleeding following that.
5. Local trauma caused during intercourse.
You can do a pregnancy test using the home pregnancy test kits available over the counter or consult your physician for a blood test
which is more accurate to confirm or rule out pregnancy.
Depending on these your obstetritian will be able to guide you to the further course of treatment and management.
The other symptoms could be due to pregnancy or due to just a premenstrual phase or a stomach bug.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal