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Having vaginal cramping and spotting. I am sterilised. What are the complications?

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hi i was wondering if this sounds serious in the last 3 days ive had abit of viganal cramping with a wee bit of spotting but i dont think i could be pregnant as im sterilized and i had my period just finished about two weeks ago.last month tho my period came twice .what do you think this could mean
Posted Mon, 6 Aug 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 22 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
Mild brownish spotting from vagina after your periods are over might be a normal finding. It is not suggestive of pregnancy.
If this spotting is persistent or recurrent then other causes need to be evaluated like - uterine or cervical cause like uterine polyp, cervical dysplasia, chronic cervicitis, cervical polyp, vaginal bacterial infection, dysfunctional uterine bleeding. etc.
These can be ruled out by your gynaecologist by doing a PAP smear and a lower abdomen ultrasound scan.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow-up: Having vaginal cramping and spotting. I am sterilised. What are the complications? 2 minutes later
the spotting that i had was bright red.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for writing again.
Bright red spotting means it was a fresh bleeding and could be due to any of the above mentioned reasons. Consulting a gynecologist for an examination will be helpful.
Hope my answer is helpful.
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