• question-icon

    What causes light vaginal spotting?

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Women's Health
Question: I have slight spotting of bright red blood from my vagina
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
you should see a Gynecologist!

Detailed Answer:

Vaginal spotting in an elderly lady like you should never be ignored(even though it's just been a day). It must be thoroughly investigated.

Causes may range from hormonal changes, infection, anatomical changes of the female genital tract and even some malignancies of the genital tract. I will recommend that you take an appointment with your OBGYN for investigations irrespective of whether it (the slight spotting) continues or not.

I wish you well and please keep me updated on the outcome of the visit.

Kind regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Answered by
Dr. Chobufo Ditah

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

Answered : 6252 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

191 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Chobufo Ditah
  • Q - CT scan showed cancer tumor inside liver. Swollen abdomen, little...

  • Q - Shaved around private parts and around base of penis. Bumps are like...

  • Q - Having blood pressure. Taking Sandoz Fenofibrate. Should I go for higher...

  • Q - Severe anal itching and rashes on buttocks. Suggest medication

  • Q - Stomach upset, gas and bloating. What could this be?

  • Q - Can I contract HIV through blowjob?

  • Q - Having swollen testicles. Could this be a sign of cancer?

  • Q - Had rectal prolapse surgery. Should I be concerned of having irregular...

  • Q - What causes numbness in toe?

  • Q - Is Hydrazine sulfate effective for cancer patients suffering from cachexia?