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What do spotting after periods indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 8 May 2015
Question: I had a period 1st April now for the last 2 days Iv had a brownish/pink when I wipe what could this be.
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
might be ovulation spotting.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I read carefully your query.

Most likely the brownish/pink discharge might be ovulation spotting considering the fact that your last period were on 1st April.
Usually ovulation spotting may last only 1-2 days and in rare cases up to 4 days ,and it is associated with a mild lower abdominal pain in one side.
If this last more than few days or you have other symptoms ,then it might not be related with ovulation and may need evaluation.

Hope it helps.
Let me know if you have any other question or doubts to clarify.I would be happy to help.

Kind regards,
Dr.Rovena Murati
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rovena Murati (5 minutes later)
Thankyou Iv never had it before. Do you think it's anything more serious or a chance I could be pregnant again. Something that's never happened to me.
I feel quite sick aswell but it comes and goes in waves & Iv got no appetite.
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

Try not to think bad things.

Considering the fact that your last menstrual cycle was on 1st April,it is more likely to be ovulation spotting,although it has never happened to you before.It is unpredictable and some months can happen ,other months no or can happen once in a while.
This usually is confused with implantation bleeding that usually occur between 6-12 days after ovulation and it is an early sign of pregnancy.

Ovulation usually happens between 12-16 days from the next expected period.
So if you have regular periods and an 28 days cycle ,the ovulation should have happened between April 13 and April 17.

Since the date of ovulation can change from month to month ,is it is difficult to determine it for sure ,so pregnancy is not excluded.
You may need to wait for the next period and see what happen.

Try not to think bad things and just give it some time.I don't think it is something serious.

Take care.
Dr.Rovena



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What do spotting after periods indicate?

Brief Answer: might be ovulation spotting. Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I read carefully your query. Most likely the brownish/pink discharge might be ovulation spotting considering the fact that your last period were on 1st April. Usually ovulation spotting may last only 1-2 days and in rare cases up to 4 days ,and it is associated with a mild lower abdominal pain in one side. If this last more than few days or you have other symptoms ,then it might not be related with ovulation and may need evaluation. Hope it helps. Let me know if you have any other question or doubts to clarify.I would be happy to help. Kind regards, Dr.Rovena Murati