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What could be the cause for slight spotting with cramps?

Hello. Me and my boyfriend are trying to conceive our first baby. My last period was on the 27th September. We had sex on the 12th October - 2 days before my ovulation day. I took pregancy test when I was 10 DPO but it was negative. My next period was due 3 days ago and today I ve noticed very very light spotting when I wiped. I put a pad on because I thought I started my period but when I went to the toilet again a few hours later, the pad was clean and the spotting was gone as well. I felt very light cramping today, but not like period cramps. I also had a headache and felt little bit dizzy. My nipples feel quite sore too. What can it be? Oh and I never used any contraception. Also I have very regular cycle.
Thu, 4 Jul 2019
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When bleeding occurs for a longer period than it is usually as in your case then there are few possible causes and most common is a hormone imbalance. PCOS is one of the causes of hormonal imbalance.

While some causes may be easy to treat, others can indicate a serious underlying condition.

Whether you notice spotting or heavier bleeding in between periods, it’s important to see your doctor for testing, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Other potential other causes of bleeding between periods include a growth in the uterus or cervix, stress, change in medications, miscarriage, vaginal dryness.

Your doctor will also likely give you a physical exam, including a pelvic exam.

Diagnostic tests can help your doctor find the cause of the bleeding. Your doctor may draw blood to check hormone levels. Then the right treatment can be recommended.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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