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What does spotting after a period mean? I am currently on ‘the pill’ but forgot to take a day. A day later I got my period (normal 6 days) but last night about 1.5 weeks after it finished I had spotting. Any ideas what this could mean?

Posted by anon, 11/10/13

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  • Menstrual spotting, often described as breakthrough bleeding, can occur while on birth control pills. Missed doses can increase the risk of spotting.


  • I’ve had this recently and went to Dr and she gave me a script for a stronger pill and it has stopped the spotting now, Yay!


  • It could be nothing but it could be something. Get off to your gp asap and ask them about it


  • it means being a woman can suck!! I had this for years – two libations, etc and then a hysterectomy and life is bliss… Get some help love, in this day and age there is no need to suffer. all the best


  • always go to your doctors with spotting – may need a different pill, may need some GP advice…. At the very least it is a darn nuisance!


  • Most likely your body trying to reset after missing the pill. If it’s only spotting and goes away, I wouldn’t worry too much. Just try remember your pill cos it’s a bugger when you forget


  • irregular periods,, don’t worry it is common if you stop the pill for a day or so,, i would be normal next month,


  • Probably because you missed the pill.


  • it would just be your body getting back into sink because you missed the pill


  • I would think its because you missed a pill


  • Its because you missed the tablet.


  • there are some good comments here


  • Some great advice on here


  • If you are worried, see the doctor, if it persists.


  • Some good advice there below.


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