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Why do I always have mid cycle spotting and sometimes light bleeding that last from midcycle to my next menstrual flow. This has been on for over a year now. Please does anyone have any idea about this

By Anonymous August 3, 2018 - 1:24am
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Hello Anon

Thanks for your post and welcome to EmpowHer!

It sounds like your mid cycle bleeding can be Ovulation bleeding.

Ovulation: Ovulation bleeding is a common cause of midcycle bleeding. It occurs approximately 14 - 16 days after the last menstrual period.
Ovulation bleeding usually lasts for only 2-3 hours and may be so slight as to cause only a brownish discharge that stains the underclothes. Occasionally it may last for 1 to 2 days but even then only a brown discharge with a few spots of red may be seen. Heavy bleeding is rare. A little blood tinging the profuse clear mucus secreted at this time is more common.

Sometimes ovulation bleeding may be accompanied by pain on one or other side of the lower abdomen. It depends on the site of ovulation - on which ovary is expelling the ovum on that cycle. This pain , also called 'ovulation pain' or 'mittelschmerz', lasts for about 12 - 24 hours. It increases on any movement, even during walking.

Please discuss your concerns with your doctor.


August 3, 2018 - 6:15am
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