What does spotting mean before my period?

Its really hard to say what exactly could be going on, but we can clear some things up!

Someone’s period can actually fluctuate based on what’s going on in their life.  This means that stresssickness, or change in physical activity can make a period act differently.

While sometimes menstruation happens on the traditional 28-day cycle, plenty do not.  While this can be healthy and nothing to worry about, it may be a good idea to make an appointment if you find yourself worrying about your period. Our Teen Clinic practitioners can offer tips and strategies for regulating the period, and they’ll make sure you’re healthy.

It’s important to note that if you are sexually active (meaning you’re having oral sex, anal sex, vaginal sex, or any genital to genital contact), irregular bleeding can also be an indication of some type of infection.  You can always make an appointment to get tested, if this is something you might be concerned about.

It is also important to know, if someone has started a new birth control method, this can sometimes cause irregular bleeding while their body gets used to the new hormones.

We hope this helps!

If you want to make an appointment at our Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160