I had sex in January and went on to have regular periods for February and March. However, now I'm spotting. What could be going on? Could this mean I'm pregnant?

Answer

If the last time you had sex was around two months ago, and you had regular periods after that then I would suspect the spotting has nothing to do with pregnancy.

A few possibilities for the spotting are:

- An infection. If you have an infection, ranging from a UTI to an infection in your reproductive organs, this can cause spotting between cycles.

- Ovulation spotting. Sometimes, in the middle of our cycle, when we're ovulating, spotting can occur.

- Perimenopause. If you're in your 30's or 40's it's possible that you're entering your pre-menopause years and the hormone fluctuations can cause spotting between cycles.

To ease your mind, you should go ahead and take a pregnancy test. Rarely, some women do experience what looks like regular periods while they're pregnant which can be super confusing!

If that test comes back negative, keep an eye on the spotting, and if it continues, let your doctor know. Even though it's annoying to experience mid-cycle spotting, it's not usually a huge cause for concern, but if you do have an infection, you'll want to treat it properly.

Updated on March 27, 2018

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