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spotting

Etymology: ME, spot, blot
the appearance of a blood-stained discharge from the vagina between menstrual periods, during pregnancy, or at the beginning of labor.

spotting

Obstetrics Any episode of minor hemorrhage, which may be associated with pregnancy or the menstrual period. See Leopard spotting, Vaginal spotting.

spotting

The appearance of blood-tinged discharge from the vagina, usually between menstrual periods or at the onset of labor.

Patient discussion about spotting

Q. after my husband and i have sex i have spotting and i have really bad cramps what could this be?

A. Hmm... I can think about several options, but it's not wise to try to diagnose people over the net. I think that seeing a gynecologist would be appropriate in this situation.

Meanwhile you can read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynecologic_hemorrhage, http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/menstruation/a/bleedaftersex.htm and here http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bleeding-after-sex/AN01192)

Q. I would like to get more information about Alopesia Areata(hair losing,bald spots all over my head) Well the Alopesia Areata couses the hair falling in big spots all over the head,you start losing your hair in a diferent way than what it ussually is,the doctor told me there is treatment for it but it does not really works,he said that the only thing i can do is just wait between 6 and 18 months, and after all that time my hair should be growing back;but its so traumatic, tha i cant wait that long, i am only 25 years old , i have a life to live ,please help me,i know is not that bad but i cant help it, if anybody knows about some cure ,that really works , please let me know ,thanks.

A. Alopecia Areata is considered lately as an auto immune disease , that means your body is attacking your hair. this considered beyond treatment. but there are several ways of handling it- local anti immunic treatment and so forth, here is a good site about it:
http://www.naaf.org/treatment.html

Q. what is a purple spot on penis

A. could be some kind of hematoma- a bruise, blood vessels that bleed internally and caused a"papula". if you press it and it changes color to white- that could be it. if not, here are some more suggestions:
http://menshealth.about.com/od/diseasesconditions/a/penis_spots.htm

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