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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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I've been spotting for 9 days mid cycle. I normally have 2

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Hi, I've been spotting for 9 days mid cycle. I normally have 2 month cycles, last period on the 28th September. This is the 1st period in 10 months since I gave birth in November. What reasons am I spotting? Thank you
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: Every 2 months I have twinges, no pain. Mild cramps
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I do have PCOS
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 12 months ago.

Most likely you're spotting because you haven't ovulated since your delivery. Ovulation keeps the uterine lining clean after a period. When a woman doesn't ovulate, she may still have a period, but the uterine lining doesn't clean off, so further spotting can occur, just like you're having.

Hopefully the spotting will resolve on its own in time. I would wait and see. If the spotting continues, then see your doctor. Some progesterone pills will usually resolve it. Best wishes.