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lovepink888
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Is it normal to spot between periods? Or if you have a yeast infection?
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Yeast infections sometimes do come along with spotting.

And spotting between periods can be perfectly normal.

All we'd want to make sure of is that someone's sexual or reproductive health is in good order if that is happening, and certainly with a yeast infection, that they're getting some kind of treatment that's working for them.

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My period is due on the 10th and i thought i was getting it yesterday because i had some blood but now i don't have anything so i was really concerned. Ive never had sex just oral and fingering so i don't think i have a pregnancy risk. Should i have to worry?
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We've talked before about what constitutes a pregnancy risk and what doesn't, and I think we've made it pretty clear by now that oral sex and fingering don't pose those risks, okay?

(I think we've also talked in the past about how if when you have these kinds of sex, you keep worrying about your health or pregnancy, it'd probably be best to reconsider having them. When something keeps having us feel so freaked, it's usually not the right thing for us.)

It's not uncommon for people to experience spotting or very light flow before a period begins. As well, it's not uncommon for periods not to start on the exact day people expect them.

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What might cause light spotting before a period?
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like a few days before a period officially starts I mean..
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Well, like we said, if someone has an infection, or if a period is beginning, which I'd say are the most likely culprits.

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