1. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB) – If a woman gets moderate to heavy bleeding before her periods are due, it could indicate Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB). This is caused by conditions such as post coital bleeding, metrorrhagia, polymenorrhea and menorrhagia. These require immediate attention from a doctor.
2. Benign Polyps And Uterine Fibroids – Often, prolonged spotting is also indicative of uterine fibroid. Hence, it should be given urgent attention. The inner uterine lining needs to be normal. Any irregularity or extra tissue can make this lining fragile and result in an unusual spotting at any time.
3. Presence Of Blood In The Urine Or Bleeding From The Rectum – If you experience spotting before your period cycle, there is no reason to be too worried. Occasional spotting is quite normal. However, you need to ensure that the bleeding is from the vagina only and not from the urine or the rectum. You could use a tampon to check this.
4. Incomplete Or Skipped Ovulation Spotting – The ovulation spotting condition is absolutely normal and is in fact considered to be a healthy sign of fertility in women. If the ovulation has been left incomplete or skipped, inadequate progesterone could be the cause and spotting could occur.