Spotting Between Periods – What Does It Mean?

There are a variety of causes that can cause spotting between periods and it is a very common symptom of Endometriosis and Metrorrhagia. Fortunately, most causes are benign and can be easily treated. If you experience regular spotting between periods, you should answer this question – is your spotting caused by trauma or pregnancy? If the answer is no, it is most likely caused by Endometriosis.  (Endometriosis refers to the abnormal growth of cells outside of the uterus)

Although endometriosis is the most common cause of metrorrhagia, it is not the only cause.  Other issues that may cause spotting between your period include:

  • Uterine polyps or fibroids
  • hormone imbalance: Your menstrual cycle is regulated by the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Thyroid problems, ovarian issues and starting or stopping birth control pills can affect your hormone levels.  In many cases fixing these issues will resolve the spotting between periods.
  • Infection of the cervix
  • trauma
  • IUD (intra-uterine device)
  • Erosion of Cervix
  • Cancer of the uterus, cervix or fallopian tubes
  • Ectopic Pregnancy or miscarriage
  • Lack of Estrogen ( which can lead to vaginal dryness )
  • Medication including birth control pills, aspirin or other blood thinners
  • Stress
  • Thyroid Problems

As we already learned, Endometriosis can be eliminated easily, by using the Velvet Protocol.

Is spotting between periods and Metrorrhagia the same thing?

Those are just labels – you can find many articles, which state that Metrorrhagia is ‘abnormal spotting between periods’. In fact, spotting is a symptom of Metrorrhagia and they are both linked to Endometriosis – even if you do not experience many of the other symptoms of Endometriosis, such as PMS or extreme pain. The simplest way to see if your spotting between periods is caused by Endometriosis, is to wait for a few days and see if it disappears on it’s own. If spotting is a frequent occurrence, it is clearly not related to trauma or pregnancy, which makes Endometriosis the most likely diagnosis.