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5 reasons you're spotting between periods

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

As if worrying about getting your period on time wasn't enough, it turns out it's not unusual for women to notice a bit of a blood down there at times when they're not expecting it, too. It’s not always something to be worried about, EmpressBody has put together a run-down of some of the reasons why you might be bleeding lightly between periods.


Some women notice light spotting for a day or two after ovulation. This happens regularly for some people. Ovulation is the time in your cycle when you are most fertile. If you are avoiding pregnancy, make sure not to get ovulation spotting confused with menstrual bleeding!


Spotting between periods is a common side effect of hormonal birth control, like birth control pills, hormonal IUDS and patches, shots and implants. Spotting may occur when you start the contraceptive or shortly after stopping its use. If you experience “break through bleeding” every month, let your doctor know. That may not be the right birth control option for you.


Many women experience spotting during pregnancy. It usually happens in the first few months. This can be harmless in a healthy pregnancy. If you are experiencing other symptoms of pregnancy, take a test to confirm you are. If you are pregnant, see a doctor right away. A doctor can help you get on the right track for pregnancy and make sure that your spotting isn’t caused by an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening if left untreated.


As your body prepares to transition out of your child-bearing years, you may experience hormonal imbalances that cause spotting. This is a sign that you are starting the transition to menopause.

Click here to learn how EmpressBody can help you through the menpause

You might have fibroids

Believe it or not, most women (up to 75 or 80%) develop uterine fibroids, but many never know it, since the non-cancerous growths can be so small they don’t trigger any symptoms. Larger fibroids, however, can cause pain and discomfort. They may make it difficult to get pregnant and lead to frequent urination (if they’re pressing on your bladder). Fibroids can also cause spotting, says Dr. Andrews: “The fibroid itself may be bleeding or causing bleeding in the endometrial wall.” Treatment for fibroids varies depending on the symptoms the growths are causing. Your doctor might recommend medications that regulate your period and help shrink the fibroids, or one of a number of surgical procedures that can shrink or remove fibroids.

EmpressBody recommends:

- If you’re prone to spotting try the EmpressBody supplied Natracare Panty Liners:

Natracare Cotton Panty Liners are with a breathable liner that helps keep the skin cool and dry, if you know that you tend to spot at a particular time of the month, pop one of these in your purse or wear them to catch any spotting.

Organic products offer women comfortable reliable protection whilst restricting their contact with synthetic materials unnecessary chemicals and irritating additives and preservatives they also have minimum impact on our environment. Natracare sanitary towels are made from only pure and natural materials based on plant cellulose. They are not chlorine bleached and are free of rayon plastics and other similar synthetic materials that have a negative impact on our environment. A uniform shape for excellent protection they are also individually wrapped so can be kept discreetly in your bag.

Click here to read more about EmpressBody supplied sanitary products

- If you’re spotting because of Fibroids, try the EmpressBody Fibroid Fighter Bundle

Because every woman is so beautifully unique we have to point out that relieving the symptoms of fibroids will differ from woman to woman. But the EmpressBody Fibroids Fighter Bundle is made up of different elements that individually have soothing properties and as a combined treatment work together to relieve symptoms of fibroids.

The EmpressBody Fibroids Fighter Bundle contains:

18 Detox Pearls (this is the minimum amount we recommend although we advise 36 Detox Pearls for multiple fibroids that are medium-large in size).

100ml Moringa

50ml Spirulina

2 x Yoni Steam

With the EmpressBody Fibroids Fighter Bundle we recommend that women do the full 18 EmpressBody Detox Pearls, this means inserting 6 pearls over a course of 24 days, each pearl you will use for 3 days not 2 to relieve the symptoms of fibroids and expel toxins. Women may experience cramping due to the fibroid tissue being broken down, but warm baths will help relieve the pain. Drink plenty of water and Moringa to help purify and encourage your body to function at its full potential and aid in preventing fibroid flare ups and achieve full yoni wellness.

Click here to view more about the EmpressBody Fibroid Fighter Bundle

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