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Spotting: other diseases involved

If spotting is most often benign, it can also be symptoms of other gynecological diseases, such as uterine fibroids, endometritis or endometriosis.

Uterine polyps or fibroids

Sometimes spotting can be a sign of a uterine polyp, that is, a non-cancerous tumor, that is located on the cervix or uterine cavity.

Fibrous or mucous, uterine polyps, often called fibroids, are manifested by bleeding more or less important outside the rules and pains in the lower abdomen. Fatigue, fever, and more heavy periods than usual can supplement these symptoms.

Endometritis or infection

In some cases, spotting may be the result of endometritis, that is, inflammation of the endometrium, the lining of the uterine cavity. Of an infectious origin, endometritis can be caused by a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but also by several other factors such as an IUD changed too late, an abortion if placental debris remained in the body, or a childbirth.

In addition to spotting, endometritis is manifested by severe pain in the lower abdomen, smelly vaginal discharge, and a feverish condition.


Linked to the presence of tissue similar to the uterine lining outside the uterus, endometriosis affects one in ten women.

Recurrent and acute pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, particularly painful menstruation, lumbar and abdominal pain that can radiate into the legs: the main symptom of endometriosis is pain . But he is not the only one. Endometriosis can also be manifested by difficulty urinating (dysuria), or bleeding out of the rules, in other words, spotting.

If you suffer from severe pain and spotting, consult your gynecologist. Only an MRI can diagnose endometriosis.

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