Bleeding between your periods, or “spotting,” can occur for many reasons. Something simple like hormonal fluctuations is often likely culprit. But spotting is never normal. It doesn't necessarily mean that something bad is going on, but it's not normal.

So if you do notice spotting, it's worth getting it checked out. It is always important to meet with your doctor to rule out anything serious. Once more serious causes are ruled out, this is typically a fairly simple matter to correct.

Simple Physiology

In most cases, your spotting is explained by simple physiology of the menstrual cycle: the primary job of progesterone is to maintain and mature the lining of the uterus which was built by the estrogen in the first half of your cycle.

So, it makes sense that small amounts of the lining may “fall” out too early if not enough progesterone is present. This is called “estrogen dominance”, a situation where you do not make enough of the hormone progesterone to balance the estrogen that you make.

Symptoms of estrogen dominance include weight gain (tummy, hips & thighs), water retention, headaches, depression, anxiety, irritability, short-term-memory and concentration problems. Other common symptoms of estrogen dominance in women still having a menstrual cycle include: heavy bleeding, spotting, and PMS.

The most physiologically natural way to correct the problem of heavy bleeding is to simply supplement with progesterone to make up for what your body is not making. We’re talking about the balance between the progesterone and estrogen that your body naturally makes.

A quick fix

Many women have report that after beginning progesterone therapy that their menstrual spotting is gone on their very next cycle. Progesterone has been shown to work along with the estrogen you make to lower your risk of heart attacks and osteoporosis. Progesterone also decreases the risk of any cancer that can be “turned on" by estrogen.

If you’re ready to do something about your menstrual spotting, the fastest and easiest way is to get a prescription for natural, bio-identical progesterone. Please fill out the is to fill out the Women's Wellness Questionnaire below, and take the first step toward relief.