Spotting 2 Weeks After Period

While spotting two weeks after your period may be confusing, it is actually fairly common. Sometimes, there is a medical reason why this happens. In other cases, there is no obvious reason why spotting occurs. Spotting happens frequently to women throughout the month, even if you have never experienced it in the past. Some women may experience spotting because of an infection, ovulation or another health-related cause.

Like most medical conditions, the best way to figure out the cause and get treatment if you need it is to go to the doctor. Many medical conditions can only be diagnosed after professional tests, so it is important to go to your doctor or gynecologist if you are experiencing unusual symptoms.

The Most Common Cause for Spotting Two Weeks After Period

By far, the most common cause for spotting in the middle of your cycle is ovulation. Normally, women have a menstrual cycle that ranges from 28 to 32 days long. While it may vary slightly, ovulation will typically occur around the 14th day of your cycle. When you ovulate, you may experience slight cramps on one side of your pelvis and light spotting. Even if you do not normally experience this symptom of ovulation, it can appear at any time.

If there is no major medical reason for spotting to happen, it is most likely caused by ovulation. Before you can assume that spotting is not a problem, you should take into account your medical history, sexual activity, other symptoms and usage of contraception. By eliminating the other potential causes of spotting, you can find out for sure if ovulation is the actual cause.

Medical Causes for Spotting Two Weeks After Period

The causes of your spotting can vary from just ovulation to serious endometrium issues. If you recently took a flight, changed climate zones or were under a lot of stress, these factors could also cause spotting two weeks after your period.

In addition, your body may spot in the middle of the month for the first three months after you start or stop taking birth control pills. The hormonal changes induced by birth control pills take some time for your body to adjust to, and this can cause your period to be slightly irregular at first. Other than birth control pills, vaginal rings and intrauterine devices may also cause spotting to happen.

1. Hormonal Changes

One of the most common cause of spotting is hormonal abnormalities. These can be caused by anything ranging from stress to a medical condition.

2. Conception

When someone conceives a child, it can cause implantation bleeding. After conception, you may experience slight spotting about a week later. The earliest that implantation could happen is three days after ovulation, so this would fall about two weeks before your menstrual cycle is supposed to start. This is especially likely if you ovulated earlier than normal this month. The only way to find out if conception was the cause is to wait until your period was supposed to start and take a pregnancy test.

3. Cervical Erosion

Many women do not experience any symptoms of cervical erosion. One of the most common symptoms experienced is spotting after sex. If you experience spotting after the first one to three sexual encounters of your life, relax because this is a perfectly normal symptom.

4. Endometrium Problems

If you have problems like chronic endometritis, it can cause foul odors, abdominal pain and brown-colored spotting. Both endometrium hyperplasia and endometriosis can cause brown, red or pink spotting.

Anytime you experience spotting with vaginal dryness, a fever, pain during sexual intercourse, itching, lower abdominal pain or burning, you should make an appointment with your gynecologist right away.


  1. I am scared that I am pregnant and not sure when my period starts. But I finished my period around the 28th March I think then had unprotected sex probably the day or 2 after. But from 6th March I experienced what I thought was a period it was a very a light red then then brown colour on the 8th. I didn’t have any spotting on the 9th and today just a drop of light red blood, I even inserted my finger all the way inside myself and there’s not a drop of blood. My mucus was a little stringy yesterday and today its just feels like water when secreted. I am not experiencing any pregnancy symptoms at all plus I tried the bleach urine test and it foamed and fizzed up and apparently that means I am pregnant. Please help, thanks

    • Your symptoms may be indications that you are pregnant. Since that is the case, you should take a pregnancy test at this time. Confirm the result of your test with a medical professional. Make an appointment at this time. Best of luck, Rachel!

  2. Hello I had a question. I’ve been trying to get pregnant the past 11/2. I had my period 19 days ago but spotted on day 16. Is it possible to be implantation spotting? It only happened once that day and just got minor pain in my pelvic area. I’m really hoping for a pregnancy 🤰

    • It is possible that you are pregnant. Continue to monitor your symptoms for additional pregnancy symptoms. Take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date. Confirm the result of your test with a medical professional. Best of luck, Becky!

  3. I am wondering if I am experiencing implantation bleeding. I just had a baby 6months ago so my period is just really getting back to normal. It normally comes on the 17th and stays for 5 days but this month it came on the 15 and went off the 17th it felt normal heavy and the normal color just shorter time. I had sex on the 14th but literally lost the condom inside me and it didn’t come out until later that night. Then on the 28th I started bleeding light pink and it stopped for a day then turned brown the next day and then went back to light pink and has continued to be light pink up until last night Nov4. My normal period is dark red and very heavy this was light and sometimes could only be seen when wiping. Please help is it to early to test if I am?

    • It is possible that you are experiencing an unusual period. It is possible that you are experiencing implantation bleeding. Continue to monitor your experiences for additional pregnancy symptoms. Take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date. Confirm the result of your test with a medical professional. Best of luck, Pernell!

      • The only other symptoms I noticed are bloating, nausea and slight cramping. But I will continue to monitor and then test when the time comes thank you for your quick response!

  4. I am not sure what my body is telling me, I most recent period ended 9 days ago and shortly after it ended my breasts began to get sore and heavy. However, prior to my period my breasts were sore and heavy for a whole week before I actual started my period. Now, yesterday I started spotting but it’s light and it noticed it after sex. Is it normal & what does this mean?

    Thank you in advance.

    • It is possible that you were experiencing symptoms of an unusual period. If it is possible that you are pregnant, then you may have experienced implantation bleeding and other symptoms. Continue to monitor your experiences for additional pregnancy symptoms. Take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date. Best of luck, Xai!

  5. I have just started getting my periods, but I now just experienced spotting. Is it normal? It is 13 days after the day I started my period.

    • It is possible that you are experiencing symptoms of puberty. Puberty will continue to many years, and difference changes will occur. It is also possible that you are having an unusual period. Best of luck, Michelle!

  6. I started experiencing spotting around two weeks after I got off my period, I had sex a few days before, unprotected regrettably, so I wonder if there’s a correlation? The discharge started light pink and then felt like a regular period before turning brown and thick over the past 4 days. I’ve been under stress, and have become emotional due to said stress. I have been experiencing pain in my lower pelvic region and mild bloating, so I’m very worried. What do you suggest I do or what do you think is happening?

    • These experiences may be caused by an unusual period, pregnancy, or the stress that you are having at this time. If it is possible that you are pregnant, then you may be experiencing implantation bleeding. Take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date. Confirm the result of your test with a medical professional. Best of luck, Nani!

  7. I got my tubes tied almost two yrs now and i had my period on the 4th of july and i notice a spotting on the 19th it only last for a day what could cause that?

    • Continue to monitor your experiences at this time. It is possible for these surgeries to undo themselves. You may want to speak with a medical professional. They will be able to determine and treat your condition. Reduce stress in your life at this time. Best of luck, Tamara!


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