Why Am I Spotting? Dear BeingGirl Experts, I am writing to ask why I am bleeding in-between my periods. Could there be any reason for it? I am 27 years old and sexually active. I had a Pap smear last November which came back clear. I have been seeing bright red spotting in between my periods. It is not a lot, but I am worried there may be something wrong. I have mentioned this to my GP, and he said it was normal. He did not do an examination. I am not on the pill, but have tried nearly all of them, and they give me a migraine headache. Should I be worried or not? Please let me know. Thank you, Joanne --- Dear Joanne, Many girls/women spot in-between their periods. Usually it is related to ovulation and occurs about 14 days prior to the onset of the next menstrual period. If your doctor is not worried, I would not be upset. Keep a menstrual calendar and note when you menstruate and when you spot. Bring this with you to your next gynecological appointment and let the doctor check out your pattern. BeingGirl Experts Ask the BeingGirl expert why am I spotting and read about others experiences.