I was spotting before surgery on a daily basis for a very long time. I finally had a oopherectomy and had two very large endometrioma's removed. I thought that would stop my spotting situation since I had chocolate cysts. I am on birth control and my Doctor told me "it's side effects of the birth control." However, I was spotting even BEFORE using the birth control. I am quite frustrated since DOctor's say "it must be this and it must be that" but I have to just live with never-ending spotting?