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why did i start bleeding heavily when in labor

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There is always some bleeding associated with labor. Usually this occurs when the placenta detaches from the uterus. The blood vessels that communic ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prostaglandins: The prostaglandins released in the semen may cause enough irritation for contractions.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably menses: If your pregnancy tests have been negative, then delayed ovulation can result in delayed menstruation. If pregnancy is uncertain, then a blood test f ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
13 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Should get examined: Might be a variety of things ranging from hormonal, benign lesions like fibroids, to cancer. Should get a pelvic exam to see if any mass seen with pos ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Miscarriage: Usually waiting two menstrual cycles is recommended after miscarriage.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pregnant?: Get a home kit urine test strips from pharmacy and test yourself 7-10 days after date of possible conception. If negative, wait same time period and ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: If you are passing tissue and you've had a recent positive pregnancy test then that is possible. Before you go to the ER, if you have an OB/GYN physi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Still faint, be seen: Bleeding after delivery is common and "heavy" is relative. Bleeding can be from tears, uterine weakness or poor contraction after placenta delivered ( ... Read More
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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Go see your Dr: You need a pelvic exam to determine the cause of the bleeding, and depending on the cause there are medications to stop it.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various issues : Bleeding at times other than your anticipated period can be a hormonal issue that may be addressed with the pill, for ex. Bleeding after intercourse c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs evaluation: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Trauma?: You may have have torn something such as the remnant of the hymen.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids/polyps?: If you see a doctor for heavy periods, they will want to make sure that you don't have any fibroids (usually benign tumors of the uterus) or polyps (g ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Monitor for signs of pregnancy. If you are trying to get pregnant, avoid medicines, substances, alcohol, etc that are detrimental to pregnancy. If y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Hematuria: Strenuous exercise can cause hematuria, or blood in the urine. While it can occur with any type of activity, runners are particularly prone to this pr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
This is: COMPLETELY NORMAL in your teen years ...... Just because it hasn't happened before is not unsual1 RELAX Hope this helps!
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Adrenaline: After a high Adrenalin situation like sex there is an excess of it for awile. That makes muscles tend to shake when attempting to relax, like after se ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervicitis: You could bleed after intercourse for various reasons. One of them is a condition called cervicitis wherein the cervis is inflamed due to irritation ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Bleeding a lot: Bleeding a lot is not normal. It is not a sign of pregnancy. It is a sign of trauma, infection, or cancer. Given you are only 18 I doubt cancer, but i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessaril: The bleeding after intercourse can be caused by many thing, rarely from being pregnant. Most commonly there is an irritation of the cerx that gets tra ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Seigel
12 years experience Endocrinology
Needs an examination: PCOS can cause irreglar menses. It is however important to see an OBGYN to rule out other causes of abnormal menses. Additionally PCOS needs to be tre ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal: This is abnormal menstruation called dub (dysfunctional uterine bleeding) and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. Sometimes, even small fibroids i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: You may have injured it trying to get the tampon in but doubt that you fully broke it.

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