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A 21-year-old female asked:

what are all the symptoms of a anovulation ? is the irregular bleeding heavy or light ? what treatment options are available how can you tell you it

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Dr. Sonja Shanley
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Definitions....: Anovulation means you didn't ovulate that cycle. Ovulation occurs mid-cycle and not ovulating does not necessarily alter the flow of the following menses. Treatment is only necessary if anovulation is chronic and you're trying to conceive! good luck!

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are antibiotics used for bleeding in the first trimester?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Generally not, unless the bleeding is due to localized infection at the cervix (ie chlamydia). Bleeding in the first trimester is typically not an infectious process, and will not be affected by antibiotics.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Your question is vague because if you have an infection like Dr Fogelson mentions, then you need the antibiotic.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to bleed after a pap smear while pregnant?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
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Yes: A small amount of bleeding is not unusual and is the result of normal changes that occur in the cervix with pregnancy that make it more susceptible to bleeding after a pap. Heavy bleeding with cramping is not normal and should be evaluated further.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Do all women bleed in labor?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Yes: There is always some bleeding associated with labor. Usually this occurs when the placenta detaches from the uterus. The blood vessels that communicated from the mothers circulation to the placenta bleed briefly until the uterus contracts down and seals them off. If the uterus is slow to firm up, medications and uterine massage can be used to speed the process along.
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some bleeding can also occur with episiotomy, if it is performed. this is typically very limited and clinically not significant. Congratulations
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A 42-year-old member asked:

After numerous miscarriages, could this be a sign of a bleeding disorder?

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Dr. Natalie Burger
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Not commonly: There are many reasons why a pregnancy may miscarry. The most common reason is that there is some sort of genetic problem with the developing pregnancy. Patients with repetitive losses (more than 2 or 3) may benefit from additional evaluation of the uterus and certain hormonal, blood clotting, autoimmune, and parental genetic disorders.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Im 29 and I am eager to get pregnant what are my chances? I have prior history of irregular periods. Can that risk y chances? Please help!

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Chances are good: At age 29, your chances for getting pregnant are good. If you have irregular periods, this can make it more difficult since you may ovulate less frequently. This will mean fewer opportunities to get pregnant. If you're not successful getting pregnant in about 6-12 months, see your doctor.

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