A 44-year-old member asked:
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how do you tell the difference between a period and a problem vaginal bleeding?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: In general, your beriod should be cyclic and predictable. Excluding pregnancy, any other bleeding would be considered pathologic.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013
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