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i want to know what can i do about my post tubal ligation bleeding and spotting thats been going on for 5 months and i have symptoms that came with it?

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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Options available: Assuming you have been evaluated by your MD and you are not bleeding because of an abnormal condition, such as fibroids, adenomyosis, hyperplasia, then the bleeding can be treated medically with hormones (such as birth control pills, Depo Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) to name a few), or surgically by burning the lining of the uterus by a procedure called endometrial ablation. If all fails, hysterectomy can be done.

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Should I be concerned about a few days of consecutive bleeding in third month of pregnancy?

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What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

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What causes bleeding in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy?

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Why does spotting occur in pregnancy?

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Several reasons: Bleeding from cervix or placenta. Can be harmless but may be sign of miscarriage.

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