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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I was bleeding a week after my period ended and i've been bleeding for ten days now. And i take my birth control pills correctly. Help?

I was bleeding a week after my period ended and i've been bleeding for ten days now. And i take my birth control pills correctly. Help?

Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more

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I've been on the same birth control pill for 3 years and never had a problem. I'm now bleeding a week after my period ended. I need answers!

I've been on the same birth control pill for 3 years and never had a problem.  I'm now bleeding a week after my period ended. I need answers!

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Im having period-like bleeding two weeks after my period ended however, there are little to no clots when using the rest room and light pink in color?

Im having period-like bleeding two weeks after my period ended however, there are little to no clots when using the rest room and light pink in color?

DUB: It is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding related to abnormal changes in hormone levels. Many questions need answering: Are you using contraceptives? Could you be pregnant? If no to both, the spotting is likely caused by some unexpected variations in hormones possibly caused by stress. It should normalize next cycle. If bleeding persists longer than 2 weeks or gets heavier, contact your doctor ...Read more

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I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?

I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?

DUB: This is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is bleeding occurring outside the normal menstrual cycle. This could be from hormonal changes or structural. Get it evaluated especially since the bleeding is heavy ...Read more

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I have been bleeding heavily for 8 days now. The bleeding began one week after my last period ended. I take birth control pills so this is very strang?

I have been bleeding heavily for 8 days now. The bleeding began one week after my last period ended. I take birth control pills so this is very strang?

Menorrhagia: I assume this is abnormal for you. There are many reasons to have excess vaginal bleeding including hormonal imbalances or clotting deficiencies in your blood. A visit to the doctor as soon as possible is in order. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding heavily for 8 days now. The bleeding began 1 week after my last period ended. I take birth control pills. I had sex 2 days before?

I have been bleeding heavily for 8 days now. The bleeding began 1 week after my last period ended. I take birth control pills. I had sex 2 days before?

It may...: take up to 3 months to get your cycle regular. Be patient....I know that is easy for me to say.... It is common for menstrual cycles to be irregular. If it continues....see you GYN. ...Read more

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I just had my period last week, after my period ended, i had protected sex, now I am bleeding again. Why is that?

I just had my period last week, after my period ended, i had protected sex, now I am bleeding again. Why is that?

Can't tell: It is not possible to give a definitive answer to your question with a complete history, an exam, lab work, and possibly an ultrasound. Unfortunately this format does not allow for complete evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment. See your doctor if those symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Hi. I had my first day period last 3 weeks. And i usually have my period for a week. After my period ended, a couple days later, i'm still bleeding?

Hi. I had my first day period last 3 weeks. And i usually have my period for a week. After my period ended, a couple days later, i'm still bleeding?

See your GYN: If you have uncontrolled bleeding and especially around age of menopause - it is best to see gyn for evaluation. Deoends on your medical history and medication too. Time to see your doc. ...Read more

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Having light bleeding & passed a blood clot a week after my period ended?

Having light bleeding & passed a blood clot a week after my period ended?

Post period bleeding: Sometimes a clot may be large enough to block the canal leading from the womb to the vagina. It may take a few days to be forced out of the cervix, and appear as light bleeding. More information is needed to be sure of the cause, so if this continues , see your health care provider for answers ...Read more

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I'm on birth control. 1 week after my period ended, dark-red/-brown bleeding began. Not heavy but has lasted 7 days so far. Some light cramping. Help?

I'm on birth control. 1 week after my period ended, dark-red/-brown bleeding began. Not heavy but has lasted 7 days so far. Some light cramping. Help?

Watch: Make sure you are taking pill daily.If you are a new stater give it 3months.ifnot and you are not taking other meds or forgetting to take it .See your provider ...Read more

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I am bleeding brown and red blood a week after my period ended with some slight cramping and having unprotected sex, could i be pregnant?

I am bleeding brown and red blood a week after my period ended with some slight cramping and having unprotected sex, could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They become positive about the same time that you're a week late. If it's negative, repeatit in one week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Week after my period ended i started bleeding light runny red blood &my abs down to my pelvic area hurt. Could i be pregnant or having a miscarriage?

Week after my period ended i started bleeding light runny red blood &my abs down to my pelvic area hurt. Could i be pregnant or having a miscarriage?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. IF it is positive and you are bleeding then prompt evaluation is needed ...Read more

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Light bleeding a week after period ended?

Light bleeding a week after period ended?

Ok to observe : Occasional irregular bleeding is generally not worrisome. If the problem continues next month a gyn provider should be consulted. ...Read more

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Hi my period has been irregular for the past six months not coming on a specific cycle but usually bewtween 28 32 days however for the last two months there has been bleeding the week after my period had finished as of this month I am only two days past t

Hi my period has been irregular for the past six months not coming on a specific cycle but usually bewtween 28 32 days however for the last two months there has been bleeding the week after my period had finished as of this month I am only two days past t

Irregular menses: Because this has lasted over several cycles i would see a gynecologist without delay and take care of yourself first. Don't listen to anyone else's advise. This is probably a hormonal imbalance at your age but it is better to see a gyn to be sure. Good luck and good health! ...Read more

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