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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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Protected sex nov 24, got my period some day the first week of dec. then a week after my period ended I got heavy bleeding w clots on the 16. pregant?

Protected sex nov 24, got my period some day the first week of dec. then a week after my period ended I got heavy bleeding w clots on the 16. pregant?

Your hormones are: in flux for some reason. Many factors affect the normal flow of periods including age, season, weather, stress, exercise, body girth, nutrition, etc. I would wait until the period returns and see if the next cycle brings regularity. If not, then you can always seek the help of family physician or GYN provider to see if you can regulate your menstruation. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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I had a period lasting 2 weeks then today 1 week after my period stopped, I'm bleeding again with blood that is darkish brown in color Is that normal?

I had a period lasting 2 weeks then today 1 week after my period stopped, I'm bleeding again with blood that is darkish brown in color Is that normal?

A variation Of norma: Bleeding after a normal period are not so uncommon. If it stops soon, you can continue to observe for the next cycle or two. If you continue to bleed intermittently, it might indicate a dysfunctional uterine bleeding for which you should see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hi I took planB 2 weeks ago not long after my period ended. I have been bleeding very lightly and differently like the end of a period for 8 days..??

Hi I took planB 2 weeks ago not long after my period ended. I have been bleeding very lightly and differently like the end of a period  for 8 days..??

Happens sometimes: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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I had protected sex 2 days after my period ended. Now it's been a week since it finished and i'm bleeding again. Could i be pregnant or is it normal?

I had protected sex 2 days after my period ended. Now it's been a week since it finished and i'm bleeding again. Could i be pregnant or is it normal?

This is not likely: To represent pregnancy. It may be break through bleeding related to hormone imbalance. Take a pregnancy test if you miss your period. Take care. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex the day after my period ended, I took a Plan B less than 24 hours later, now a week later I'm having a light bleeding.

I had unprotected sex the day after my period ended, I took a Plan B less than 24 hours later, now a week later I'm having a light bleeding.

Bleeding: The plan B often causes some irregular bleeding. Check a pregnancy test in a week to be certain, but its also likely time to consider a birth control pill as recurrent plan B use eventually often ends in a pregnancy. ...Read more

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4 days after my period ended me and my bf had unprotected sex that same day I took plan b pill but one week later I'm having a light bleeding(som

4 days after my period ended me and my bf had unprotected  sex that same day I took plan b pill but one week later I'm having a light bleeding(som

Normal: First of all, good job on knowing to take Plan B. Even though you took it on Day 11 and women ovulate on Day 14 usually, it's non uncommon that sperm can stay in the uterus for a full 5 days and impregnate you. Plan B delays the ovulation, but can also destabilize your uterine lining and affect the timing of your period. This is normal for how it works. ...Read more

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My preg test a week bfore my period was neg.Then I had my period.I had sex during period. Now bleeding again 3days after my period ended. why?

My preg test a week bfore my period was neg.Then I had my period.I had sex during period. Now bleeding again 3days after my period ended. why?

Local trauma: Several things can cause post-coital bleeding, even three days later, but since this is during menstruation, there is a tendency for more bleeding due to the consistency of the lining of the uterus at this time. It would be a good idea to see your OB-GYN ASAP to make sure there are no pathologic reasons for bleeding ...Read more

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I am bleeding with clots a week and a half after my period ended im not on birth control my husband and i are ttc what could be causing this ?

I am bleeding with clots a week and a half after my period ended im not on birth control my husband and i are ttc what could be causing this ?

Need eval: Bleeding as you are describing can be due to a number of reasons. You need to see your gyn provider for an appropriate evaluation. The possible causes are too numerous to list here (get 400 characters to answer your questions). Sorry this was not more helpful, but bleeding and clots for the length of time you are describing needs to be evaluated. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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