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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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