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Bleeding And Cramping In Between Periods
Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I am experiencing clotting, bleeding, cramping, and headaches between periods. I have an IUD and have had this before. Can you offer any advice?
Sex 1 week and a half ago. Took plan b. It started one day before my expected period. It feels like a period. Did Plan B work? Heavy cramps bleeding.
Likely not pregnant: As you are menstruating, it seems that you are not pregnant. You can be sure by taking a pregnancy test. To prevent this concern in the future, I would advise you to use condoms 100% of the time that you choose to be sexually active. ...Read more
Had medium bleeding 7 days after taking Plan B dark red and quite a bit, no cramps. But period would have been 2 weeks early. No cramps, what is it? .
Vag bleeding for 20 days while still on active b.C. Pills between past & next periods. Same pill for 2 yrs, on b.C. Total 10 years. Preg test negative. Never had breakthru bleeding/cramps before.
Breakthrough: Hello utah. I think your gyn doctor needs to know this is happening to you. There may be a need to have a full exam or at the very least to change the birth control pills or dosage. This is not normal and I do not think you should wait any longer for guidance. ...Read more
Seek other causes: The severe cramps may be a sign of upcoming menstrual period. However, if it's occurring a week earlier than normal, then other possibilities to consider is gastrointestinal issues. If pain persists/worsens and vaginal bleeding does not occur (unlikely to be menses), prudent to seek evaluation. ...Read more
No: You need to be evaluated by your gyn with an exam, blood work and ultrasound. Depending on what the tests show and your situation and your future fertilty desires and what you want there are many different treatments including bc pills, lysteda, progesterone, and endometrial ablation, and hysterectomy to name some of the more common ones. No need to suffer in 2012. ...Read more
No bleeding: Means no period. If you have had recent unprotected sex, assume you could be pregnant. Do a test with first morning urine or go to doc to do a serum test. Protect against unwanted pregnancy and std's by always using a condom and perhaps hormonal birth control too. Some std's are forever, as are kids. ...Read more
Not unusual: It is not uusual to have some cramping at the time of implantation. ...Read more
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Abnl vag bleeding: Probably your cycle is not quite regulated. Very common. Best to see your gyn to discuss. Simple treatment is (if you are not alread on BCP) is put you on birth control for 2-3 mo to get your cycles regulated then stop BCP and see what happens with your cycles. Also important to have proper gyn exam to be sure no other issues at play here. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Bring her to ER: She could be misscarrying eventhough she just had a cycle. Worse case scenario if the embryo is in the tube, it can double in size daily and potentially rupture her tube, which can be very dangerous and even fatal for her. Especially if her pain is significant, she needs to be seen. ...Read more
Irregular period: Different bleeding patterns are not all that unusual but to be sure make sure you are not pregnant. If the symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more
Normal variant: Normal variant vs early miscarriage (if sexually active) ...Read more
I got my period last week and now I am bleeding and getting really bad cramps what does this mean?
Not normal: See your gyn, u need blood work, an exam, and an ultrasound and then your OB can figure out what is going on. ...Read more
Period like bleeding but it has lasted for almost 30 days what can make it stop? With painful cramps.
It is 06/27 and I am bleeding and having cramps but I don't start my period until 07/04, what's going on?
I stared my period yesterday, and since then I have had regular cramps but little bleeding. Is that normal?
There are many variations in the pattern of bleeding and associated symptoms.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I just got off my period the 11th of November and now I'm bleeding again with cramps this is first times it's happened?
Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
5wks pregnant, extremely painful period-like cramps only at night- no bleeding. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
Not normal: See your OB for blood work and an ultrasound, at 5 week u can see a sac in the uterus, at 6 1/2 weeks u can see the htbeat, but at 5 weeks also the us will check to make sure u do not have cysts or fibroids or other causes of pain and to make sure nothing is going on outside the uterus like an ectopic. ...Read more
Started bleeding 12 day early and don't think it's my period Since there No other symptoms like cramps. Normal? What to do?
During day 2 of my period, bleeding stopped. It has been at least 24 hours. Not sure if period is over. I still have cramps?
The bleeding you experienced may be post implantation bleeding — now stopped But the continuing cramps may be indicative of ongoing implantation. Congratulations if true, and this is what you wish.
A rapid pregnancy test in a week or so should be helpful, if the bleeding fails to restart… Good iuck. ...Read more
What does it mean if I ran really fast and after that I got cramping similar to my periods n started bleeding after few hours?
Running should not c: Cause uterine bleeding, u should see your gyn for an exam and an ultrasound and u can take anti-inflamm for the cramping until u see the gyn and I assume you are training for the indpls 500 mini marathon that I used to run every yr when I lived in indy, good luck. ...Read more
I'm 17. I only last on my period for about 7 days. It's the 10th day and I'm still bleeding and having cramps. What can this be?
Probably normal: Menstrual period length and flow varies at times and cramping may be more intense with a more prolonged period. You can help both the amount of bleeding and cramping with over the counter ibuprofen. If bleeding does not subside, see your doctor for further evaluation. Ovarian cysts can also produce these types of periods. ...Read more
My period was 3 days late I just began bleeding this morning but it's not heavy it's really light and I'm having extreme cramps?
Yes: See a primary care doctor OB/GYN get a blood test to see if you're pregnant can also be hormones ...Read more
Light brown/ pink when I wipe. Period isn't for another 10 days. Is this implantation bleeding? I have some light cramps as well.
Implantation: Implantation bleeding usually occurs 6-10 days after fertilization. If your period is due in 10 days, then you are just about at the proper time for implantation bleeding to occur. You may be pregnant and should be taking Folic Acid every day. Taken in the 3 months prior to and during pregnancy Folic Acid helps prevent birth defects. Good Luck :) ...Read more