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Doctor insights on: Bleeding And Cramps Before Period

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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BC prescription lapsed, 3 weeks off, Started again a week before expected period.. Had some bleeding and cramps a day before expected period, Normal?

BC prescription lapsed, 3 weeks off, Started again a week before expected period.. Had some bleeding and cramps a day before expected period, Normal?

YES: I assume you were also using condoms and spermicidal foam or gel while not protected. Pills don't lapse on their own...patient either forget to renew or take them. 3 weeks off would put you at risk for pregnancy if sexually active. ...Read more

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TTC for one and a half years nw period has always been regular 31 day cycle why am i bleeding (light pink) no cramps etc 5 days before period is due?

TTC for one and a half years nw period has always been regular 31 day cycle why am i bleeding (light pink) no cramps etc 5 days before period is due?

Might be ok: Hopefully you are taking a basal body temperture every morning before you get out of bed and have detected a biphasic shift indicating ovulation. if you are ovulating alright, everything is fine. The light pink is just an indication that you aren't pregnant or have inadequate progesterone for the late cycle, so get some light bleeding. ...Read more

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Had bleeding 1wk before period, started light pink then red with cramps like a period. I noticed a sweet smell when I pee. Could I be pregnant?

Had bleeding 1wk before period, started light pink then red with cramps like a period. I noticed a sweet smell when I pee. Could I be pregnant?

Back to School?: Bleeding never represents viable pregnancy. In general viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Sweet smelling urine is not in any way a symptom of pregnancy. If you do not believe us or still worry then please go get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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20yr always had irregular or missed periods up till 3 months,heavy bleeding etc now bleeding 2 weeks before period with painful cramps.not sexual actv?

20yr always had irregular or missed periods up till 3 months,heavy bleeding etc now bleeding 2 weeks before period with painful cramps.not sexual actv?

Excessive Bleeding: You need to see your PCP or GYN for evaluation and management of excessive/irregular menstrual bleeding. You may be at risk for anemia depending on the intensity of the bleeding, so get checked soon. ...Read more

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Few days before period I realized light flow of brown blood, no cramps or normal period symptoms. Is it implantation bleeding? (Yes unprotected sex )

Few days before period I realized light flow of brown blood, no cramps or normal period symptoms. Is it implantation bleeding?  (Yes unprotected sex )

Implantation: You can become pregnant anytime during your period even during menstruation. Sperm can stay alive in your body up to 7 days. Implantation bleeding can mimic a normal but light period. Other symptoms of pregnancy include breast tenderness, vaginal mucous discharge, nausea. By a pregnancy test in the pharmacy. ...Read more

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I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and nicoderm 4 weeks ago i was fingered 2 days before period im bleeding brown/pink i feel dizziness palpations cramps not eating pregnant?

I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and nicoderm 4 weeks ago i was fingered 2 days before period im bleeding brown/pink i feel dizziness palpations cramps not eating pregnant?

Did your parents: Ever have "the talk" with you? You cannot get pregnant by being fingered. It requires male sperm, and you do not say anything about any contact with that. So the answer, if there has been no other contact with men or their body fluids, would be no. ...Read more

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Light bleeding with light cramps one week after full period... Should i be worried?

Light bleeding with light cramps one week after full period... Should i be worried?

No unless there's : Persistent abdominal or pelvic cramping , passing lots of clots , fatigue etc. Follow up with your gyn for any concerns. ...Read more