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Bleeding Longer Than Normal Period
Hormones: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more
No: Not at all. I suggest you forget 'implantation bleeding, ' altogether, its a subjective thing, mainly an internet fad. ...Read more
Yes: The average menstrual period ranges from 3 to 5 days - but up to 7 or 10 days is the upper limit of what would be considered normal. If your periods are consistently 7 days or so, it is likely normal for you. Most women will have shorter and lighter periods when taking birth control pills. ...Read more
Maybe: Are you asking about birth control pills? Or other methods? It depends on the method, but if you've just started on birth control pills, it's not unusual to have irregular unpredictable bleeding in the first 1-3 months, even if you take your pills perfectly. If you miss pills, irregular bleeding is more common. ...Read more
Could i be pregnant, started spotting day before expected period lasting 4 days than lighter than normal period for 2 days than spotting again for 2?
So take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. Usually we suspect pregnancy when you miss your period not have it early. ...Read more
Period 4 days late, then 4 days of lighter than usual bleeding. Now almost a week after period ended, i'm bleeding again (more than spotting). ?
Need more info: Are you on the "pill"? Have you been sexually active in past 2 months? Please see your ob-gyn because most likely it may be normal but get an exam to be sure it is normal for you and not something serious. ...Read more
2 days late, 2 positive preg. Test, now I'm bleeding a little heavier than spotting, lighter than reg. Is this normal?
Different periods cycle than usual. 7days periods-stop 1week-7days later periods-7days later blood spot-7days periods again-now having blood spot.Help?
Irregular periods: 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
Pregnant? Period came 32 days after last cycle (late) but is lighter & shorter than usual. Fooled around 23 days prior to "period"
Ovulation: Two things here. You failed to tell us if you fooled around when you were ovulating. This is vital information that every menstruating female should know by heart. And second, bleeding represents not pregnant if it occurs at a time when your normal period should happen. If you have any doubts you can do a pregnancy test, but i would bet given the bleeding that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Dark brown thick blood, lighter than normal, more than spotting, normal period time and duration. Normally hav very heavy 7 day period. Im on the pill?
Usual variation: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
A little bit of breast tenderness 2 weeks before period. On birth control for longer than 3 months. Normal last period. Normal?
I had heavier & longer period then 2 weeks after that another heavier longer period they were both more painful than usual?
Can happen: Many things can through off the length of a period or vaginal bleeding.....unknown pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, masses, polyps, fibroids, infection, illness. Consider following up with a doctor if bleeding is > 1 maxi pad an hour for 2 hours straight, if it continues, if associated with fever, odor, shortness of breath dizziness.....or if this pattern recurs > 3 months. ...Read more
Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?
Irregular bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more
13 days regular luteal phase, normal biphasic bbt. Should i worry if my period is lighter than normal this month? I still got 2days full flow bleeding
No: Take it easy. It should get normal. ...Read more
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