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Breakthrough bleeding last longer than usual?

Breakthrough bleeding last longer than usual?

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

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Is a heavier than normal period considered implantation bleeding?

Is a heavier than normal period considered implantation bleeding?

No: Not at all. I suggest you forget 'implantation bleeding, ' altogether, its a subjective thing, mainly an internet fad. ...Read more

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Is it normal for menstrual periods to last longer than 7 days?

Is it normal for menstrual periods to last longer than 7 days?

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

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Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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Why bleeding time is shorter than clotting time?

Why bleeding time is shorter than clotting time?

Platelets: The old clotting time tests only the coagulation factors, which tend to act more slowly. The bleeding time tests platelets, your circulating band-aids, which are there for small nicks. Reference ranges differ but results in individual patients depend on what's going on. ...Read more

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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). ?

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

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Period lasts longer than 1 week sometimes. Never had sex and irregular. Is this normal?

Period lasts longer than 1 week sometimes. Never had sex and irregular. Is this normal?

Periods lasting over: A week ; irregularity are not normal. Encourage you to consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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2 days late, 2 positive preg. Test, now I'm bleeding a little heavier than spotting, lighter than reg. Is this normal?

2 days late, 2 positive preg. Test, now I'm bleeding a little heavier than spotting, lighter than reg. Is this normal?

Bleeding : This could very well be breakthrough bleeding or implantation bleeding that is occurring. You need to consider checking a quantitative hCG and progesterone level by your position this will help determining viability. ...Read more

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Different periods cycle than usual. 7days periods-stop 1week-7days later periods-7days later blood spot-7days periods again-now having blood spot.Help?

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

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Is less discharge before period normal?

Is less discharge before period normal?

That is fine: The texture, color and amount of vaginal discharge is constantly chanfing. ...Read more

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Pregnant? Period came 32 days after last cycle (late) but is lighter & shorter than usual. Fooled around 23 days prior to "period"

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

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Can implantation bleeding last more than 7 days?

Can implantation bleeding last more than 7 days?

Unlikely: Need to have serial blood tests for HCG quants as well as sonogram in order to confirm a good or viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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A little bit of breast tenderness 2 weeks before period. On birth control for longer than 3 months. Normal last period. Normal?

A little bit of breast tenderness 2 weeks before period. On birth control for longer than 3 months. Normal last period. Normal?

Yes: Since you are not ovulating, the timing of the breast tenderness could be anytime. It is not unusual however. Try decreasing your caffeine intake, increasing Vitamin E, wearing sports bra and applying cold compresses if tenderness increases. ...Read more

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I had heavier & longer period then 2 weeks after that another heavier longer period they were both more painful than usual?

I had heavier & longer period then 2 weeks after that another heavier longer period they were both more painful than usual?

Seek care: There are several reasons for irregular bleeding. I recommend seeing a physician. You may be pregnant, have a hormone imbalance or other medical issues that need addressed. ...Read more

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My period is lasting longer than usual?

My period is lasting longer 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

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Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

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

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