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Break Through Bleeding
Side effect of BC: Break through bleeding is a term used to describe bleeding in between menses in a woman who is on hormonal birth control. It is usually something that occurs in the first few months of starting a new method of birth control and will usually go away by itself. If it is very heavy or lasts more than a few months, let your doctor know. ...Read more
Depends: In the first trimester, there can be implantation bleeding from the growing placenta. In the second and third trimester, bleeding can occur from problems with placenta or problems with cervix. Any bleeding in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by a doctor either in triage at labor & delivery, in the er or in doctor's office. Sometimes bleeding is benign and a one time occur but always let doctor know. ...Read more
Hormones: It usually occurs early in pregnancy around the time your period would be due and really isn't all that uncommon. Is seems like an easy answer but is really complicated but hormones are linked to just about everything in some way to a woman's reproductive system and a lot of the rest of her body and emotions too ...Read more
Anytime: While a few spots might normal, it is always to check with your doctor especially if it is persistent or heavy. ...Read more
No period: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
I'm on bc and having break through bleeding for 10 days now. Could this break through bleeding make my endometreosis worse?
Mid cycle: usually due to a hormonal surge; however can occur almost any time in your cycle. ...Read more
Probably not, but...: Only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. As good citizens, we must prevent discriminatory treatment of girls and women. ...Read more
Unclear : This is usually when someone is on BCP for the first time or when they are change pills or type of pills. This is variable both in amount in time. It may occur in the first one or two cycles. If it persists you need to review this with your doctor, ...Read more
Can straining duing during constipation break the hymen? There was red bright blood? Did my hymen break?
Large, membraneous, gray/bloody tissue passing through first breakthrough bleeding accompanied with painful cramping. Third day on placebos.
Passing tissue: You may be having a miscarrage or other. You need medical attention. Please call your doctor for help or go to er. ...Read more
Possibly: Depends on how this is done, this is certainly possible. ...Read more
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