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What causes break through bleeding during pregnancy?

What causes break through bleeding during pregnancy?

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

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Is break through bleeding normal while on nexplanon ?

Is break through bleeding normal while on nexplanon ?

Side effects: Bleeding at times other than period, is a potential side effect of NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant). ...Read more

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Reasons for break through bleeding then no period?

Reasons for break through bleeding then no period?

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

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Frequent vaginal bleeding in between periods only about 3-4 day break in between bleeding and saturate 50+ regular absorbency tampons/3wks for 3mos?

Frequent vaginal bleeding in between periods only about 3-4 day break in between bleeding and saturate 50+ regular absorbency tampons/3wks for 3mos?

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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What is the difference between implantation bleeding and break through bleeding after an anovulatory cycle? Next period due next week brown discharge

What is the difference between implantation bleeding and break through bleeding after an anovulatory cycle?  Next period due next week brown discharge

Breakthrough : Breakthrough bleeding is a mid cycle bleeding in users of ocp as attributed to low estrogen. This occurs due to endometrial shedding. Implantation bleeding is the bleeding when a fertilized ovum implants in the endometrium and hits a vein in the process. Breakthrough bleeding can range from spotting to a heavy bleeding. Implantation bleeding could range from spotting to a uncommonly light period. ...Read more

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Differenece between bleeding during abortion and bleeding during periods ?

Differenece between bleeding during abortion and bleeding during periods ?

Depends: Is common to have bleeding for several weeks after an abortion. Bleeding between periods occurs for other reasons. Make sure you follow up several weeks agar an abortion or if you're irregular period continue ...Read more

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Difference between implantation bleeding and withdrawal bleeding.

Pregnancy : Implantation bleeding exclusively occurs if you are pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. This is how you tell the difference. ...Read more

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I'm on bc and having break through bleeding for 10 days now. Could this break through bleeding make my endometreosis worse?

I'm on bc and having break through bleeding for 10 days now. Could this break through bleeding make my endometreosis worse?

Not necessarily.: Hi Adam225. I'm sorry you are having this issue. Breakthrough bleeding/irregular periods are common on birth control pills. I would wait it out and see if your bleeding goes away. It should not make your endometriosis worse. ...Read more

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What would cause break through bleeding during pregnancy?

What would cause break through bleeding during pregnancy?

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

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Break through bleeding after 12 yrs?

Break through bleeding after 12 yrs?

Not normal: If you are 60 years old, have undergone menopause and are now experiencing vaginal bleeding - that warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What's The difference between implantation bleeding and menstrual period ?

What's The difference between implantation bleeding and menstrual period ?

Spotting?: Wait. A positive pregnancy test can tell a woman that prior SPOTTING was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. If there is vaginal bleeding that looks like a menstrual period, then it is a menstrual period (if it quacks like a duck, it's a duck) rather than implantation. ...Read more

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Is breakthrough bleeding and/or bleeding between periods normal?

Is breakthrough bleeding and/or bleeding between periods normal?

Yes: Hormones regulate your menstrual cycle and nearly all women will have some irregularities to their menstrual cycle at some point in their lives. However, breakthrough bleeding can be a sign of hormonal imbalance, a polyp or fibroid, or even pre-cancerous cells in the uterus. I would recommend evaluation by a physician for break through bleeding. ...Read more

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How to stop abnormal bleeding between cycles?

How to stop abnormal bleeding between cycles?

Birth controll pills: Other than to protect from getting pregnant, birth control pills are used to help women achieving regular cycles and help alleviating menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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What's the difference between implantation bleeding and period?

See below: In implantation bleeding, the baby is imbedding into the womb. In a period, the shed endometrial lining is disposed of. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) , excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is 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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Can asprin cause vaginal bleeding in between periods? Is vaginal bleeding in between periods an emergency room situation?

Can asprin cause vaginal bleeding in between periods? Is vaginal bleeding in between periods an emergency room situation?

Not typically: Unless you have underlying disorder of your blood platelets, vaginal bleeding due to Aspirin is unlikely. Vaginal bleeding between periods is rarely an emergency room situation. Better, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your bleeding pattern, he/she may decide to order some tests to check your body's ability to make a blood clot. If you are bleeding heavier than a period, go to er. ...Read more

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Difference between period and implantation bleeding?

Difference between period and implantation bleeding?

Easy!: The difference is a positive pregnancy test! "Implantation bleeding" before an expected period is 99.9% internet myth. If you're not sure you are pregnant) a home test will be 99.9% reliable. Do one and good luck. ...Read more

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Dark brown blood during intercourse. Lasting through the night. No pain during or after sex. Half way through cycle.

Dark brown blood during intercourse.  Lasting through the night. No pain during or after sex.  Half way through cycle.

Exam/sonogram: This may not be worrisome, or you could have a polyp, infection, small vaginal teat or the blood can be from a male partner. Some women have mid cycle bleeding related to ovulation. If you are worried, a simple pelvic exam and a sonogram to look at the uterine lining may be helpful. Otherwise, wait and see is also an option. ...Read more

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Started birth control again having break through bleeding?

Started birth control again having break through bleeding?

Assuming u have noth: Nothing wrong meaning blood work and exam and ultrasound are normal, it is not uncommon to have btb for the 1st pack or 2 if it persists or gets heavier then u may need a different pill or birth control method. ...Read more