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Break Through Bleeding Between Periods
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
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
Mid cycle: usually due to a hormonal surge; however can occur almost any time in your cycle. ...Read more
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
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
I'm on bc and having break through bleeding for 10 days now. Could this break through bleeding make my endometreosis worse?
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
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
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
See below: In implantation bleeding, the baby is imbedding into the womb. In a period, the shed endometrial lining is disposed of. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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