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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can ciprofloxacin cause bleeding between periods?

Can ciprofloxacin cause bleeding between periods?

Ciprofloxacin: Did not see this listed as a possible side effect of Ciprofloxacin (http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ciprofloxacin-side-effects.html). However, medical illness can sometimes impact menses. ...Read more

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What can cause bleeding between periods if you're on birth control? I had some ovary pain the night before, and I haven't missed any pills.

What can cause bleeding between periods if you're on birth control? I had some ovary pain the night before, and I haven't missed any pills.

Several causes: Causes of irregular menstrual bleeding while on the pill include infection ( UTI OR STD) , pregnancy, antibiotic use affecting the efficacy of the pill, as well as uterine fibroids or cervical lesions. Noncompliance ( which is not your case) also is a culprit. If you have irregular bleeding and have been compliant with your pill you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal spotting/bleeding between periods?

What causes abnormal spotting/bleeding between periods?

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 and 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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I'am 44 I have spating that happens between periods symptoms stomak pain .What causes bleeding between periods?

I'am 44 I have spating that happens between periods symptoms stomak pain .What causes bleeding between periods?

Common complaint: Irregular periods for women in their 40s are quite common. We deal with this every day. Hormonal changes are the most likely cause. Infection, cervical polyps and uterine fibroids are a few other causes. Schedule a visit for an evaluation and a treatment plan can be designed. ...Read more

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I'm having heavy bleeding between periods. What causes that?

I'm having heavy bleeding between periods. What causes that?

See a doctor!: The most common cause is irregular ovulation or no ovulation. Other possibilities include pregnancy or even cancer. You should see a gynecologist soon for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of hormone change causes bleeding between periods?

What kind of hormone change causes bleeding between periods?

Hormone: Hormone change clearly causes bleeding between periods. You must see a Gynecologist before too long. Hope all goes well. Please keep me imformed. ...Read more

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What could cause brown bleeding between periods? This has never happened to me before

Breakthrough bleed: This is breakthrough bleeding, where the lining of the uterus becomes unstable and sloughs a little. It is fairly common on low dose birth control pills. If you are on the pill and this happens frequently, you may need a different pill or the vaginal ring. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more