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Sex during period on 10/26. Now 11/4 having heavy bleeding. 18 days before normal cycle? What gives?

Sex during period on 10/26. Now 11/4 having heavy bleeding. 18 days before normal cycle? What gives?

Pregnancy test: If you worry about pregnancy, you could run a pregnancy test to confirm it or you could wait until next period. ...Read more

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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I have very heavy bleeding & very big clots during period since I delivered baby through c-section about 2 years ago & trying to convince for 1 year.

I have very heavy bleeding & very big clots during period since I delivered baby through c-section about 2 years ago & trying to convince for 1 year.

Trying to conceive?: If you are trying to conceive again, your abnormal period problems are a good place for a GYN MD to start an assessment of why that has not yet occurred. Make an appointment with one soon. ...Read more

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Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill. Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended. Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day. This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again. St

Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill. Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended. Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day. This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again. St

That: That is abnormal. Please be sure your pap smear is up to date and you may need an endometrial biopsy. I am concerned also that you are 55 and still on the pill, please ask your doctor because oral contraception increases cardiovascular risk after age 50. You could have fibroids causing your bleeding as well, your doctor can usually feel those on examination. Please see your gynecologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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The 4 months we've been TTC I've had shorter cycles n very light periods, now this past 5th cycle was longer w heavy bleeding. Stress? Miscarriage?

The 4 months we've been TTC I've had shorter cycles n very light periods, now this past 5th cycle was longer w heavy bleeding. Stress? Miscarriage?

Normal variation: It is not unusual to see some variation in cycles, nor is it unexpected to have a heavier period following several light periods. I've seen many conceptions occur when the couple had given up trying, so stress is certainly a factor though it is very hard to measure. Heavier bleeding after a longer cycle could be a miscarriage, but is difficult to prove and has no practical meaning. Keep trying! ...Read more

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I have very heavy bleeding during period with very big clots after I delivered my baby with c-section about 2 years ago. And trying to conceive from 1 year.

I have very heavy bleeding during period with very big clots after I delivered my baby with c-section about 2 years ago. And trying to conceive from 1 year.

Heavy vaginal bldg.: Heavy menstual flow with clots can result from benign tumors of the womb, or irregular ovulation which results in heavy growth to the lining of the womb, producing clots when the lining is shed during menstruation. Consult your healthcare provider and get a pelvic sonogram and ask about a fluoroscopic test to see if your tubes might be blocked, causing infertility. ...Read more

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During period time m suffering from heavy pain n bleeding & lasts for 4 day;taking zopiclone. After consulting many dr yet there is no result. Any solu?

During period time m suffering from heavy pain n bleeding & lasts for 4 day;taking zopiclone. After consulting many dr yet there is no result. Any solu?

See details: There are multiple treatments for heavy painful periods. These include oral contraceptives, NSAIDs (like Motrin), hormone containing IUD, and others. At 19, you do not need an extensive workup but you should be screened for sexually transmitted infections if you are active. Have you seen a GYN or were these general doctors? Any GYN should be able to provide you with several options. ...Read more

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Age is 48, scan report endometry thickened 12mm, last two months 1o days bleeding during period. What will be the cause? Pls clear my doubt

Age is 48, scan report endometry thickened 12mm, last two months 1o days bleeding during period. What will be the cause? Pls clear my doubt

Endometriosis: Since you have had a scan I would assume you are being followed by a physician. Abnormal uterine bleeding and thickened endometrium can be caused by endometriosis. I would suggest following up with your physician at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex during period. After 4 days took next choice. Was cramping several days ago. This morning I'm bleeding heavily. 18 days til period due?

Unprotected sex during period. After 4 days took next choice. Was cramping several days ago. This morning I'm bleeding heavily. 18 days til period due?

Home pregnancy test: A pregnancy test can help you identify if you are pregnant or not. Sometimes, the plan B regimens can cause alterations in your hormones and cause heavier than normal bleeding
Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Extremely heavy cramping and bleeding during period and my period is lasting longer. Why? I just started taking birth control and now diet pills

Extremely heavy cramping and bleeding during period and my period is lasting longer. Why? I just started taking birth control and now diet pills

Side effects: Your periods could be different due to the birth control pills and/or the diet pills, or may not be related to either. It is usually a good idea not to start more than one new medication at a time, because if something unusual like this happens, it is more difficult to determine what is going on. You may want to consider holding the diet pills and see how your next couple of periods with BCP. ...Read more

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Normally bleed heavy during Period. Now 3 months of light periods and blood stays ínside vagina. Reasons?

Normally bleed heavy during Period. Now 3 months of light periods and blood stays ínside vagina. Reasons?

Lt vaginal bleeding: Would check HCG and prolactin and ultrasound for ovarain / uterine pathology. There is no mention of age but if 40 or greater may be menopause, check FSH ...Read more

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Normally bleed heavy during Period. Now 3 months of light periods and blood stays ínside vagina. (Not usual) Reasons?

Normally bleed heavy during Period. Now 3 months of light periods and blood stays ínside vagina. (Not usual) Reasons?

Light periods: It is not typically a cause for concern if someone has light periods. Light periods can be a nice change for those who typically have heavy cycles. If you would like more control over your cycles consider a form of birth control. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 2 days bleeding during period? During my teens it lasted for 4-5 days. I am underweight but I have no health probs.

Is it normal to have 2 days bleeding during period? During my teens it lasted for 4-5 days. I am underweight but I have no health probs.

Underweight?: That is a health problem. One consequence in women who do not eat enough is a fall in estrogen, which will diminshes menses or stop them altogether! hyperthyroidism can also decrease menses or cause amenorrhea, and it too causes weigh loss. You did not specificy if your being underweight is chronic or recent! ...Read more

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Hsg during period - bleeding a few days longer?

Hsg during period - bleeding a few days longer?

Possibly: Annabel: the hsg can cause a little bleeding on its own so you may see a little more bleeding than you are used to if you were still on your cycle when the test was done. ...Read more

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Excessive bleeding and large clots during period, how does my gyno know if something's wrong?

Excessive bleeding and large clots during period, how does my gyno know if something's wrong?

U Have Options: Depends on cause of heavy bleeding. Need evaluation and sonogram. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible. ...Read more

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Very light but dark color bleeding during period. Since 4-5 days. I am trying to be pregnant. When should I take pregnancy test?

Very light but dark color bleeding during period. Since 4-5 days. I am trying to be pregnant. When should I take pregnancy test?

7-10 days after a: Missed period. It appears that you are having a period and it would not be useful to do the test at this time. ...Read more

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My daughter (15yrs.)feels severe (abdomen) pain and unusual bleeding during period. It normally happening on 2nd/3rd day of starting date.

My daughter (15yrs.)feels severe (abdomen) pain and unusual bleeding during period. It normally happening on 2nd/3rd day of starting date.

Dysmennorhea: Painful menstruating is not uncommon and occurs in many woman. I would take your Dr. To a Gynecologist who specializes in pediatric patients so she can get a full evaluation. There are also some good medication that can be prescribed for her to relieve the pains. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My preg test a week bfore my period was neg. Then I had my period. I had sex during period. Now bleeding again 3days after my period ended. Why?

My preg test a week bfore my period was neg. Then I had my period. I had sex during period. Now bleeding again 3days after my period ended. Why?

Local trauma: Several things can cause post-coital bleeding, even three days later, but since this is during menstruation, there is a tendency for more bleeding due to the consistency of the lining of the uterus at this time. It would be a good idea to see your OB-GYN ASAP to make sure there are no pathologic reasons for bleeding ...Read more

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How to stop the bleeding during period?

How to stop the bleeding during period?

Ibuprofen: If it's a true period, it's hard to stop once it starts. Using high dose of Ibuprofen may slow it down. Dose used in 800mg 3x daily for up to 3 days with food. If bleeding is from another cause then a normal cycle, other treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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If I got the less bleeding during period tine why it comes less and what is couse for that.

If I got the less bleeding during period tine why it comes less and what is couse for that.

Pregnant?: About the time that you might expect your next period, you could have just a small amount of bloody show for a couple of days. This could actually be implantation bleeding of a normal pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test and perhaps follow up with your Family Doc for confirmation. ...Read more

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History of p.I.d. abnormal period light bleeding. No pain during period but intense pain since 27th Dec 2014. Constant nauseated constant cramp?

History of p.I.d. abnormal period light bleeding. No pain during period but intense pain since 27th Dec 2014. Constant nauseated constant cramp?

PAIN: Pain is the body's way saying that something is wrong. There are a lot of reasons for pelvic pain. Recent PID can cause scar tissue that hurts. It could be recurrent infection. It could be other inflamitory process in the tub such as a tubal pregnancy. It could also be related to the intestines. You need to see your physician, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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I'm 23 female, I have low bleeding during period, it gets over whithin 3 days and the flow of blood is very less, I took birth control pills few times?

I'm 23 female, I have low bleeding during period, it gets over whithin 3 days and the flow of blood is very less, I took birth control pills few times?

Blessing: Women with short and light menstrual periods typically feel blessed. Hormonal birth control can make women have shorter and lighter periods. The intensity of a woman's menstrual period is not correlated to her fertility, if that is a concern. ...Read more

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It was almost a full day late but does bleeding during period time after plan b (took in last of bc due to being on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 1mo. Ago) mean no preg.

It was almost a full day late but does bleeding during period time after plan b (took in last of bc due to being on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 1mo. Ago) mean no preg.

Maybe not pregnant: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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What causes heavy bleeding & clots during that time of the month? I'm 48 my periods has been heavy for some time but I also have lots of clots and heavy cramping what would be the cause for this?

What causes heavy bleeding & clots during that time of the month? I'm 48 my periods has been heavy for some time but I also have lots of clots and heavy cramping what would be the cause for this?

A: A common cause for the symptoms you described are uterine fibroids. These are benign tumors in the uterus, and often are the cause of heavy bleeding, clotting, and pain. Visit your doctor for an examination, he/she will also likely order a pelvic ultrasound.
Treatment will vary based on the results. Your doctor will explain everything and suggest a treatment plan.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Severe pain during period after endometrial ablation, even though I don't bleed. The cramps are worse than child birth, I don't have fibroids.?

Severe pain during period after endometrial ablation, even though I don't bleed. The cramps are worse than child birth, I don't have fibroids.?

Cervical stenosis: Sometimes the cervical opening will scar shut after ablation and not allow any bleeding to pass. As it builds up, the uterus will cramp to try and force it out and this can be very painful. See your doc for a sono. If this is the case, it can usually be relieved by passing a small instrument to open the cervix again. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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