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Continuous Light Bleeding After Period
Normal variability: Are you on the pill, could you be pregnant? This could be normal but must always consider pregnancy complications. Call your doctor ...Read more
Several: If you are referring to yourself, menstrual cycles become irregular the closer to menopause you get. This is usually due to ovarian dysfunction, which also is the reason fertility declines significantly after age 40. However, irregular bleeding can also be from more serious causes including uterine cancer. Any abnormal bleeding after age 40 warrants evaluation. See a physician with these concerns. ...Read more
Cycle/hormones: You are young and cycle may be changing in response to hormonal fluctuations. If you have been sexually active without protection, get a pregnancy test. ...Read more
See your MD: Women over the age of 40 who begin to show symptoms of irregular bleeding should see a doctor to be evaluated for causes for bleeding such as fibroids, polyps, infection, and in the worst case...cancer. Abnormal findings tend to happen as women get older and many are treatable and w/out significant complication. Would be happy to consult more on this. ...Read more
Spotting or bleeding at mid-cycle is not uncommon and happens due to dip in hormones at that time of the cycle.
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Common problem: 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
Bleeding 11 days after period for 3 days. Took emergency contraption. Could this be what caused it? If not, what else?
Bleeding: Emergency contraceptive pills can have the side effect of irregular bleeding. These pills contain hormones that can disrupt normal hormones that regulate your period. Usually this resolves after one cycle. Recommend following up with a gynecologist if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. If it persists or bothers you, make an appointment with your gynecologist to discuss options including birth control pills which can help to regulate a cycle. Other reasons could be thyroid issues, weight (thin/heavy) making lining of uterus unstable. Best of luck. ...Read more
Period was 2 days late, but normal. Have had moderate dark brown bleeding for 5 days after period. Took plan b pill 2 weeks before period. Normal?
About Plan B...: 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. One should be sure to have a reliable type of ongoing birth control, the PlanA, in order to never need the PlanB again. ...Read more
Light bleeding 14days before period. Period lasted 5days, very hungry with it. 5 days after period finished, light bleeding when wiping started again?
Bleeding: This is a condition called dysfunctional uterine bleeding - meaning menstrual bleeding outside of typical levels. You need to see your gyn or primary physician to check on causes. You may need an ultrasound to see if there are any abnormalities and have your hormone levels checked. ...Read more
Many options: 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
Hormone imbalance: If not sexually active, it can be immaturity of the hormone pathway. Periods can be irregular the first few years and it is not uncommon to have prolonged periods. However, if she is bleeding 3 weeks or more she should be seen to help stop it. Acupuncture and chinese medicine are also great for hormone imbalances. ...Read more
Bleeding two weeks after period? I don't take contraceptives and I've never had penetrative sex. What could be wrong?
Stress?: If you are stressed, it can cause your hormones to be altered. Secondly, if your boyfriend has ejaculated on the outside of your vagina, it is possible that a sperm cell swam up inside of you and fertilized an egg. You may have had an early miscarriage. Make an appointment with your family doctor or OB/GYN and get checked out. ...Read more
Been on nuvaring for 3.5 months, late putting in new ring after period (2 days late was still bleeding) can i/should I take Plan B to be safe?
Trying, my last period 4/13_4/18. A week after period I have light bleeding on & off. Different cycle each month. When do ovulate? Please help
Typically one ovulates about 14 days after the first day of the period, however if your cycles are irregular, the timing of your ovulation will likely be irregular as well. To account for this I usually recommend couples have sex at least every other day on cycle days 10-18. An ovulation kit used over several cycles will help to give you a more precise idea.
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Took plan B. Had bleeding for 3-4 days a week after. Period was supposed to be 2 weeks after, didn't have one. When should I get my next period? Preg?
Pregnancy test: A pregnancy test is your first step and if negative wait for the next period in 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read more
I'm still bleeding after period. It's not light. It'll go away for a few hours then bleed for a few hours. I should have been off my period 3 days ago?
You need to be seen: Thanks for your question! When women experience extremely heavy periods, you can get anemic pretty quick. Schedule an appointment with your GYN to be examined and to get some blood work. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Irregular bleeding: 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
Sex 1 week b4 period he pulled out I took plan B 50 hr after & period was due today so I have light bleeding, how can I know if this is my period?
Plan B side effect: The light bleeding you are experiencing is a side effect of the Plan B. Plan B alters the menstrual cycle. Plan B is 89% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken between 24-72 hrs after unprotected sex. Check a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after date of unprotected sex to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more
Week after period I'm going on 3 weeks have the bleeding. 5 1/2 years ago on the pill but I got off it, I would not have period, been irregular since.
Several....: You might have underlying problem...like PCOD, which manifests with pear shape wt gain, infertility, hirsutism etc. Low grade infection is a possibility. Other causes of ovarian dysfunction associated with heavy/scnt bleeding, prolonged bleeding. The most important condition to be considered for your age is...pregnancy and miscarriage. ...Read more
Took Plan B 3 days after period. Heavy bleedng began again 6 days after. I strted the bc pill 2 days into the withdrwl bleeding, when am I protected?
One month: You need to use condoms until you have taken an entire normal month of brith control pills. If is a good idea to use condoms, in any case. ...Read more