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Light bleeding a week after period ended?

Light bleeding a week after period ended?

Ok to observe : Occasional irregular bleeding is generally not worrisome. If the problem continues next month a gyn provider should be consulted. ...Read more

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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


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Started spotting/light bleeding 10 days after period ended. Is this considered a period ? Does it change my expected ovulation date?

Started spotting/light bleeding 10 days after period ended.  Is this considered a period ? Does it change my expected ovulation date?

No and No: It would not be another period that soon. The spotting could be due to ovulation. If you start your period about two weeks after the spotting, that would confirm ovulation has occurred at about the time of the spotting. Spotting at the time of ovulation is quite common and is not considered to be abnormal. ...Read more

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Sex the day after period ends (CD 5). 4 weeks later, w/ light bleeding. Breakthrough bleeding, implantation bleeding or period? Normal cycle 35-37days

Sex the day after period ends (CD 5). 4 weeks later, w/ light bleeding. Breakthrough bleeding, implantation bleeding or period? Normal cycle 35-37days

Do pregnancy test: Doing a pregnancy test is the answer. Although you had sex just after period ended it is always possible. Your period then could have been off and you just ovulated. You probably at 4 weeks having another period it is important to perform a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Very light pinkish discharge 6 days after period. It only lasted a couple hours. Is it implantation bleeding?

Very light pinkish discharge 6 days after period. It only lasted a couple hours. Is it implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleed: No, implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation. Ovulation for mos women happens between days 12-16 from the first day of the period, on average 14 days. Therefore implantation bleeding can occur sometime between day 18 at the earliest and 22 at the latest (days 19-20 for most women). Of course there are exceptions but this applies to most regularly menstruating women. ...Read more

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A week after period I've been getting abnormal bleeding. It's light and has been happening once a day for 6 days. Am I ovulating or could it be cancer?

A week after period I've been getting abnormal bleeding. It's light and has been happening once a day for 6 days. Am I ovulating or could it be cancer?

See a doctor: It would be rare for this to be cancer but it is not normal and you need to be examined to know what is going on. This could be an infection which untreated could cause problems getting pregnant in the future. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Causes of light bleeding from vagina one week after period ?

Causes of light bleeding from vagina one week after period ?

Menstrual irregular: Might be a fluke... Or a hormonal imbalance. If it continues, get it checked out..... ...Read more

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One week after period I experienced dark brown spotting. Very light, lasted for 2 days. Could this have been implantation bleeding?

One week after period I experienced dark brown spotting. Very light, lasted for 2 days. Could this have been implantation bleeding?

No: You could ovulate as early as 7 days after you started your last period - and you could have spotting as a result of ovulation. You could not have a period, then ovulate and conceive and have implantation bleeding all in one week. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 5,6,7,8,&9 days after period ended. Missed pills on day 6,7,&9. Light bleeding on day 7 and bleeding on day 10.Could I be pregnant?

Had unprotected sex 5,6,7,8,&9 days after period ended. Missed pills on day 6,7,&9. Light bleeding on day 7 and bleeding on day 10.Could I be pregnant?

Yes: but the bleeding you're describing is not a symptom of pregnancy. If you're not pregnant this cycle, see your gynecologist ASAP about a more reliable form of contraception, like an IUD or an arm implant. ...Read more

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