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Dark brown bleeding 1 week after period ended. Doesn't usually happen, on BCP, use protection when having sex. What could be the cause of this?

Dark brown bleeding 1 week after period ended. Doesn't usually happen, on BCP, use protection when having sex. What could be the cause of this?

Breakthrough bleedin: This may occur and indicate the need to change brands of OC. Skipped pills or the use of additional medications can cause bleeding to occur. Infections and cervical masses can cause this. I am glad you are using backup protection!! See physician if bleeding recurs. ...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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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?

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

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Bleeding after period.

Bleeding after period.

Please more info: We would need a little more information than that to give you any intelligent advise. ...Read more

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Bleeding 5 days after period?

Bleeding 5 days after period?

Keep a diary: For abnormal bleeding, i would recommend taking a pregnancy test and then keeping a menstrual diary. Take this information to your physician and they can help make a plan for you. ...Read more

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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 six days after period ended. Why?

Bleeding six days after period ended. Why?

Very common: After your period some blood remains in the back of the vagina and then slowly comes out. Consider starting birth control to decrease the length of your cycles. ...Read more

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Bleeding 2 days after period ended what's going on?

Bleeding 2 days after period ended  what's going on?

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

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What are the causes of bleeding two weeks after period?

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