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Do I have my period or is it real blood?

Do I have my period or is it real blood?

Depends: Menstrual blood is different from circulating blood as it is a mixture of blood and uterine lining tissue, which are not found in regular blood. Please see your pcp as they will be more than willing to answer any questions for you regarding menstruation. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Four days after my period I started bleeding aging n hurting real bad, it's clots of blood. I've had my tubes tied 11yrs ago, could they have undone?

Four days after my period I started bleeding aging n hurting real bad, it's clots of blood. I've had my tubes tied 11yrs ago, could they have undone?

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 & 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 need to go if I should go to the ER i was basically off my menstrual period all of a sudden my lower back starts hurting real bad to the point i could barely walk so i went to the bathroom and i had quite a bit of black stuff I am assuming it was blood

I need to go if I should go to the ER i was basically off my menstrual period all of a sudden my lower back starts hurting real bad to the point i could barely walk so i went to the bathroom and i had quite a bit of black stuff I am assuming it was blood

If : If you are having severe pain and bleeding, you should either call your doctor for advice or go to the er. Even though it could be something minor, it could be a surgical emergency such as a tubal pregnancy or torsion of the ovary. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble urinating. I never feel like I need to go so, I've been making myself go. I have to strain really hard to go, and when I wipe I see blood. It's not time for my period so, why am I seeing blood? My back has been hurting real bad also. T

I'm having trouble urinating. I never feel like I need to go so, I've  been making myself go. I have to strain really hard to go, and when I wipe I see blood. It's not time for my period so, why am I seeing blood? My back has been hurting real bad also. T

Go to ER: You need to go to the emergency room immediately. You may have a urinary tract infection that may have affected your kidneys, a condition called pyelonephritis. You may or may not have a kidney stone as well.This is may be life threatening so you need to be seen ASAP in the Emergency Room. Call 911. Stay calm and get to the ER. Good luck. ...Read more

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38 one child had sex 26 days last month .my period was like black tar n clots no real red blood lasted 2 days. Still cramping .could I be pregnant?

38 one child had sex 26 days last month .my period was like black tar n clots no real red blood lasted 2 days. Still cramping .could I be pregnant?

Yes: Yes it is possible that you are pregnant.As with frequent unprotected intercourse it is highly likely. Usually you miss period or have very minimal flow- which you got. For or confirmation you need urine pregnancy test . ...Read more

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I lost a lot of blood on my period also from mydoctor with drawing blood. I feel real weak, tired. Heart pounding fast when i walked. What can I take?

I lost a lot of blood on my period also from mydoctor with drawing blood. I feel real weak,  tired. Heart pounding fast when i walked. What can I take?

Weak, Heavy Periods: Excessive menstrual blood loss can lead to anemia. Some individuals bleed so heavily that over time, their hemoglobin levels can become dangerously low. Start a multivitamin if you're not already on one, and add supplemental iron 325mg 2x/day or more if recommended by your md. Add a stool softener because iron is constipating. Increase oral fluid intake. ...Read more

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Pregnant? I had my period then i started having UTI symptoms with alil blood when urinating now i'm bleeding real heavy where i fill a pad in 30 minutes

Pregnant? I had my period then i started having UTI symptoms with alil blood when urinating now i'm bleeding real heavy where i fill a pad in 30 minutes

Menorrhagia: If you're bleeding heavily then you're not pregnant. There's no soil left for the seed! the amount you're bleeding though is alarming and you should seek care from a doctor if your bleeding persists like this, changing a pad/hr for 2 hours. You may need to be on menstrual suppression with pills or some other method like an iud. ...Read more

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I have blood in urine I'm a women in my 20s I'm not on my period it's different it's only there when I pee other night I got drunk real bad on liquor could that be it?

I have blood in urine I'm a women in my 20s I'm not on my period it's different it's only there when I pee other night I got drunk real bad on liquor could that be it?

Urinary tract inf: Urinary tract infections, kidney stones, urethral trauma , urethral polyps are some causes of bleeding upon urinating. If it persists see your physician for further evaluation. It is definitely abnormal and the cause needs to be identified ...Read more

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I only have a little blood when i wipe does that mean I have my period?

I only have a little blood when i wipe does that mean I have my period?

Maybe: Light bleeding or spotting can occur during a normal period. When women are younger and older, we go through hormone changes and our cycles can be irregular - meaning sometimes heavy, sometimes light and sometimes not occurring when expected. If you are concerned about pregnancy, check a pregnancy test or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is that there is a clot blood coming out when I have my period?

Blood Clots: It is the nature of blood when it is delayed it clots. This is natural. ...Read more

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I have my period but nothing comes out no blood just white/black liquid what does that mean?

I have my period but nothing comes out no blood just white/black liquid what does that mean?

Pregnant?: White, mild discharge from the vagina is usually normal and due to hormones. Sometimes old blood can appear dark brown as it is exposed to the air. If your most recent period was lighter or shorter than usual, it is possible you are pregnant and it was not a true period. It might be a good idea to visit a doctor or take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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When I have my period, it is very heavy and there are always big chunks of blood. Is it normal?

When I have my period, it is very heavy and there are always big chunks of blood. Is it normal?

There are options: There are lots of treatment options for heavy periods. For women who are not done having periods birth control pills work well. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can decrease bleeding significantly. There is a nonhormonal medication called Lysteda that works great. For those done with childbearing endometrial ablations are good options. ...Read more

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My period ended a week ago. I recently found blood after i went to the bathroom. It's similiar to the amount of blood when I have my period. No pain.

My period ended a week ago. I recently found blood after i went to the bathroom. It's similiar to the amount of blood when I have my period. No pain.

One-time symptoms?: A doctor may check to look for a medical issue, if a woman has bothersome menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge or of their periods, have spotting, or miss a period on occasion (due to changes in hormones). If symptoms are persistent, recurrent, or worrisome, an ob-gyn appointment may be a good idea. ...Read more

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If I am getting my blood work done and I have my period could it affect my blood count?

Possible: If you bleed heavily, you may be anemic on the cbc. Let your dr. Know the amount of your period (scant/mild/heavy etc). ...Read more

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I've been having red pinkish discharge yesterday and today looks like blood, i had my period 2weeks ago, could I have my period again?

I've been having red pinkish discharge yesterday and today looks like blood, i had my period 2weeks ago, could I have my period again?

May be normal: Irregular bleeding mid cycle may be due to a normal decline in estrogen at the time of ovulation, particularly if the bleeding is light and temporary. Persistent of irregular bleeding requires an evaluation. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more