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Doctor insights on: Having A Menstrual Cycle For 3 Weeks

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Can a menstrual cycle start all over after bleeding for 3 weeks?

Can a menstrual cycle start all over after bleeding for 3 weeks?

Yes and no: Yes, you can have this bleeding pattern, but, no, it is not normal. You may want to be seen by a doctor. Common reasons for bleeding like this: polyp, endometriosis, fibroid, hormonal imbalance, thyroid problems, weight (thin/heavy). A doctor can help determine cause. If you have very heavy bleeding and very painful cramping, you may have endometriosis which is treatable. ...Read more

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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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Menstrual cycle after galbladder surgery no period for a month now bleeding for 3 weeks is this normal?

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Menstrual cycle after galbladder surgery no period for a month now bleeding for 3 weeks is this normal?

Not unusual: It is not unusual for a female patient to miss a period or delay menstruation for days to weeks after they are supposed to have it. This is due to hormonal changes from the stress of surgery. When menses starts, the build up of the lining of the uterus will be greater and it is not unusual to have extra volume and days of menses. If this should go more than a week or excessively large, see md. ...Read more

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I had spotting in between my menstrual cycles. The spotting lasted 3 days. Should it be considered as another menstrual cycle?

I had spotting in between my menstrual cycles.  The spotting lasted 3 days. Should it be considered as another menstrual cycle?

No. need evaluation.: Spotting is not considered another menstrual cycle. It should be evaluated however by your gynecologist as it may be related to either hormonal abnormalities or a problem within the uterus. It should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Mid cycle bleeding for 9 days would that change period date I was due 3 days ago for period?

Was early period?: Mid cycle bleeding for 9 days is unusual, Your period may be affected next time and may need to see a gynae physician ...Read more

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Missing periods for 3 months,not pregnant,but having white menses regularly.active sex life since 3 months for the 1st time.worrisome or not?what to do?

Missing periods for 3 months,not pregnant,but having white menses regularly.active sex life since 3 months for the 1st time.worrisome or not?what to do?

Missed period: Would still check HCG ( blood ) and consider sonogram; sometimes ectopic pregnancies do not demonstrate high enough HCG to detect or may be fetal demise. Ultrasound will also note polycystic ovarian syndrome which is a common cause of abnormal periods, fetal demise, fibroids and polyps. I assume you are not on any BC hormones like pills implants or depo.May also be variation. f/u/ w/ ob ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant 3 days after her period with her having a 30 day cycle?

Can a woman get pregnant 3 days after her period  with her having a 30 day cycle?

Menstrual cycles: How long was her period? With a 30 day cycle, ovulation occurs on day 16. With an average period of 5 - 7 days, 3 days after would still be early for intercourse near ovulation. ...Read more

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2 weeks after my period. I'm spotting for the past 3 weeks with cramps. Is this normal?

2 weeks after my period. I'm spotting for the past 3 weeks with cramps. Is this normal?

Spotting: 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 have a regular 28 day cycle. The past 3 cycles I've had light spotting 3 days after my period ends with cramps. It lasts 1-2 days. What could be the?

I have a regular 28 day cycle. The past 3 cycles I've had light spotting 3 days after my period ends with cramps. It lasts 1-2 days. What could be the?

Variation on normal: What you described seems to fall within the natural and normal variations in menstrual cycles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am 25,unmarried and having intermittent minimal bleeding between my cycles after 10 days of cycle and before 3 days of cycle, is this ok..?

I am 25,unmarried and having intermittent minimal bleeding between my cycles after 10 days of cycle and before 3 days of cycle, is this ok..?

Breakthrough bleedin: What you have called breakthrough bleeding. it means the Endometrium doesn't shed as it's supposed to, therefore it becomes thick and it starts shedding mid cycle. The possible causes are birth control pills, poly cystic ovary syndrome and low hormone level. You better see your primary care doctor to discuss this further, ...Read more

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I have had late periods 3 months in a row. The first month it was late for 4 days. Then for 8 days (making a total cycle of 39 days between periods) a?

I have had late periods 3 months in a row. The first month it was late for 4 days. Then for 8 days (making a total cycle of 39 days between periods) a?

Period: How old are you and have you checked to see if you are or were pregnant or have hormones issues or take OCP? Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Ive spotting which persists for more than 3 menstrual cycles 3 days before the period and 2 days after. I went to a gynaecologist but he has no idea?

Ive spotting which persists for more than 3 menstrual cycles 3 days before the period and 2 days after. I went to a gynaecologist but he has no idea?

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, polyps and fibroids 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. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 12 year old to have a 3 week period after having missed an entire period the previuous month?

Is it normal for a 12 year old to have a 3 week period after having missed an entire period the previuous month?

Yes: During the first year or so of menses, teens often do not ovulate and set stage for the generation of the hormonal signals to trigger cycles on schedule. They can skip a month or months, and if so the estrogen stimulating her system may lead to irregular or longer flow for some cycles.After a year or two ovulation becomes more regular as do cycles for most. ...Read more

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Ttc what would cause my period to be late by 3 weeks last month and 12 days this month? Normally regular. Been ttc for 7 month :(

Ttc what would cause my period to be late by 3 weeks last month and 12 days this month? Normally regular. Been ttc for 7 month :(

Using meds?: Late periods are almost always due to late ovulations. Ttc 7 months, usually regular, and just now cycles are late? May i hazard a guess - sounds like maybe you are using Clomid (clomiphene) or another fertility drug without monitoring? This happens alot, usually due to persistent cysts. ...Read more

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Dear dr., I have question about monthly period, is it natural to a woman to have a period every 20 days cycle or 30 days cycle...

Dear dr., I have question about monthly period, is it natural to a woman to have a period every 20 days cycle or 30 days cycle...

Yes and No: Periods can come as soon as 20-21 days apart but if it just started to come more frequently now it should be evaluated by your gynecologist. Hormonal changes, ovarian cysts, endometrial polyps can cause these early periods or breakthrough bleeding so you should have it worked up. Especially at 44yo. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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