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Heavy Bleeding Before Period Is Due
Hi I got heavy bleeding before my normal period due 10 days early is there are any chance to get pragnent?
I am experiencing quite heavy bleeding after taking the morning after pill 2 weeks ago. My period is due in 4 days - how will I know the difference?
You may not:
Morning after pill does change the hormonal balance may cause the bleeding you are experiencing. You may not know when your period starts as the bleeding may just blend into that the usual flow. On the positive side, if you are bleeding like a period, you are not pregnant.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I had sex 14 days ago. Slight bleeding 10 days before period is due, not even heavy enough for a pad. Can I be pregnant?
Yes, you can be: If you and him are healthy and you had unprotected sex, you may be or will be pregnant. Consider having a pregnancy test then be safe. If negative, consult your gynecologist regarding an intrauterine device (IUD) or a subdermal implant which are the most effective methods to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more
Had d and c, polyp removal may 15. Had 2 normal periods since. Now bleeding extremely heavy with lrg clots, 10 days before period is due. Be worried?
No: But if the bleeding continues call your doctor. ...Read more
I have what I thought was a period but no heavy bleeding just a little n only when I wiped but 3 days later it stopped period was due 11/20/12 prego?
This month oct 7 I had a 3 day heavy bleeding not due till oct 11 I started a period again oct 28 which was 4 days wasn't due till nov 2?
This is not uncommon: Almost all women have an irregular period once in a while. This can occur for many different reasons. Unless this pattern continues you should not be concerned. I am not sure how you determine when your period is due. In general, woman's menstrual cycles are 28 days, from the first day of bleeding to the first day of the next period. In which case, your period should have started on Nov 5. ...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
Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more
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
My girlfriend was supposed to stop her period today but instead has heavy bleeding what's going on?
Changes in bleeding:
This can occur for many reasons from hormonal imbalances, stress, infection, pregnancy, bleeding disorders, medical disorders, growths.....
If it becomes a pattern over 3 months, then follow up with gynecologist. If associated with heavy bleeding more than a maxipad full an hour, fever, odor, chills sweats, shortness of breath, pain then follow up ASAP or ER ...Read more
Sex during period on 10/26. Now 11/4 having heavy bleeding. 18 days before normal cycle? What gives?
Pregnancy test: If you worry about pregnancy, you could run a pregnancy test to confirm it or you could wait until next period. ...Read more
57 years old, still having heavy period. Heavy bleeding since tuesday evening, and today is saturday.
Not normal: By age 57 your body is in menopause, so this type of bleeding (postmenopausal bleeding) is abnormal. U really need to be seen to be checked for 'dangerous' causes: endometrial cancer or precancerous cells; polyps in the uterus, fibroid tumors can cause; certain ovarian tumors can cause, or sometimes - menopause can cause such thinning of the lining (endometrium) that it is unstable and bleeds rando. ...Read more
I have heavy bleeding for a week now it started a week after last period ended. Is it normal.? I'm 44 years old never happened before
I had a period and it lasted a week then I come on again 2 weeks then stopped then 2days later I started bleeding but heavy bleeding every time?
Breakthrough: Breakthrough bleeding is common, but also can be a sign, most commonly of hormone imbalance. Other reasons for bleeding when it's not time for your period are thyroid problems, weight (being too heavy or thin). Sometimes women can bleed so heavily that they become anemic. It might be a good idea to see a doctor to get a thorough history and check blood count, find out why irregular period ...Read more
Heavy period day one till after, stopped and started again d following day with heavy bleeding to stop again in the evening, and start in d morning?
Vaginal bleed: Abnormal uterine bleeding, formerly known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a possible diagnosis if you have a normal pelvic exam. A trial of birth control pills can be used to stop the bleeding. This would be a good strategy to assist with your bleed after first ruling out pregnancy and examining thyroid and other hormonally and medicine related causes of AUB. See your OB/GYN please. Good luck ...Read more
I am having thick, dark, & heavy bleeding (with clots) approximately a week after a period that came two weeks after the previous one - what is this?
You have options: Abnormal periods need evaluation; sonogram, lab tests. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible. ...Read more
No. Stressful times?: Sometimes events in our lives or the lives of our family and friends can affect our cycles. Perhaps seasonal events, like at school, can make a couple of periods irregular. If there is no history of stressful events but one of unusual bleeding, then a call for appointment with obgyn might be considered. At this point starting a "diary" showing date, events, time and amount of bleeding helps doctor. ...Read more
Okay so for the past 4 months I've had a constant non stop period, im always doing heavy bleeding. Should I be woried?
Maybe: At age 16, there can be blood disorders like von willebrand's which can be associated with heavy constant bleeding. You may want to be tested for this. There could also be a lesion in your uterus that's responsible. Lastly, it could be a hormonal imbalance. If you've been bleeding that much you could also be anemic. I would see a doctor to discuss these things, and check thyroid too. Best! ...Read more
I had a 5 day period that was light bleeding. Never had this happen before. I'm usually moderate to heavy bleeding for 5 days. What is happening?
Period usually 5 days I have had it for 8 now is this normal? I'm usually a heavy bleeder had heavy bleeding for a couple of days now its light.
Period 6days early. Heavy bleeding for 2 days and light brown by the 3rd and gone by the 4th. Should I be concerned since it usually lasts 6 days?
Not a problem: It is not unusual for period bleeding to come and go (it doesn't flow like a faucet), but if you could be pregnant any change in your usual bleeding should cause you to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
No ovulation likely.:
When women bleed more frequently and the bleeding is heavy with associated pain, this indicates a period without the start and stop signs of ovulation. When there is ovulation the bleeding is more predictable ie 21 - 34 days. The bleeding is not as heavy and stops within 7 days. Would recommend OCP's for cycle control or Depo-Provera or Mirena (levonorgestrel) to stop heavy bleeding altogether. ...Read more
Can happen: This occasionally happens, and we think that unbalanced hormones causes it (although no solid proof) and it usually normalizes the following month. If it doesn't, then need an exam. ...Read more
Talk to your gyne: You should talk to your gynecologist. She/he would examine you and likely will order a pelvic sonogram to check on your reproductive organs. People with significant fiborids do have heavy period frequently- and that can be seen on the ultrasound. Also, you may need to tell your primary care doctor to check your blood. If bleeding significant, you may have iron deficiency anemia as well. ...Read more