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Why do some women say they've had periods during preg? Is it really a period? For those who had a successful pregnant what was the cause of the bleeding?

Why do some women say they've had periods during preg? Is it really a period? For those who had a successful pregnant what was the cause of the bleeding?

Pregnant, bleeding: If you've a short menstrual cycle, it'll still take the fertilized egg 6-12 days to reach ;implant in the uterine lining. Until that happens the menses is likely this is due to conception that occurs close to menses. Many women mistake implantation bleeding for their period. Spotting on day 23 of your period may be implantation. Other reasons i.E cervical changes, infections, placenta problems etc. ...Read more

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During implantation bleeding, can a female still bleed the day her period is due for the whole 7 days & have regular clotting or is that a period?

During implantation bleeding, can a female still bleed the day her period is due for the whole 7 days & have regular clotting or is that a period?

Yes it is, but: 'implantation bleeding' is actually very over-rated in importance. It's not that common to see and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough. Sounds like a period - hpt will tell you. ...Read more

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Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill. Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended. Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day. This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again. St

Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill. Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended. Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day. This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again. St

That: That is abnormal. Please be sure your pap smear is up to date and you may need an endometrial biopsy. I am concerned also that you are 55 and still on the pill, please ask your doctor because oral contraception increases cardiovascular risk after age 50. You could have fibroids causing your bleeding as well, your doctor can usually feel those on examination. Please see your gynecologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old female and I was wondering if bleeding heavy during a period is ok? I am also on birth control could that have effect on my period?

I am 24 year old female and I was wondering if bleeding heavy during a period is ok? I am also on birth control could that have effect on my period?

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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What are other reason women bleed during pregnancy besides implantation? Do those bleeding come heavy&cramping. How to tell difference from a period?

What are other reason women bleed during pregnancy besides implantation? Do those bleeding come heavy&cramping. How to tell difference from a period?

Implantation: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. Infections, polyps, fibroids, hormonal imbalances and others are more common reasons for bleeding ...Read more

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I'm 23 female, I have low bleeding during period, it gets over whithin 3 days and the flow of blood is very less, I took birth control pills few times?

I'm 23 female, I have low bleeding during period, it gets over whithin 3 days and the flow of blood is very less, I took birth control pills few times?

Blessing: Women with short and light menstrual periods typically feel blessed. Hormonal birth control can make women have shorter and lighter periods. The intensity of a woman's menstrual period is not correlated to her fertility, if that is a concern. ...Read more

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Heard abt women bleeding during pregnancy being common. Should I test if I got 2 periods since incident? Both came 10 days late but normal w/ cramps

Heard abt women bleeding during pregnancy being common. Should I test if I got 2 periods since incident? Both came 10 days late but normal w/ cramps

Can do preg. Test: If a woman has a regular normal period after sex, then she is not pregnant. If she cannot be certain that her bleeding was a normal period, then she could possibly be pregnant. A urine pregnancy test (available in stores everywhere) done 3 weeks after the last time she had sex will give the answer. Be sure to read the instructions and do the test correctly. ...Read more

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I am 53 years old woman, still menopause is not reached. Heavy bleeding during regular periods of 25 or 27 days. Lots of fibroids in uterous?

I am 53 years old woman, still menopause is not reached. Heavy bleeding during regular periods of 25 or 27 days. Lots of fibroids in uterous?

Fibroids/bleeding: You need to see a gyn physician as soon as possible. Yes you are in the perimenopause phase which is characterised by menstrual changes from heavy regular to heavy irregular menstrual bleeding. Soon it will change to scanty missed periods in between months. However, in the presence of fibroids the pattern could be affected in an unpredictable way. You also need endomtrial biopsy to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Why do some women have so much blood during their period?

Why do some women have so much blood during their period?

If you or someone: You care about is having excessive bleeding we would urge you to seek or have them seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Why do women get mad during their period?

Hormonal imbalance.: Most probably from hormonal imbalance. Check with you family physician. ...Read more

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Why do hormones make women so emotional during their period?

Why do hormones make women so emotional during their period?

Emotional: That is a fairly common problem and I hope you will find the right person to help you.

I would start by having your regular doctor to a Psychologist and together they will put you on the right track.

You will get better I am sure. When that happens you will very politely respond when they tell you that you are a changed woman. They will follow your advice. ...Read more

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Why do women get bloated or retain water weight during their period?

Why do women get bloated or retain water weight during their period?

Hormone changes: When our hormones change and do the wacky, we can retain water. Changing estrogen levels can also slow down your gut and cause constipation. This can make you feel bloated too. Things you can do: eat lots of fruits and veggies, don't add extra salt, get regular exercise. ...Read more

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Can a woman ever get pregnant during her menstrual period?

Can a woman ever get pregnant during her menstrual period?

Yes: Theoretically, a woman can be fertile during her menstrual flow or just after it stops. If it is a 21 day cycle and 7 days of menstrual flow, ovulation probably occurs just after the period and you can get pregnant a few days before ovulation. ...Read more

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Could a woman have her menstrual period during the first month or two of pregnancy?

Bleeding: She could have some bleeding but it would not actually be her period if she was pregnant. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects for women to drink green tea everyday? Especially during the menstrual period

Is there any side effects for women to drink green tea everyday? Especially during the menstrual period

TCM: In traditional chinese medicine drinking green tea is not recommended during menses. It is reported that during menstruation women may lose 18 to 21 mg of iron in association w blood loss. The tannins in green tea can adversely impact absorption of iron through intestinal mucosa. The tannic acid may also ^ possibility of constipation. ...Read more

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I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

Progesterone: As discussed the shift in Progesterone along with aerogels gave this effect. One treatment option is vitamin b6 which when taken one week prior to period may have positive effect on menstrual flares of acne.Another option is gugulipid, an indian herb which effects cholesterol and trigylerides and has been shown to be safe for acne. ...Read more

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I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

Adult acne in women: Very often there is a type of adult acne that women see, especially around the neck and jaw/chin. It may be related to the ration of estrogen to Progesterone that changes during the menses. See a dermatologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to stop the bleeding during period?

How to stop the bleeding during period?

Ibuprofen: If it's a true period, it's hard to stop once it starts. Using high dose of Ibuprofen may slow it down. Dose used in 800mg 3x daily for up to 3 days with food. If bleeding is from another cause then a normal cycle, other treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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If you bleed during your first time do you skip a period?

If you bleed during your first time do you skip a period?

Possible: Many young women experience irregular cycles for the first couple of years after they start to menstruate, while others are regular from the start. ...Read more

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Is it normal during ur period to have little or no bleeding?

Is it normal during ur period to have little or no bleeding?

Menses: Yes. It can be. But remember when it comes to menstruation you should compare your experience to your norms not others. If there is something that is strange or worrisome then this is why you would go see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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If I got the less bleeding during period tine why it comes less and what is couse for that.

If I got the less bleeding during period tine why it comes less and what is couse for that.

Pregnant?: About the time that you might expect your next period, you could have just a small amount of bloody show for a couple of days. This could actually be implantation bleeding of a normal pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test and perhaps follow up with your Family Doc for confirmation. ...Read more

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38 year old female has not had a period for over 2 years. Today a period-like bleeding has started. What may this be?

Common problem: 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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