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Doctor insights on: How Much Menstrual Bleeding Is Normal

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How much menstrual bleeding is normal?

How much menstrual bleeding is normal?

Allows Activities: The functional answer is bleeding that doesn't interfere with your daily activities (work, exercise). If you have accidents staining sheets or clothes, have to avoid certain activities, or can't leave your home then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. There are many things we can do so you're free of suffering bleeding that is too much, too often, or too long. ...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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I have had menstrual bleeding for over 8 wks. If this is perimenopause, is that possibly normal? I'm 45.

I have had menstrual bleeding for over 8 wks. If this is perimenopause, is that possibly normal? I'm 45.

Go see your GYN for: A blood test, pelvic exam, paps smear and a pelvic ultrasound to check for hormonal balance, thickening of the endometrial wall and tumor etc. God bless you! ...Read more

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I have had menstrual bleeding (far more than I have ever bled) for over 8 weeks. If this is perimenopause, is that normal?

I have had menstrual bleeding (far more than I have ever bled) for over 8 weeks. If this is perimenopause, is that normal?

Bleeding: It can be from perimenopause but it still needs to be worked up with thyroid studies, an ultrasound or sonohystogram and endometrial bx. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have menstrual symptoms without the bleeding from a period?

Yes: Ruling out pregnancy first, the "menstrual symptoms" are due to the drop of hormones effect at the end of the cycle. If the endometrium(lining of the womb) is minimal in length, than very little or no menstrual bleeding occurs.This is common in low dose contraceptive pills as away to prevent accidental implantation and the bleeding may be only "spoting" or a brown 1-2 day discharge. ...Read more

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Got allergy shot end of April. I've had menstrual bleeding every other week since then. Is this normal? I never have regular cycles.

Got allergy shot end of April. I've had menstrual bleeding every other week since then. Is this normal? I never have regular cycles.

Not normal: It sounds like the shots may have just aggravated an existing problem - your irregular cycles. you need to talk with your GYN about cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Excessive menstrual bleeding normal if 48?

No: Excessive menstrual bleeding is never normal and there is always something causing it. So please go and see a doctor that can adress this problem. ...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