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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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I finished my period but im still having slight bleeding?

I finished my period but im still having slight bleeding?

Typical?: This is a common complaint. If it is not typical for you then in most cases the cycles return to normal in a month or two. If this is typical for you discuss trestment options for menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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I have a IUD I have finished my period but I am still bleeding?

I have a IUD I have finished my period but I am still bleeding?

Spotting not unusual: With an IUD. If you are having any pain, fever, or discharge, you should get seen right away to make sure you don't have an infection. But if it is just mild irregular bleeding, it is safe to wait and see if things even out next month. ...Read more

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Is dark discharge about16days after taking Plan B normal? If so, how long should it last? Just finished period but either still bleeding or dark discha

Is dark discharge about16days after taking Plan B normal? If so, how long should it last? Just finished period but either still bleeding or dark discha

That can happen.: Dark discharge is likely old, deoxygenated blood as the uterus is being cleaned out. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. ...Read more

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I need someone that can help me. It's been 2 weeks now that I have finished my period but now I am still bleeding and I am very nauseous.

I need someone that can help me. It's been 2 weeks now that I have finished my period but now I am still bleeding and I am very nauseous.

Prolonged period: You need to contact your doctor about your situation. If you have had unprotected sex, perhaps you are pregnant even though you are having a period. Do a home pregnancy test. Be sure to see your doctor about the prolonged bleeding and nausea. ...Read more

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I'm on bc missed a pill had sex he finished inside me now I'm bledding but period isn't due why am I bleeding can I still be pregnant?

I'm on bc missed a pill had sex he finished inside me now I'm bledding but period isn't due why am I bleeding can I still be pregnant?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Finished period 2 weeks ago had sex every day for 4 days afterwards then started bleeding heavily & passing clots 7 days later I'm in pain still blood?

Finished period 2 weeks ago had sex every day for 4 days afterwards then started bleeding heavily & passing clots 7 days later I'm in pain still blood?

GYN: Get a full GYN examination to evaluated bleeding, hormonal levels, thyroid function and pregnancy evaluation. The pain is especially concerning:please get examined ASAP or go to the ER. ...Read more

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Hi, I have just finished my period about a week and a half and go and I am still bleeding heavy enough to show in my underwear I am really worried.

This sounds serious: Go to see a gyn physician if you have not done so already. Please do it soon... Good luck. You may have bleeding disorder and many other possible causes of your problem... ...Read more

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I finished my periods a week ago. Now I am bleeding again. It's not continuous but I am still bleeding?

I finished my periods a week ago. Now I am bleeding again. It's not continuous but I am still bleeding?

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

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Preg test +ve mar 14. M/c on mar 20 bleeding started after finished periods again red dichrge still coming. Done b-hcg is 2. Plz help. M/c 2nd time?

2 means zero: A bhcg less than five is the same as zero. This means your miscarriage has resolved and you can start trying again. ...Read more

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On POP pill (no estrogen), finish period on Friday, will I still bleed from taking this pill when my period has finished?

On POP pill (no estrogen), finish period on Friday, will I still bleed from taking this pill when my period has finished?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Hard to guess whether one particular patient will have spotting or breakthrough bleeding after her withdrawal period while taking progestin-only pills (mini-pills). If after trying the pills a few months, some break-through bleeding is annoying, she can discussed options with her doctor. Of course, if there is heavy bleeding, she can call her doctor during the bleeding. ...Read more

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Started bleeding 8 days before period due, I'm still bleeding and I've been bleeding for 8 days, what's wrong with me?!

Started bleeding 8 days before period due, I'm still bleeding and I've been bleeding for 8 days, what's wrong with me?!

Many possibilities: There are several things that can cause this including stress, medicines, infection, thyroid disease, PCOS, etc. You need to see a doctor. If you are bleeding heavily and beginning to feel weak, short of breath, or lightheaded, see some one TODAY. ...Read more

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I took the Plan B pill three weeks ago and then started what seemed a period two weeks ago, I'm still bleeding very heavyly. What's going on?

I took the Plan B pill three weeks ago and then started what seemed a period two weeks ago, I'm still bleeding very heavyly. What's going on?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test and confirm that Plan B worked. If positive you will need to see your doctor right away. If negative then schedule a routine visit to discuss more effective birth control and options that would help with menstrual cycle control. The first period after Plan B is often a little off. Many patients take Ibuprofen to help with cramping and to cut down bleeding. ...Read more

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Taking pill continuously without washout week. I'm on 4th package. I got period 2 weeks ago. Still bleeding. Small amount. Red. How can I stop?

Patience: Sometimes stress can cause breakthrough bleeding, or perhaps a missed pill or two is enough to cause a hormone surge to grow enough endometrium to stuff off as a small period. Just always be prepared with panty liners even when taking pills straight through. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you barely have a period. I'm usually heavy the first 2-3 days. This is the 3rd day and I'm still not bleeding like I was.?

What does it mean when you barely have a period. I'm usually heavy the first 2-3 days. This is the 3rd day and I'm still not bleeding like I was.?

Can be normal: It is normal to have some periods that are lighter than others, and typically does not mean that anything is wrong. Sometimes changes to your activity level, diet, weight, or medications can influence the frequency and flow of your menses. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have two periods a month? I just finished my first period and now im on another and between the two wasn't even a day of no bleeding.

What does it mean when you have two periods a month? I just finished my first period and now im on another and between the two wasn't even a day of no bleeding.

Unless: Unless you are bleeding profusely, have a fever or are in severe pain, a trip to the emergency room is not necessarily needed. You should give your ob/gyne doctor a call as soon as possible for an evaluation.

If you are pre-menopausal, there are many causes for vaginal bleeding not related to your period such as:
- iud or Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) use
- stopping or starting birth control pills containing estrogen
- stress
- hormone problems such as with the thyroid
- injury/trauma of the vagina from intercourse or a sexually transmitted disease
- uterine fibroids or polyps
- cervical injury, infection or rarely, cancer
- pregnancy (implantation bleeding)

if you are concerned about your bleeding, give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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I'm on my 7th day of my period and im still bleeding a lot? Is this okay?

Depends: It may be ok if you may just be having a longer than normal period cycle. However, if you have a history of heavy bleeding with periods, feel weak, tired etc, you should see a doctor to see if you need iron to replete your bodys stores and if you are a candidate for medical management. ...Read more

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I'm not on my period but I'm bleeding. I still have 7days to go untill mt period starts.

I'm not on my period but I'm bleeding. I still have 7days to go untill mt period starts.

More information: Bleeding between periods has many causes. I'm guessing ur question is why u r bleeding (u forgot to actually ask). To narrow down the cause we need to know what u r using for contraception, whether u r having any pain or other symptoms, any recent or chronic illnesses, any medications, etc. This could be anything from normal variation cycle length to infection to cancer. See a doctor to know. ...Read more

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Bleeding/period while on pill. What does it mean? I still have 5 pills to go.

Bleeding/period while on pill. What does it mean? I still have 5 pills to go.

Ans: The uterine wall is shedding to thin it out. Most likely not ovulating due to the hormonal alteration from the pill. Breakthrough bleeding ...Read more

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Took plan be on 7/4. Started bleeding on 7/14, still bleeding for about a week now. Expected period was due on 7/21. What does this mean?

Took plan be on 7/4. Started bleeding on 7/14, still bleeding for about a week now. Expected period was due on 7/21. What does this mean?

About Plan B...: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. Also, one should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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Period was 7wks l8 just had 1 end 23.4.13 but went toilet & I was bleeding again could I be having another period 6days after it finished?

Period was 7wks l8 just had 1 end 23.4.13 but went toilet & I was bleeding again could I be having another period 6days after it finished?

Missed cycle: You've had a missed cycle; probably be cause of anovulation. Anovulatory cycles occur when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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