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Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Bleeding (Overview)

Irregular bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual bleeding is not in a similar pattern each month. She may have spotting between menstrual periods, or have light periods alternating with some heavy periods.


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What causes irregular bleeding while on the pill?

What causes irregular bleeding while on the pill?

Lack of egg release: Sometimes the ovary does not release an egg during the cycle. This disrupts the usual hormonal levels which can make periods eratic. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte
255 Doctors shared insights

Irregular Bleeding (Overview)

Irregular bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual bleeding is not in a similar pattern each month. She may have spotting between menstrual periods, or have light periods alternating with some heavy periods.


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What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural: Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. ...Read more

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Irregular bleeding (Tip)

Start a menstrual calendar to help your doctor better understand your cycling pattern. ...See more

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Living with Irregular Periods (Checklist)

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Have your TSH, prolactin, and testosterone levels tested
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Can u have irregular bleeding after a d&c?

Can u have irregular bleeding after a d&c?

D&C Healing: Yes, bleeding can be irregular after the D&C surgery. Most of the time it is simply healing. Sometimes the bleeding could be a complication of the surgery. You need to consult with your surgeon who can put into perspective the reason for the D&C an the amount of bleeding etc. ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of a anovulation? Is the irregular bleeding heavy or light? What treatment options are available how can you tell you it

What are all the symptoms of a anovulation? Is the irregular bleeding heavy or light? What treatment options are available how can you tell you it

Definitions....: Anovulation means you didn't ovulate that cycle. Ovulation occurs mid-cycle and not ovulating does not necessarily alter the flow of the following menses. Treatment is only necessary if anovulation is chronic and you're trying to conceive! good luck! ...Read more

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I had irregular bleeding on pill, that last 3 wks and just finished 3 days ago. I'm on inactive pill and got another a lot of bleeding now. Normal?

I had irregular bleeding on pill, that last 3 wks and just finished 3 days ago. I'm on inactive pill and got another a lot of bleeding now. Normal?

No and Yes: You are having break through bleeding and the hormonal levels in your current birth control pills might not be enough. The bleeding you have now after starting the inactive pills is normal. Consult with your prescriber before the new cycle begins. ...Read more

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I am looking to get mirena (levonorgestrel) coil but it says that I may have irregular bleeding for the first 3-6 months. So what is it?

I am looking to get mirena (levonorgestrel) coil but it says that I may have irregular bleeding for the first 3-6 months. So what is it?

Side effect: One of the most common side effects is irregular bleeding or spotting during the first 3-6 months. It doesnt' affect everyeon. This can be treated by taking a pack of regular birth control pills. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Have appt for transvirginal US for irregular bleeding, but bleeding stopped a few days ago. Should I still go or not? I'm on pill.

Have appt for transvirginal US for irregular bleeding, but bleeding stopped a few days ago. Should I still go or not? I'm on pill.

Ultrasound: It is always important to follow your doctors recommendations, so keep your appointment, and the irregular bleeding may return so please have your evaluation ...Read more

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I had irregular bleeding on pill, that last 3 wks and just finished 3 days ago. I'm on inactive pill and got another a lot of bleeding now. Normal?

No and Yes: You are having break through bleeding and the hormonal levels in your current birth control pills might not be enough. The bleeding you have now after starting the inactive pills is normal. Consult with your prescriber before the new cycle begins. ...Read more

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I am contemplating a hysterectomy. I have irregular bleeding about 2 weeks every month?

I am contemplating a hysterectomy. I have irregular bleeding about 2 weeks every month?

Explore alternatives: The first thing you need to do is to see your gynecologist for an assessment of why you are bleeding. You may have a small polyp in your uterine lining and removing that may be all you need. It may be changes in your hormones and a 2 minute endometrial ablation will fix the prohlem. You may have fibroids. The right choice for you also depends on whether or not you want to have more children. ...Read more

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Is my irregular bleeding just because I have lately been forgetful about taking my pill?

Is my irregular bleeding just because I have lately been forgetful about taking my pill?

Probably: If you are forgetting to take your birth control pill daily two things may happen. First - you may cause irregular bleeding. Second- you may get pregnant. It is important to be honest with yourself about medication use. Consider an iud or Implanon as birth control because you will not have to be remember something daily. ...Read more

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I started my cycle on Friday and have been experiencing some irregular bleeding since then what could be the cause of this?

I started my cycle on Friday and have been experiencing some irregular bleeding since then what could be the cause of this?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long does irregular bleeding last?

How long does irregular bleeding last?

Uncertain: Regular periods usually regarded as period of 28 to 30 days lasting 3 to 5 days even to 7 days with blood loss about 50 to 80 cc, Any difference conditions regarded as irregular and can last any length of time. Usually 3 months period will be check to ascertain any intervention is necessary and best of all see your f/d or gyn to ease your mind. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have irregular bleeding?

Is it normal to have irregular bleeding?

How much?: Small degrees of irregularity happens to many women at some point. If you are consistently irregular than would recommend gynecological evaluation to explore further. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant if have constant irregular bleeding?

Can I still get pregnant if have constant irregular bleeding?

Probably not: Because u are probably not ovulating, but you could have a spontaneous ovulation, but not normal to have constant irregular bleeding, please see your gyn for a workup and to get treated. ...Read more

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I've had irregular bleeding/spotting for 2.5 weeks, what's wrong?

I've had irregular bleeding/spotting for 2.5 weeks, what's wrong?

Menotrarrhagia: Your complaint if only one episode probably secondary to dysfunctional mens bleeding or infection but you have to rule out pregnancy if you had unprotected relationship. You can trace with mens cycle for three months to decide whether you need office visit then. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I go to see gyn for irregular bleeding, what kind of tests do I take there?

When I go to see gyn for irregular bleeding, what kind of tests do I take there?

History is best: The most important test is your history. Oftentimes drs. Can understand the problem and design a therapy by asking the right questions. Factors such as pregnancy?, wt. Gain or loss, thyroid issues, polyps, infections, headaches, nipple discharge, pap smear abnormalities, can be associated with abnormal bleeding and can be evaluated with questions and simple tests - pap, sono, blood tests, exam. ...Read more

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I have irregular bleeding and pain during sex with bleeding after is this normal?

I have irregular bleeding and pain during sex with bleeding after is this normal?

Of course not: You need to visit your ob/gyn doctor and get examined. This could be potentially quite serious but manageable if seen now. ...Read more

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I stopped taking Jolivette about 4 months ago. Since then I have had irregular bleeding and clots. Is this normal?

I stopped taking Jolivette about 4 months ago. Since then I have had irregular bleeding and clots. Is this normal?

No Normal: Irregular periods with clots are not normal, but may be common. If your periods were irregular prior to being on oral contraceptives like Jolivette, then it is very common for your periods to go back to being abnormal once you stop them. If your periods are lasting 8 or more days, your bleed between periods, or if very heavy, then see your clinician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Put back on pill for irregular bleeding 2 1/2 months ago. Bleeding is still irregular. Should I contact md? Flow is also heavier.

Put back on pill for irregular bleeding 2 1/2 months ago. Bleeding is still irregular. Should I contact md? Flow is also heavier.

Irreg periods: Always a good idea to report your symptoms and ask whether the doctor needs to recheck you. ...Read more

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I have an appt for ultrasound (transvirginal) for irregular bleeding. If I have bleeding on the day, should I reschedule or doesn't matter?

I have an appt for ultrasound (transvirginal) for irregular bleeding. If I have bleeding on the day, should I reschedule or doesn't matter?

Won't matter: Don't reschedule! It will set you back days to weeks! The thingamajig - aka vaginal probe - is covered in sterile plastic. Plus, if you are actively bleeding, the timing is perfect & may help determine exactly what is causing the DUB. ...Read more

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On the mini pill, does irregular bleeding subside with time? I just started my second bleed, one week after the first one finished, and am not happy.

On the mini pill, does irregular bleeding subside with time? I just started my second bleed, one week after the first one finished, and am not happy.

It varies: Bleeding patterns vary on Progesterone only pills. Some have no bleeding at all. Others bleed randomly. It may get better over time and it may not. Consider another method if you are not happy with the bleeding pattern. ...Read more

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I went to a dr for irregular bleeding & malodor. The bleeding is from missing bc pills & she said no discharge at all & no odor, but I still feel off?

Probiotics: That's great that the doctor didn't find anything wrong. If you're still feeling awful maybe some probiotics would help. You can take in pill form or in yogurt and other food items. You can also try luvena, a vaginal insert. ...Read more

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