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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I have been having spotting and irregular bleeding after unprotected sex with my boyfriend, can I take a pregnancy test while bleeding?

I have been having spotting and irregular bleeding after unprotected sex with my boyfriend, can I take a pregnancy test while bleeding?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal bleeding, or medications. A urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Irregular bleeding/spotting off and on for two months after plan b. Neg pregnancy both at home and at doctor. What's going on?

Irregular bleeding/spotting off and on for two months after plan b. Neg pregnancy both at home and at doctor. What's going on?

Plan B: Bleeding two months after plan B needs an evaluation by a specialist as you could have a cyst, infection or other more worrisome conditions, and an exam must be performed with targeted laboratory evaluation to answer that question ...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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If I take lutera for one month will it balance out my hormones from me having irregular bleeding from coming off depo?

If I take lutera for one month will it balance out my hormones from me having irregular bleeding from coming off depo?

Maybe: Janet, You should start having more regular periods within the next 3 months. It really depends on how your body adjusts to the BCP. Sometimes a month is enough, sometimes is takes 2 to 3 months. Occasionally, it might take longer, and in that case, I recommend that you see your doctor or provider , to make sure that you do not need a different type of pill. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, but irregular bleeding since I found out! Would a home test still show positive after a couple of months?

I'm pregnant, but irregular bleeding since I found out! Would a home test still show positive  after a couple of months?

Not normal: Bleeding in pregnancy is common but never normal. Prompt evaluation is warranted to make sure everything is ok. Yes a pregnancy test will show positive if one is pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Bleeding (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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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