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Is It Bad Or Worrisome To Have Bleeding Between Periods
Not usually: Break through bleeding (btb) while on hormonal contraception is very common and not serious - only a nuisance. Btb on natural cycles is usually due to hormonal changes at ovulation, and again it is not serious. There are also less common causes (polyps, fibroids, cervical ectopy, cervical cancer) and your gynecologist can help you determine if you have any of these. ...Read more
Can moderate Cervicitis cause abnormal heavy bleeding between periods? Or is this likely to be something else? I also have Polycystic Ovaries.
It Can: Inflammation of the cervix can make the cervix bleed more easily and cause some bleeding in-between periods; however, bleeding from cervicitis is not usually heavy. Its generally only a pink discharge or spotting. There may be something else going on. If you have PCOS, its possible you aren't ovulating. This can give you irregular bleeding. Best to consult with you Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have been suffering irregular periods and bleeding between periods I wonder if there is anything wrong or if there is something that can be done?
Irregular periods: You may see your family doctor for a possible prescription on birth control pills that will also regulate your period. ...Read more
I have purpura and I have been bleeding in between periods. Can this be a symptom or is is something else ?
Purpura is a symptom: Yes, purpura is a sign or symptom. That means one's primary care doctor can evaluate to see what disorder is causing the purpura. The cause may be one's immune system mistakenly attacking platelets... either related to having a virus or some unknown starting event. Sometimes the bone marrow is not making enough platelets. Another possible cause is medications that interfere with platelets. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to bleed after having sex ? What are the causes? It doesn't hurt or anything it was just the bleeding for 5 mins or so.
No: If it was short lived and not much and no pain, no it is not dangerous. Likely local abrasion/irritation. ...Read more
How common is it in pregnancies to have any type of bleeding whether it be heavy or not. (on birth control and have periods but scared Imightbe prego)?
Is it normal to have a very short (2days) illiquid and Brown period or does this mean there is a problem?
My doc isn't concerned, but what could be the cause of bleeding/spotting in between periods? Not heavy (like on periods)
I have my period when i usually have it but it is lighter than my usual. Can this be mistaken as implanation bleeding. How long can the bleeding last?
Yes: Implantation bleeding is an unknown and only theoretical entity. There is no science to say it really exists. We occasionally see bleeding in the two weeks after implantation and even further into the first trimester. In our study 60+ % of pts had first trimester bleeding. All of that bleeding is related to "implantation or placental / myometrial invasion" (normal process). ? Last wks if preg. ...Read more
Fertility: Implantation bleeding is a myth.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal to have pelvic pain few days before period? It's my first time experiencing this though pain is not frequent. What can this be or mean?
Not to worry: Most probably nothing serious but to be on the safe side see your GYN ...Read more
What would cause, anal leakage during heavymenstrual period, and loose stools? Is it my period, or is it something worse? I've had this for 3 days now
Yes and no: Spotting is a common issue and moreso as a teenager when periods are first starting and later around menopause.These are times when the woman's body is more anovulatory (no egg being released) so the hormones are more out of balance.Spotting can also be common on birth control methods. If this is a change for you, however, it is good to consider checking with your provider to see if normal for you. ...Read more
Is it ok or normal to have a period that starts out lighter and just seems lighter than other periods? Should i be concerned?
NO: If u do not bleed then u do not have a period. ...Read more
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