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Is it bad or worrisome to have bleeding between periods?

Is it bad or worrisome to have bleeding between periods?

May be worrisome: Break-thru bleeding between periods is usually benign and easy to treat by your gynecologist who likely can take care of the problem swiftly and efficiently. Good luvk. ...Read more

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Is breakthrough bleeding between periods reason for concern? Or usually not a big deal?

Is breakthrough bleeding between periods reason for concern? Or usually not a big deal?

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

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Can moderate Cervicitis cause abnormal heavy bleeding between periods? Or is this likely to be something else? I also have Polycystic Ovaries.

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

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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?

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

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Is it bad to have bleeding between periods on the pill?

Is it bad to have bleeding between periods on the pill?

No: No, just annoying. If it lasts longer than 2 months, considering switching to another pill. If you have missed more than 1 pill per month, do a pregnancy test and consider switching to another form of birth control such as an iud or Implanon or nuvaring. ...Read more

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I have purpura and I have been bleeding in between periods. Can this be a symptom or is is something else ?

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

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Is it normal during ur period to have little or no bleeding?

Is it normal during ur period to have little or no bleeding?

Menses: Yes. It can be. But remember when it comes to menstruation you should compare your experience to your norms not others. If there is something that is strange or worrisome then this is why you would go see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have heavy painful implantation bleeding?

Is it possible for you to have heavy painful implantation bleeding?

No: Implantation bleeding doesn't really happen often, and if it does it should be very light. If you have clots with heavy bleeding, it's not 'implantation bleed.'. ...Read more

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My doc isn't concerned, but what could be the cause of bleeding/spotting in between periods? Not heavy (like on periods)

Hormones: Hormones are most common reason: estrogen and Progesterone not being in the right ratios to each other. Another reason would be weight gain/loss, heavy or thin. Thyroid could be another. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it normal to have mucousy bleeding in periods?

Is it normal to have mucousy bleeding in periods?

Hmm.: Not sure exactly what you mean by mucousy but if it is foul smelling or you have itching or unusual discomfort you should go see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spotting between periods?

Is it normal to have spotting between periods?

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