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Is light bleeding in between periods (near ovulation) normal? Is light pinkish discharge for a day or less indicative of something else?

Is light bleeding in between periods (near ovulation) normal? Is light pinkish discharge for a day or less indicative of something else?

Normal: At the time of ovulation there is actually a dip in the hormone estrogen. This drop could cause the mid-cycle spotting. There also could be a cervical or uterine polyp present that could be causing the blood. Check with your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Are there other possible reasons for light vaginal bleeding in between periods, other than the possibility of implantation bleeding/pregnancy?

Are there other possible reasons for light vaginal bleeding in between periods, other than the possibility of implantation bleeding/pregnancy?

Vaginal bleeding: Yes, but in a sexually active female a pregnancy test is the first step.

Could be hormonal, medications, stress, polyps, fibroids, ovarian/ uterine/pituitary dysfunction or tumors ...Read more

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Am I fully protected after being on birth control for 3mo if I am still having breakthrough bleeding in between periods?

Am I fully protected after being on birth control for 3mo if I am still having breakthrough bleeding in between periods?

Birth control...: This could be caused by your birth control med you are using at this time, Sometimes it takes a few months to have normal periods while on it, however there are some that might not agree with you and a change to an alternative birth control might be needed. Follow up with your GYN provider on this. ...Read more

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What is the cause for bleeding in between periods?

What is the cause for bleeding in between periods?

Vag Bleeding: Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many possible causes. By itself, it does not necessarily indicate a serious condition.

http://www. Webmd. Com/women/tc/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding-topic-overview#1 ...Read more

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Can cervical scar tissue cause bleeding in between periods?

Can cervical scar tissue cause bleeding in between periods?

Scar tissue: Theoretically no. However if the scar tears then yes it can. The only was to be sure is to have a good visual exam just after you have noted the bleeding. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding in between periods. Frequency increasing. What possible causes? What checks & tests? Thanks

Vaginal bleeding in between periods. Frequency increasing. What possible causes? What checks & tests? Thanks

See your doctor.: You said you are not pregnant, which is the first thing to check. Are you on birth control pills? Do you have pain with the bleeding? I would recommend seeing a gynecologist/discussing this with yours, who can diagnose what the issue is. You may need some blood work to test your hormone levels and/or a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Frequent vaginal bleeding in between periods only about 3-4 day break in between bleeding and saturate 50+ regular absorbency tampons/3wks for 3mos?

Frequent vaginal bleeding in between periods only about 3-4 day break in between bleeding and saturate 50+ regular absorbency tampons/3wks for 3mos?

Irregular periods: 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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Can asprin cause vaginal bleeding in between periods? Is vaginal bleeding in between periods an emergency room situation?

Can asprin cause vaginal bleeding in between periods? Is vaginal bleeding in between periods an emergency room situation?

Not typically: Unless you have underlying disorder of your blood platelets, vaginal bleeding due to Aspirin is unlikely. Vaginal bleeding between periods is rarely an emergency room situation. Better, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your bleeding pattern, he/she may decide to order some tests to check your body's ability to make a blood clot. If you are bleeding heavier than a period, go to er. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am bleeding in between periods and after sex?

Is there a reason why I am bleeding in between periods and after sex?

I don't know your: Diagnosis. It is not normal to bleeding during or after intercourse. Please see your gynecologist to have this further assessed. Take care. ...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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I have vaginal bleeding in between periods that only lasts a few hours?

I have vaginal bleeding in between periods that only lasts a few hours?

Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding like this can be a variety of things including fibriods, endometriosis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or even pelvic inflammatory disease. Usually your doc will take a complete history, do a pelvic exam, and will consider an ultrasound. Treatment, like most things, depends on the cause of the bleeding. A pregnancy test is the first step. Best of luck. ...Read more