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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

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I'm on birthcontrol (over1year), having bleeding in between periods- 4 days in a row&light, never has happened before, what could be the cause/reasoning?

Breakthrough bleedin: You are describing breakthrough bleeding, which is a daily common problem with low-dose OCPs. The uterine lining may become unstable in the middle of the month, so it breaks down and you have bleeding. BTB does NOT mean the birth control is not working, so don't stop your pills. If it keeps happening, you may need to switch pills. ...Read more

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I have vaginal bleeding in between periods + intermittent pelvic pain. Looking at images online it may be the ovary - how can I be sure?

I have vaginal bleeding in between periods + intermittent pelvic pain. Looking at images online it may be the ovary - how can I be sure?

See a doctor: This can be caused by infections or ovarian problems some of which are secondary to other problems such as insulin resistance/diabetes or thyroid disease. Your body is telling you that there is something wrong and you need to see your doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have a small amount of bleeding in between periods, and periods change from being a week late to a week early every month. I notice the bleeding when I'm highly stressed out, I'm recently getting away from an alcoholic spouse who causes a lot of my stre

A miracle: Since your profile says you are a male, having irregular periods is truly miraculous. If you have not had a full gyn examination recently, you should. Bleeding between periods and problems with regularity of periods with heavy bleeding can come from uterine fibroids, ovary problems and many other things. You need to see a gyn provider and get examined. Get some help and support as well- alanon! ...Read more

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What causes bleeding in between periods? Its not heavy and pap smear and STD tests came out normal.

What causes bleeding in between periods? Its not heavy and pap smear and STD tests came out normal.

Intermenstrual bleed: Bleeding in between periods may be normal in most patients if it if an occasional event. It may be caused by hormonal fluctuations of your body. Polyps and fibroids may also cause spotting. Persistent spotting will need to be checked out. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, watery discharge, light bleeding In between period, red sometimes red/orange color.?

Irregular periods, watery discharge, light bleeding In between period, red sometimes red/orange color.?

GYN EVAL: You need an evaluation by a GYNECOLOGIST. These symptoms could represent a GYN and/or GENERAL MEdical problem for example Iron Deficiency! Start witha General Checkup! Don't wait!
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My cycle is 37 days. I had some light bleeding on the 20th day of my cycle that lasted 2 days. I've never had bleeding in between periods.?

My cycle is 37 days. I had some light bleeding on the 20th day of my cycle that lasted 2 days. I've never had bleeding in between periods.?

Could be: Abnormal bleeding on day 20 of a 37 day cycle could be due to many things including ovulation (a little late), an infection, medications, or even abnormal cervical cells. Without more history it is difficult to narrow this down. When you are worried and in doubt a full history and exam is always advisable. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I strain to urinate there is pain primarily on one side of the vagina. I'm also experiencing bleeding in between periods. What could be the cause?

When I strain to urinate there is pain primarily on one side of the vagina. I'm also experiencing bleeding in between periods. What could be the cause?

Find out why: Hi Martin498. Although most metamennhoragia (bleeding between periods) is a temporary response to changes in progrestrone or estrogen levels, it can indicate an abnormal growth or infection, particularly if combined with pain. See a practitioner experienced in gyn problems. Soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal if I have slight brown bleeding 1day before my period and then it turns red and usual bleeding? Had b-hcg and u/s 2day ago all was normal

Is it normal if I have slight brown bleeding 1day before my period and then it turns red and usual bleeding? Had b-hcg and u/s 2day ago all was normal

Normal: The brownish bleeding occurs when you are not bleeding heavily and the small amount of blood sits in the vagina for a while. When blood cells break down they turn brown. This is not a problem. Good health to you. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding after plan b, is this my period?

It may or may not be: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more