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The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Last menstrual cycle was 16 days & I'm bleeding heavily.Soaking reg tampon & overnight pad in 3 hrs.Painful cramping & lots of clots.I'm 41. Thoughts?
See you MD: There are many different reasons for a change in menstrual cycle including ovulation. Your md will ask about your history. Age , medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more
Let me explain: This is simply blood from the lining of your womb that has been present for a day or two before being passed and so which looks darker than the usual fresher blood. This may come and go, but unless you get any other new symptoms linked to your period – in which case tell your doctor – then i would leave things alone here. ...Read more
Post-menstrual bleeding cycle day 10+. No cramps/trauma. Sometimes red/clots moderate flow. Mostly brown spotting/light flow. Lasts 3-7 days. Why?
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
Yes: This is a common occurance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Spotting or period?: Implantation usually does not cause bleeding. When it does the amount of blood is minuscule. 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
Two cycles ago, irregular light period, this cycle was irregular in it's heavy continuous flow. Cramping a week afterwards. Any suggestions?
The joy of womanhood: What you are experiencing is the body naturally trying to return your cycle to it regular state. Something caused the irregular light period 2 cycles ago, and your body is correcting for it. It may have been something as simple as a rapid change in weight, to a traumatic event in your life, (death in family, boyfriend cheated on you), or an infection you have now overcome. Normal cycle coming! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your question is ???: Placing a question mark after a few words does not necessarily create a clear question. Please start over, as questions are not linked & provide basic information followed by a clear question. ...Read more
No, bathing: In vinegar should not have that impact. ...Read more
I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) , excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.
Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer