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Brown spotting for 10+ days. Lmp 04/26. Last intercourse may 17. Cycles irregular 30-50 days with history of pcos. What is cause of spotting?

Brown spotting for 10+ days. Lmp 04/26. Last intercourse may 17. Cycles irregular 30-50 days with history of pcos. What is cause of spotting?

Variable: Pcos involves dysfunctional hormone production from the ovaries. The uterus responds to hormone changes by either bleeding or not bleeding. Spotting during pcos cycles is not unusual, however, unprotected intercourse with implantation bleeding during early pregnancy could produce spotting as well. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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1st day of period 29/12; ovulation date 11/01 (28 day period). Missed period 25/01 but slight pale spotting (once off). Pregnancy test negative 27/01?

1st day of period 29/12; ovulation date 11/01 (28 day period). Missed period 25/01 but slight pale spotting (once off). Pregnancy test negative 27/01?

Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Last mens cycle used tampons instead- only 4 days of bleeding. First normal cycle-prev 9 cycles irregular with heavy 5-7 days of bleeding then somespotting. Could tampons have helped? Pap 2/2013 neg.

Last mens cycle used tampons instead- only 4 days of bleeding. First normal cycle-prev 9 cycles irregular with heavy 5-7 days of bleeding then somespotting. Could tampons have helped? Pap 2/2013 neg.

Yes: Dioxins in bleached paper products like tampons interact with estrogen signalling. Low vit d3, and low ferritin can cause heavy painful periods. Better to correct deficiencies rather than use dioxins via tampons, . ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) , excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.

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 more

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Can you have IMPLANTATION BLEEDING 4 weeks after PROTECTED SEX (had brown spotting, irregular periods, neg pregnancy test)? YES or NO answer please!!!

Can you have IMPLANTATION BLEEDING 4 weeks after PROTECTED SEX (had brown spotting, irregular periods, neg pregnancy test)? YES or NO answer please!!!

Unlikely: If you had protected sex and the condom was not malfunctioned then it's extremely unlikely to become pregnant. Please see a provider to find out what is going on though. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy symptoms for 3 weeks have not taken a pregnancy test due to irregular cycles. Pink discharge into red discharge w/o clots. Pregnant???

Early pregnancy symptoms for 3 weeks have not taken a pregnancy test due to irregular cycles. Pink discharge into red discharge w/o clots. Pregnant???

Cannot tell: Go ahead and to a pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. If the result is negative, please repeat the test in 7-10 days, unless you get your period before then. ...Read more

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Missed period,lots of blood clots before very short light period.another missed period with negativePregnancyTest w/ pregnancy symptoms?

Missed period,lots of blood clots before very short light period.another missed period with negativePregnancyTest w/ pregnancy symptoms?

Ectopic pregnancy: This presentation could be one of a tubal pregnancy. In order to completely rule out pregnancy, you need to have quantitative beta HCG measurements to make sure that you are not pregnant, or have miscarried. You could also have endometriosis or other uterine disease that is causing pregnancy symptoms. You may need an ultrasound to rule out ectopic pregnancy if your HCG levels are low. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation 4 1/2 years ago, last menstrual cycle was 8 weeks ago, cramping, nausea, negative pregnancy tests, lots of clear odorless discharge.

Tubal ligation : Negative home tests can be wrong especially if the pregnancy is an ectopic with a low HCG level. You could also have a distended fallopian tube or ovarian cyst, sounds like you need an ultrasound and blood tests. It is true as we get older sometimes we get irregular or skipped periods but the cramps, nausea, and discharge are not normal. See your clinic. ...Read more

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A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

Likely: But if any chance you are pregnant, best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if negative repeat in 7-10 days. If positive, need Gyn eval. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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4 days of red fresh blood spotting, no period, age 41, period cramps, stress and delayed or missed periods ?

4 days of red fresh blood spotting, no period, age 41, period cramps, stress and delayed or missed periods ?

Sounds like a period: You say you are bleeding for 4 days but also state no period. If you are bleeding then this is a period. Perhaps I am misunderstanding. If your period was a little abnormal than usual this is quite common from time to time and usually goes back to normal over the next few months. ...Read more

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Post-menstrual bleeding cycle day 10+. No cramps/trauma. Sometimes red/clots moderate flow. Mostly brown spotting/light flow. Lasts 3-7 days. Why?

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

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Ovaries feel "sore" bilaterally. Irregular periods, neg hcg, recent spotting, recent dose provera (medroxyprogesterone). intermittentSharp pains w voiding & intercourse. ??

Ovaries feel "sore" bilaterally. Irregular periods, neg hcg, recent spotting, recent dose provera (medroxyprogesterone). intermittentSharp pains w voiding & intercourse. ??

Breakthrough bleedin: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) increases estrogen levels to prevent conception, but also can cause symptoms of estrogen excess, such as breast tenderness, bloating, vaginal and uterine bleeding/spotting, but the pain with urination and intercourse sound like urinary tract infection.Get to the OB Gyne for more answers ...Read more

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Whats the pregnancy symptoms before period? (before period due, or late period) woman with irregular or 30+ days cycle

Whats the pregnancy symptoms before period? (before period due, or late period) woman with irregular or 30+ days cycle

Late period: Even with a 30+ day irregular cycle, and sexually active with no contraception, it you do a pregnancy test 5 days after the latest your period has ever been irregular then you will have an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Normal cycle is 28-29 days. Light pink-red spotting on CD35, brown spotting today, CD36. Neg HPT. Dull cramps, headaches & fatigue. Likely pregnancy?

Normal cycle is 28-29 days. Light pink-red  spotting on CD35, brown spotting today, CD36. Neg HPT. Dull cramps, headaches & fatigue. Likely pregnancy?

Not likely: If the test is negative, you are not likely pregnant. It sounds like you had a delay in ovulation. If it doesn't start in the next week, check another test. If it is still negative, see your GYN for evaluation. ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more