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What is the definition or description of: prolonged bleeding?

What is the definition or description of: prolonged bleeding?

5 minutes: Well, it really depends on what the source of bleeding. If you cut yourself and your skin bleeds, it may take a few minutes. If you are bleeding from your rectum, this is a completely different story. A hemorrhoid can bleed for a few minutes and then resolve, but the severity depends on the color of the blood, the age of the person and the history. Vaginal bleeding can be prolonged if its dail. ...Read more

Prolonged Bleeding (Definition)

Well, it really depends on what the source of bleeding. If you cut yourself and your skin bleeds, it may take a few minutes. If you are bleeding from your rectum, this is a completely different story. A hemorrhoid can bleed for a few minutes and then resolve, but the severity depends on the color of the blood, the age of the person and the history. Vaginal bleeding can be ...Read more


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How long can fibroids cause prolonged bleeding please help??

How long can fibroids cause prolonged bleeding please help??

Fibroids: They could potentially bleed all the time until they are removed. So if you are having prolonged bleeding you need to be seen, especially if you are starting to be fatigued, dizzy, short of breath, symptoms of anemia. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience prolonged bleeding after cvs?

Is it normal to experience prolonged bleeding after cvs?

No: A cvs does carry a risk of miscarriage so if your bleeding is very heavy or lasting for more than a few days you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause prolonged bleeding after Foley catheter?

What can cause prolonged bleeding after Foley catheter?

Urethral injury: Small tears can develop in the urethra after a Foley catheter is placed -- the bleeding can be worse if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Copper coil fitted 12 weeks ago and am on my third cycle of prolonged bleeding. How long will it take to settle down?

Copper coil fitted 12 weeks ago and am on my third cycle of prolonged bleeding. How long will it take to settle down?

6 months: The copper IUD can make your periods a bit longer. If it is going to get better, it will do so by 6 months of use. Some women continue to have this problem while the IUD is in place. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Prolonged bleeding, gush of brown water from vagina? When could it be please help!!!!!!

Prolonged bleeding, gush of brown water from vagina? When could it be please help!!!!!!

Prolonged bleeding: The reason is unclear, but you need a gynecological exam, a pelvic sonogram a probable blood test. Please schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Bleeding continues for 3 days after 5 days of normal period, what can cause this prolonged bleeding?

Bleeding continues for 3 days after 5 days of normal period, what can cause this prolonged bleeding?

Lots of things: There are lot of causes of irregular cycles, if it's only one time I wouldn't do a lot, but if it's persistent or extremely heavy, I would recommend a doctor's appt. ...Read more

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What can cause prolonged bleeding immediately after childbirth?

What can cause prolonged bleeding immediately after childbirth?

POC/Infection: Retained products of conception (placental fragments, membranes) and infection can cause post partum bleeding and would require treatment. Some patients can develop a bleeding problem due to an underlying bleeding disorder. Follow up with the delivering physician. It helps to know how much bleeding and how long since the delivery and whether it was vaginal or c-section. ...Read more

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After D & C surgery prolonged bleeding (More than 1 month) is occur. What should I do?

After D & C surgery prolonged bleeding (More than 1 month) is occur. What should I do?

Follow up: See the doctor that performed the procedure. Depends on reason for procedure, possible products of conception retained.... ...Read more

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While on depo, can taking birth control pills stop prolonged bleeding?

While on depo, can taking birth control pills stop prolonged bleeding?

Yes: Bleeding on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is usually from your uterine lining being thin. The estrogen in the birth control pills can help stabilize the the lining and regulate the bleeding. ...Read more

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What can I do about prolonged bleeding after being on the contraceptive implant for a month?

What can I do about prolonged bleeding after being on the contraceptive implant for a month?

Patience: I presume you are referring to the implanon. This device is a progestin only contraceptive which carries about a 70% to 80% risk of daily spotting and bleeding that may last for up to 6 or 8 months. There is no effective long term treatment for the bleeding, be patient and it will probably quit eventually. ...Read more

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Prolonged bleeding? Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) to start period for irregular/absent period. Took microgestin for 3 weeks still bleeding since started period.

Medicines to help: You could have be given another medicine to stop bleeding. You should have your hemoglobin and thyroid function. You should be tested for infection. ...Read more

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I am on lupron in order to shrink my submicous fibroid and also control prolonged bleeding, wht are chances that I can get pregnant while on lupron.

I am on lupron in order to shrink my submicous fibroid and also control prolonged bleeding, wht are chances that I can get pregnant while on lupron.

Possible...: The chance of getting pregnant while on Lupron Depot is low; however, if you do get pregnant, Lupron can cause birth defects in your baby. Its best to do something to prevent pregnancy while on Lupron. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Would prolonged bleeding from fibroid cause a yeast infection or foul vaginal odor?

Would prolonged bleeding from fibroid cause a yeast infection or foul vaginal odor?

Doubtful: Foul vaginal discharge often suggests bacterial vaginosis (an infection), and yeast infections are secondary to a wide spectrum of issues including vaginal acidity, prior use of antibiotics, etc. Suggest you see your ob/gyn about this. ...Read more

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Tips on the best brand of birth control / treatment plans / medications for pcos and heavy prolonged bleeding?

Tips on the best brand of birth control / treatment plans / medications for pcos and heavy prolonged bleeding?

Mirena/LoLoEstrin: There are many questions here. Get an us to make sure there is no other uterine pathology causing the bleeding. If the bleeding is hormonal, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud works well. This is fda approved for the management of the bleeding and does not contain estrogen which may aggrevate the peripheral Insulin resistance. Newer low dose oral contraceptive regimens that have a shorter pill free interval work well. ...Read more

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If you take active birth control pills when your period is in the middle of its cycle, will it cause prolonged bleeding? That happened to me.

If you take active birth control pills when your period is in the middle of its cycle, will it cause prolonged bleeding? That happened to me.

Possibly: Was this the first time to start the pills? If so it may cause your cycle to be different. For prolonged bleeding I always think it is best to see your doctor- especially if it happens often ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with PCOS and currently on Spiractin prescribed by my endocronologist. The side effects on my menstrual cycle have been prolonged bleeding and cramping which lasts for 2 to 3 weeks which repeat every 2 weeks. Kindly advise?

I have been diagnosed with PCOS and currently on Spiractin prescribed by my endocronologist. The side effects on my menstrual cycle have been prolonged bleeding and cramping which lasts for 2 to 3 weeks which repeat every 2 weeks. Kindly advise?

Not our place.: There's a LOT of treatments for PCOS. Ok, massive weight loss and exercise is the best. BUT for treatments that are a bit more practical, there's quite a few and they need to be advised by your doctor.
AND, if you did NOT have menstural issues with the PCOS that would be unusual. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, PCOS pt's have worse than what you are describing. ...Read more

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Why cant my period cease on its own. Having prolonged bleeding. Pimples in armpit cut in toe creases help how do I stop this with tranexamic I clot up?

Why cant my period cease on its own. Having prolonged bleeding. Pimples in armpit cut in toe creases help how do I stop this with tranexamic I clot up?

Many questions: You are asking many questions, most of which may be helped by having your doctor do some coagulation studies-starting with a PT and PTT Your "painkillers" may be affecting platelet function. Please have your doctor see you and get a careful history and family history of bleeding disorders. If you are loosing menstrual blood, you need to be on iron. See MD please. ...Read more

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Can miscarriage bleeding last only a few minutes?

Can miscarriage bleeding last only a few minutes?

Yes: If it is early and cvx is dilated. If any pain or constant bleeding then u may need D&C ...Read more

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Miscarriage d&c continuous bleeding after. Is this normal?

Miscarriage d&c continuous bleeding after. Is this normal?

Depends on amount: After a d&c, you can have mild bleeding for upto 6weeks; usually it is mild like spotting. If it is heavier - check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I been bleeding for a week already am I have a miscarriage?

I been bleeding for a week already am I have a miscarriage?

Are you pregnant?: If you are not sure run a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant it is possible to be having a miscarriage a a GYN MD you see can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Can miscarriage be only bleeding and when does it mostly occur?

Can miscarriage be only bleeding and when does it mostly occur?

See your MD: If you think you are miscarrying, you need to see your MD to see what's going on. They may want to do some hormone levels or check an ultrasound, depending on how far along you are. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

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