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Whats abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Whats abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Heavy, unpredictable: Generally speaking, anything that's out of the "ordinary.". Heavier menses that is consistent (e.g. More than about 3 months straight), bleeding in between cycles in the absence of hormonal manipulation and bleeding after sex are some examples. ...Read more

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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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What causes menstrual irregularities?

What causes menstrual irregularities?

Irregular: Irregularity are most commonly caused by hormonal problems. ...Read more

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How are multivitamins helpful for menstrual irregularities?

How are multivitamins helpful for menstrual irregularities?

Not really: Recent reports suggest that multivitamins are of no real benefit for anything in a normal health individual. If you are having men's tual irregularities, you should talk to your GYN about treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons for menstrual irregularities. i am 24 and should i meet a doctor or is it normal to have such at this age?

What are the possible reasons for menstrual irregularities. i am 24 and should i meet a doctor or is it normal to have such at this age?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons why your period can be irregular. Pregnancy, PCOS, thyroid problems, and many other things can cause this. I suggest starting with a doctors visit. ...Read more

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Can losing lower abdominal fat lead to menstrual irregularities?

Indirectly. Depends.: The loss of lower abdominal fat alone does not have a direct causal relation to loss of menstrual cycles. However, depending on how you went about losing the fat, you could have contributed to the loss or disruption of your menstrual cycles. Extreme exercising, fasting, anorexia, can lead to irregular menstrual cycles. Without more info too many possibilities. U should see your gyn to discuss. ...Read more

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Over-treated with cyproterone acetate, 5 ys after quitting still don't ovulate & have menstrual irregularities. A drug for reversing the side effects?

Over-treated with cyproterone acetate, 5 ys after quitting still don't ovulate & have menstrual irregularities. A drug for reversing the side effects?

Evaluate!: No, get evaluated first. If your primary doc is knowledgeable in this area you can start there; but you likely will need a gynecologist or an rei. It shouldn't be that difficult to sort out, but until you undertsand what's going on, please don't try treatment with any drug. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) . I just recently started excercising.

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) . I just recently started excercising.

Common problem: 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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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) for over 2 weeks. Started excercising just prior to bleeding. ?

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) for over 2 weeks. Started excercising just prior to bleeding. ?

Endometrial breakage: Sometimes the endometrium( lining of the uterus) breaks off and spots with running or jumping. A GYN MD exam should be done first to be assured it is not due to a vaginal growth or cervical/endometrial polyp. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) . The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) . The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

See your GYN.: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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I am experiencing no menstrual periods and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) only when urinating blood clots come out. ?

I am experiencing no menstrual periods and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) only when urinating blood clots come out. 
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Possible UTI: Are you having any other urinary symptoms? Frequency, urgency? It is possible your symptoms may be related to urinary tract infection, in which case, you would need antibiotics to clear it. Would recommend you contact your doctors office for further recommendations. ...Read more

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

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

Normal per age: Depending upon your age, this can be normal. On the other hand, changing bcps, or changing dosing of hormones such as estrogens, can cause these symptoms. A few days of the symptoms with resolution, no worries; longer, see your ObGyn. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing blood in her urine, excessive menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) , mi...

My Mother is experiencing  blood in her urine, excessive menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) , mi...

Seek medical help: Good evening, It is apparent that your mother has dysfunctional uttering bleeding. As, such, she needs to see a GYN as soon as possible for assessment. If she is experiencing any dizziness, chest pain or palpitations, she should go to the closest urgent care center or emergency room. ...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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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and stomach cramps. I'm not sexually active ?

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots)  and stomach cramps. I'm not sexually active ?

Irregular period: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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I have pain in what i guess is my uterus, it is reoccurring and has no correspondence with my menstrual. It feels muscular and goes up to my belly?

I have pain in what i guess is my uterus, it is reoccurring and has no correspondence with my menstrual. It feels muscular and goes up to my belly?

Need for examination: There are many causes of abdominal pain and it would require taking history, physical examination and may be imaging and lab tests for a thorough evaluation. See this site for information in abdominal pain and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments. ...Read more

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Easy bruising, heavy menstruals, frequent headaches, reoccurring colds, fatigue, occasional UL Abd Pain, feeling full fast, 20 single petechea? Help!

Easy bruising, heavy menstruals, frequent headaches, reoccurring colds, fatigue, occasional UL Abd Pain, feeling full fast, 20 single petechea? Help!

Time to get checked.: it sounds like this has been going on a while. You need to get a good physical and appropriate labwork and other testing to get to the bottom of this. Might me some simple fix. If you have had fever for more than 3 days or it is over 101 or 102 and not relieved by Tylenol, (acetaminophen) you need to get seen today. Avoid Ibuprofen with easy bruising. No alcohol, drugs, supplements or otc meds not okayed by doc. ...Read more

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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a girl or woman has bleeding out of her vagina, but the bleeding is too little, too much, for too many days, for too few days, at the wrong age, at the wrong time ...Read more