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What is the difference between a period and breakthrough bleeding in pregnancy?

What is the difference between a period and breakthrough bleeding in pregnancy?

Bleeding: When you menstruate the flow is from your lining of your uterus or endometrium. When you are pregnant, the most common area to bleed from is your cervix. It has to do with enlarging cervical veins. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hi.What is the difference between a period and bleeding during pregnancy?

Hi.What is the difference between a period and bleeding during pregnancy?

Different causes: Your period is just the shedding of the unused endometrial lining that occurs monthly. Bleeding during pregnancy could be several things from a threaten miscarriage (many reasons you bleed), placement of the placenta, or the worst outcome would be an ectopic pregnancy. The causes do change as you get further along in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a period and a miscarriage?

What's the difference between a period and a miscarriage?

Pregnancy: A period is the natural menstrual flow that happens after ovulation without a pregnancy. A miscarriage is loss of an early pregnancy. Miscarriage is usually later, around 6-8 weeks after a period is a common time, and flow is often heavier than a period. Seek professional advice if your are pregnant and concerned about miscarriage. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a period and afterbirth bleeding?

What is the difference between a period and afterbirth bleeding?

Etiology: A period is caused by sluffing of the endometrium from the decrease in Progesterone in women who have not conceived. Afterbirht bleeding is caused after a birth and is secondary to the inside lining of the uterus sluffing off and the uterus contracting after a pregnancy. It can occur for a few weeks whereas period bleeding usually lasts only 7 days. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a women's fertile time and ovulation?

What is the difference between a women's fertile time and ovulation?

Definitions: Ovulation is the part of the menstrual cycle when the egg is released to be ready for fertilization by a sperm. The most fertile time is the time with the highest likelihood of pregnancy resulting from sexual intercourse. It covers the time from around 5 days before until 1–2 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a period and implatation bleeding?

What is the difference between a period and implatation bleeding?

Amount : A period usually occurs at a normal time and lasts anywhere from 5 to 7 days. Implantation bleeding can vary in onset but usually last for a very short time and it is not very heavy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heavy period and a hemorrhage?

What is the difference between a heavy period and a hemorrhage?

Intensity: A heavy periods is when you need to change pads frequently . Hemmorage is when this become excessive and to a degree where if not stopped could be life threatening. To the person experiencing this they might use them interchangeable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ovulation and a period ?

What is the difference between ovulation and a period ?

Very different: Ovulation is the event that happens about midway between periods when the egg(s) is released. A menstrual period is vaginal bleeding that occurs when the hormones that prepare the uterus for pregnancy drop and cause the uterine lining to shed. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between the intensity of a woman's period blood flow and the moodiness she exhibits during it?

Is there a relationship between the intensity of a woman's period blood flow and the moodiness she exhibits during it?

PMS moods: All females have some level of mood fluctuation irritability associated with the menses.The mood symptoms severity usually lasts 4-5 days just before the cycle.Its because of estrogen Progesterone level changes impact serotonin (the mood chemical in brain) if it's too severe medications really help discuss with your pcp or a psychiatrist .Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the exact difference between spotting and an early period? If you get your period 2 weeks early is there any possibility of pregnancy?

What is the exact difference between spotting and an early period? If you get your period 2 weeks early is there any possibility of pregnancy?

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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What is the difference between pre menstrual cramps and pregnancy?

What is the difference between pre menstrual cramps and pregnancy?

Big difference : Hopefully when u get pregnant u will know the difference. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the appearance between implantation bleeding, and regular pre-period spotting?

Is there a difference in the appearance between implantation bleeding, and regular pre-period spotting?

Likely breakthrough: Implantation bleeding is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it would be very light and about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. So, i wouldn't worry - but spotting before a period does not make it more likely you are pregnant, sorry. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pregnancy spotting and early period?

What is the difference between pregnancy spotting and early period?

Different: Pregnancy spotting is normal discharge while you remain pregnant. An early period occurs when you're not pregnant. Please discuss this with your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is the difference between menstrual and pregnancy cramps?

Same thing,: Menstrual and pregnancy cramps are your body's way of getting things out of the uterus-blood or the baby. Cramps with your period are normal, but cramps during pregnancy should be evaluated by your OB or midwife. ...Read more

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I need to know the difference between an implantation bleeding and menstrual period. And if toothache is also a sign of pregnancy?

I need to know the difference between an implantation bleeding and menstrual period. And if toothache is also a sign of pregnancy?

Take a test: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test is you miss your cycle is much more helpful. A toothache is not a sign of pregnancy but may indicate that you need to see a dentist ...Read more

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What is the difference in "spotting" and a normal period?

What is the difference in "spotting" and a normal period?

Spotting: The difference is often subtle. A normal period means your uterus is synchronously shedding a lining, to start over again next month. Spotting is more random sections that come off, or raw lining bleeding, like a nosebleed. If your normal cycle is 5 days, with moderate bleeding, then its gone, and two weeks later some more intermittent bleeding occurs, that would likeybe spotting. ...Read more