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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have heavy vaginal bleeding after sex?

What to do if I have heavy vaginal bleeding after sex?

Not normal: Its not normal to have heavy vaginal bleeding after sex. If it happens more than once, you should see an Ob/Gyn and find out why its happening. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Very heavy vaginal bleeding and cut after sex - what to do? Afraid to tell anyone

Very heavy vaginal bleeding and cut after sex - what to do? Afraid to tell anyone

Trauma and needs exa: If you have heavy vaginal bleeding following sexual intercourse with a cut, that means you caused traumatic laceration and need to be examined and evaluated and may need immidiate treatment, so go to er or call your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal bleeding after sex, slowed down a bit now shall she go to hospital even if it's stopped? Never seen it before.

Heavy vaginal bleeding after sex, slowed down a bit now shall she go to hospital even if it's stopped? Never seen it before.

It depends....: It's 9 pm in UK. If no other symptoms (dizzy, lightheaded, pain, fever) probably it's safe to wait til morning unless bleeding starts up again. For sure she should call her gyn or GP in the morning. Might she be pregnant? Are you or she at risk for STD (new relationship, other partners, etc)? If so, you should also be checked; bleeding triggered by sex can be due to cervicitis or STDs. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had heavy vaginal bleeding during sex last night. What should I do?

I had heavy vaginal bleeding during sex last night. What should I do?

Vaginal Bleeding: If the uterine lining was ready to come off, sex can stimulate it to come off early. It can also occur if something was torn, as long as it behaves like a normal period for you, I wouldn't worry. If its excessive, or unusually painful, go see your obgyn. ...Read more

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Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Yes it can: You should see your doctor and have an ultrasound exam of the uterus to determine why you are bleeding so. ...Read more

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What can cause very heavy vaginal bleeding and large clots?

What can cause very heavy vaginal bleeding and large clots?

Navy bleeding: Several causes for havy vaginal bleeding.
Most common is a benign tumor called fibroid. Next is overgrowth of inlining of uterus called endometrium, endometrial polyps and infection. ...Read more

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About 4 months now I had 9 injections for heavy vaginal bleeding. It stopped. Now I have pain from all those injection on my hips n butt. Is this normal?

Normal if the pain: Should get better everyday
If red, hot and more tender, may be infection (which is rare) should see your provider asap
No harm to try hot towel on it 15 min 4 time a day alone with some motrin ...Read more

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What to do if I have heavy vaginal bleeding while urinating?

What to do if I have heavy vaginal bleeding while urinating?

Here are some. ..: It's uncommon to have simultaneous vaginal bleeding with voiding. Either, you need an evaluation for possible vaginal or urinary bleeding if you indeed saw gross blood from genitourinary area. So, go to be checked such confusion out timely. Before seeing Doc, collect & bring the info on the onset, duration, degree, & progress, evolution of the symptoms to Doc for analysis, physicals, and tests... ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal bleeding while urinating? Should I be worried?

Heavy vaginal bleeding while urinating? Should I be worried?

Here are some. ..: Any one with heavy vaginal bleeding at or not at urination should be checked out so to make sure of no serious disorders in the cervix or uterus. Note: wishful thinking and "if it's not broke, don't fix." due to not being hurt have been the common causes for delayed diagnosis. This is particularly important for one at 48. So, don't wait and go for a check-out. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I'm on cetalopram can I take norethisterone? (I have heavy vaginal bleeding 3 weeks now, I don't know why, GP don't know and don't send me to a specia

I'm on cetalopram can I take norethisterone? (I have heavy vaginal bleeding 3 weeks now, I don't know why, GP don't know and don't send me to a specia

Yes: Citalopram is an SSRI which is an anti-depressant. Norethindrone is a progesterone which can help with heavy vaginal bleeding and is safe if you are over the age of 35 (estrogens are not). ...Read more

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Intercourse last night then woke up in middle of the night with heavy vaginal bleeding. Happened years ago few times. In middle of BC pills pack now?

Intercourse last night then woke up in middle of the night with heavy vaginal bleeding. Happened years ago few times. In middle of BC pills pack now?

See GYN: Let the GYN know that on a rare occasion you get heavy bleeding after intercourse. Depending on the angle of penile insertion, the force, the body positions, etc.. intercourse can cause bleeding. You should get a clinical evaluation by a GYN doctor to diagnose why and where the bleeding may be coming from. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is heavy vaginal bleeding normal if I am on lupron (leuprolide)?

Is heavy vaginal bleeding normal if I am on lupron (leuprolide)?

Probably: Especially if you just started on it, your body/uterus is being flooded with hormonal stimulation. Of course, this is the initial affect of lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more

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Is heavy vaginal bleeding the morning after having intercourse cause for concern? What could cause this? If I'm experiencing this, should I go to the

Is heavy vaginal bleeding the morning after having intercourse cause for concern? What could cause this? If I'm experiencing this, should I go to the

Spotting: 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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Very heavy vaginal bleeding. What could it mean?

Very heavy vaginal bleeding. What could it mean?

See a gynecologist: Common causes of heavy bleeding are fibroids and adenomyosis. Some estrogen dominant hormonal patterns, like polycystic ovaries or perimenopause, cause heavy bleeding. Of course, cancer must be considered. See your doctor. You may be anemic. Fortunately, many treatments for heavy bleeding are available. ...Read more

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How much bleeding is very heavy vaginal bleeding?

More than a pad/hr: Heavy vaginal bleeding is usually defined as saturating more than a full (not mini) menstrual pad or tampon per hour for at least 2 or more hours. It can also be defined by the number of pads per day, but this can vary from doctor to doctor. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What would cause pain medication to cause sudden heavy vaginal bleeding?

What would cause pain medication to cause sudden heavy vaginal bleeding?

Which pain med: The only thing that could potentially cause more bleeding is anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen or naproxen, but in reality we actually use them to DECREASE menstrual bleeding because their effect on decreasing menstruation is more pronounced than causing bleeding. ...Read more

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What could cause heavy vaginal bleeding during foreplay?

What could cause heavy vaginal bleeding during foreplay?

Gyn care is needed: Unless the woman is on her menstrual period during this foreplay, it sounds like whatever is being done could be painful and dangerous. Non-injurious foreplay should not involve bleeding or pain. If there has been a vaginal or other injury, it could bleed. The woman probably needs a gynecological exam, as well as some kindness and compassion. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal bleeding and clots and passed tissue. Do I need d&c to stop the bleeding?

Maybe: Check with the gyn md as to the cause of your bleeding first. A d & c is only a temporary expedient to arrest heavy bleeding and "not a cure". ...Read more

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Help! Could stress lead to heavy vaginal bleeding?

Vaginal bleeding: Having too much stress have been associated with not having periods at all instead of excessive vaginal bleeding. Heave vaginal bleeding can be caused due to fibroid uterus, adenomyosis, polyps, endometrial cancer, cervical disease etc. ...Read more

Dr. David Lipkin
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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


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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Heavy vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a woman's vaginal bleeding is more than the amount of bleeding she has during the heavier-flow days ...Read more