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I'm 5 weeks pregnant &had apendectomy 4 days ago. No vaginal bleeding aside from post surgery pain I only feel breast tenderness would pregnancystill be ok?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant &had apendectomy 4 days ago. No vaginal bleeding aside from post surgery pain I only feel breast tenderness would pregnancystill be ok?

Probably: Unfortunately, sometimes patients need an appendectomy during pregnancy. Most do well, but occasionally a miscarriage does happen. However, it is less common that it was years ago, because we have more knowledge of which medications are relatively pregnancy safe. Appendectomy during each trimester has different risks, but not having it done can lead to maternal death.

Dr. Dan Lister
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What's happening too me if my abdomen hurts and I have vaginal bleeding? I am 8 weeks.

What's happening too me if my abdomen hurts and I have vaginal bleeding? I am 8 weeks.

Possible miscarriage: Get checked bleeding and cramping most times are signs of a possible miscarriage.

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I am postmenopausal with vaginal bleeding and now I have blood in my urine too. Are they related.

I am postmenopausal with vaginal bleeding and now I have blood in my urine too. Are they related.

Gyn exam is a must: Vaginal bleeding is abnormal in post menopausal females and should be addressed ASAP. Gyn exam is a must! Blood in the urine may originate from the vagina, which in close proximity to female urethra. Alternatively hematuria (blood in the urine) could be real and indeed coming from the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra). You will need a gyn exam to further specify.

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I had unplanned sex last night and I woke up to vaginal bleeding and my vagina is tighter then normal?

I had unplanned sex last night and I woke up to vaginal bleeding and my vagina is tighter then normal?

Injury? Cervicitis?: Maybe an injury if "unplanned" implies sex was vigorous or poor lubrication, and trauma would fit with "tightness". However, bleeding after sex can be inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis), including STDs (e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas). And your topic tags show STDs are on your mind, so for sure see your doctor or perhaps a public health STD or Planned Parenthood clinic. Good luck!

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Could glugophage or any of my meds cause vaginal bleeding in my age? Cancer test and biopsy were negative

Could glugophage or any of my meds cause vaginal bleeding in my age? Cancer test and biopsy were negative

See your doc: Any time someone has bleeding after menopause, cancer must be ruled-out. Usually post-menopausal bleeding is from atrophy (or thinning of tissue -- vagina, for example) and this can be treated with vaginal estrogen. However, I implore you to discuss with your gynecologist. There may be other causes. You definitely need an endometrial biopsy.

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My last period was sept 17th, and now I am having a dark reddish brown vaginal bleeding, and it's a light flow. What should I do?

My last period was sept 17th, and now I am having a dark reddish brown vaginal bleeding, and it's a light flow. What should I do?

Wait: If you don't think you might have a chance to be pregnant, and you are not having pain. I would wait and see what happens with your next period.

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I have had vaginal bleeding for about three weeks now, it's pretty light but constant. It started as brown discharge and severe pain in my lower left?

I have had vaginal bleeding for about three weeks now, it's pretty light but constant. It started as brown discharge and severe pain in my lower left?

Get checked.: You should get checked, if not by your ob-gyn then by an emergency department doc able to perform ultrasound. You need to make sure the ovary isn't twisted around, or a fertilized egg isn't implanting in the wrong place.

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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?

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

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My mom who is 70 was taking xarelto for 2 days and started bleeding vaginally. She stopped drug a month now but still has some vaginal bleeding, why is this? Shouldn't the bleeding have stopped by now

My mom who is 70 was taking xarelto for 2 days and started bleeding vaginally. She stopped drug a month now but still has some vaginal bleeding, why is this? Shouldn't the bleeding have stopped by now

Go to doctor: Bleeding even with blood thinners is concerning. A physical, not only functional cause of bleeding needs to be assessed. For example if the bleeding is rectally, polyp or tumor has to be evaluated and above, ulcer has to be evaluated. The blood thinner is a risk, but at controlled dose should not be the main cause other than allowing a lesion to cause it. Your mom needs a gyn or maybe urology.

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What does it mean if my daughter has abnormal vaginal bleeding?

What does it mean if my daughter has abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Age of daughter: In infants& toddlers vaginal bleeding can mean trauma, retained foreign body or rarely a uterine problem (i've seen cancer in the age group). If hard to localize specificly to the vagina, a kidney stone could produce enough blood to think it comes from the vagina. In pubertal teens, they often have wide variations in their frequency, duration & amount of flow the first year & might later.

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I am having vaginal bleeding following my tonsillectomy 2 days ago. Is that ok?

I am having vaginal bleeding following my tonsillectomy 2 days ago. Is that ok?

Likely yes: It is very common to have either early or a somewhat changed menstrual cycle secondary to stress such as the stress from surgery. It is also possible that you may have received some medications that may have made it slightly more likely for you to bleed at least temporarily. Also unless the bleeding is severe it is unlikely that represents anything significant in the short experience you describe

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I had my gallbladder removed yesterday and now iam having vaginal bleeding is this normal?

I had my gallbladder removed yesterday and now iam having vaginal bleeding is this normal?

Unrelated: This is most likely unrelated, unless of course you had a transvaginal approach at one of the few centers in the us doing it this way. Stress of anesthesia and surgery could disrupt regular menstrual cycles. I you think something is wrong however, call your surgeon or primary care - they'll take the call. Best of luck.

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My gf experienced vaginal bleeding and pain in the abdoment 7 days after having an emergency contrceptive. What should we do?

My gf experienced vaginal bleeding and pain in the abdoment 7 days after having an emergency contrceptive. What should we do?

Pregnancy test: A pregnancy test should be done to make sure that she is not pregnant. It may just be her period. If still having pain go see a gynecologist.

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My wife had a 12 week ultrasound today and everything was normal. She had vaginal bleeding a few hours later. What could cause this?

My wife had a 12 week ultrasound today and everything was normal. She had vaginal bleeding a few hours later. What could cause this?

Soundwaves: Ultrasound simply uses sound waves to generate an image so it would not directly causes bleeding. If this was a transvaginal sonogram then lubricant is applied and any blood in the back of the vagina already might come out and be visualized. You could contact the Obgyn who did the sonogram to see if any abnormalities were seen in the sono that would explain irregular bleeding.

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What is the cause of my vaginal bleeding? Age: 20 recently tried to have intercourse for the first time. Very little time of penetration.

Vaginal tear: If he didn't succeed at first, like the axiom, "he tried and tried again" possibly resulting in a vulvar, hymenal or vaginal tear causing the bleeding. See a gyn md for evaluation if the bleeding continues.

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My period is 8 days late but im experiencing vaginal bleeding?

My period is 8 days late but im experiencing vaginal bleeding?

Pregnant?: Have you done a pregnancy test? If negative, your period was just a bit late and will likely self-correct itself next cycle. Good luck.

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How do I tell if I am experiencing vaginal bleeding or just my period?

How do I tell if I am experiencing vaginal bleeding or just my period?

By Calender: Periods come every month. Most people have 28 to 30 days cycle. And periods are associated with other changes like sore breasts, cramps in lower abdomen. Pelvic pressure, food cravings, mood swings, irritability, backache, water retention, headache and fatigue. Not all women get all symptoms but some symptoms they get every months. And it lasts 3to5 days Vaginal Bleeding can happen in between the periods.

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Does the vaginal bleeding is normal after the work out?? I finished my period one week ago

Does the vaginal bleeding is normal after the work out?? I finished my period one week ago

Exertion: Can occasionally cause some vaginal spotting; however bleeding related to heavy exertion should be checked by your GYN for further evaluation.

Dr. David Lipkin
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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

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