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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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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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My girlfriend has vaginal bleeding/spotting, abdominal pains, and back pains--what could cause this?

My girlfriend has vaginal bleeding/spotting, abdominal pains, and back pains--what could cause this?

Lots of things: Based on the description you gave it could be a number of things, for example: a bad period, pregnancy, miscarriage, infection. Especially if this is acute she should see her gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have had mild vaginal bleeding/spotting for the last for weeks. Its all brown stuff not red. I have an implant and have been having normal periods?

I have had mild vaginal bleeding/spotting for the last  for weeks. Its all brown stuff not red. I have an implant and have been having normal periods?

Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding or spotting can always indicate the possibility of pregnancy, even an ectopic pregnancy and despite your implant, you could be pregnant. So do a home pregnancy test. There are many factors such as fibroids or polyps which could cause spotting, but lack of ovulation or thin uterine lining could be related to the implant. Check with your md. ...Read more

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How long does it take to stop having vaginal bleeding or spotting after normal vaginal delivery.

How long does it take to stop having vaginal bleeding or spotting after normal vaginal delivery.

Please ask the doc: Who delivered you, who should have explalined all of this to you before you left the hospital, you can have lochia for up to 4-5 weeks after sometimes less, sometimes more but as you get further out form delivery it should become less. ...Read more

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How do you manage prevention of vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy at different stages?

Depends on cause: Bleeding or spotting in pregnancy isn't normal, and you should see your doctor to determine a cause. In early pregnancy, could be a threatened miscarriage. Later on, it could be an abnormal location of the placenta. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Im exclusively breastfeeding.My baby 4months old, im havin vaginal bleeding and spotting for 10days now could it be mense?Im using barier contraceptive

Im exclusively breastfeeding.My baby 4months old, im havin vaginal bleeding and spotting for 10days now could it be mense?Im using barier contraceptive

Yes: About half of women who breastfeed will begin to ovulate while still breastfeeding. You are wise to be using contraception - women who are ovulating while breastfeeding can still conceive. ...Read more

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Will vaginal spotting/bleeding stop placenta previa resolves? Does recurrent bleeding in 2nd tr indicate that placenta previa is unlikely to resolve?

Will vaginal spotting/bleeding stop placenta previa resolves? Does recurrent bleeding in 2nd tr indicate that placenta previa is unlikely to resolve?

2 questions here: Answer to number one, not always. Answer number 2, not always. You will need periodic ultrasound monitoring to follow this issue and, most importantly, if you have significant bleeding, pain, or preterm labor get to hospital right away. Don't plan any trips. You need to be very careful or this may threaten the lives of both you and your baby. Follow your OBs advice and make sure you follow up. ...Read more

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How can I tell if vaginal bleeding is pregnancy spotting or my period in first trimester?

How can I tell if vaginal bleeding is pregnancy spotting or my period in first trimester?

Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding is not normal in pregnancy though spotting can occur. You can not have periods if you are pregnant ...Read more

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What kind of coagulation's desease cause spotting( abnormal vaginal bleeding )? Thanks

What kind of coagulation's desease cause spotting( abnormal vaginal bleeding )? Thanks

Vaginal spotting: There are many causes of vaginal spotting and coagulation disease is not often a cause. See your gyn doctor for the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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I am experiencing spotting. The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  spotting. The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

Spotting/bleeding: Some women have a few days of light bleeding premenstrually or around the time of ovulation. Bleeding between periods can be normal, but at some point along the way, i would probably recommend a visit to the doctor and maybe even an ultrasound just to be sure there is nothing wrong that can be treated. Birth control pills are frequently used to help manage irregular bleeding in women. ...Read more

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I am experiencing spotting. The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  spotting. The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

Irregular period: Different bleeding patterns are not all that unusual but to be sure make sure you are not pregnant. Wait and see what happens but if the symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had vaginal bleeding after a BM the last few days, definately vaginal. And more than spotting. I've had bleeding after sex and random spotting.

See doc: When was the last time you had an evaluation? It is unusual to have bleeding after a bowel movement. Get evaluation done to ensure that there isnt anything to be concerned about. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday and have vaginal bleeding today... I was told there may be some spotting but the amount of blood I have is concerning.

I had a colonoscopy yesterday and have vaginal bleeding today... I was told there may be some spotting but the amount of blood I have is concerning.

Vaginal bleeding: Don't delay! Please contact your doctor as soon as possible. If you are asked to wait a few days please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I've had vaginal bleeding 10 days now. It was brown spotting at first now it's bright red. It stops and comes back. Not really heavy though. Help me?

Need more info: This could be a complication of a method of contraception, an infection, or abnormal cells on the cervix. To begin to guess the cause one would need to know more about your normal cycles, contraceptive use, sexual history, and use of other medications. See your doctor who can discuss these with you and do any necessary exam and testing or call back to HealthTap prime or concierge. Hope this helps ...Read more

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vaginal bleeding only when I wiped for 4 days then a light flow for 2 days and spotting 2 days after is this implantation bleeding?

vaginal bleeding only when I wiped for 4 days then a light flow for 2 days and spotting 2 days after is this implantation bleeding?

When in cycle?: It could be if it was in the second half of your cycle. Not every pregnancy has implantation bleeding and not all abnormal bleeding is implantation. Many things can cause abnormal bleeding. The first thing to do is a pregnancy test and if it is negative and your period is late, it was unlikely that it is implantation bleeding. ...Read more

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Normal PMS 3/5Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding for 5 days started 3/31dark brown 2 light pink last dayNormal PMS 4/28 pink spotting after sex 5/16 bloated?

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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How can we differentiate spotting, vaginal bleeding and a period?

How can we differentiate spotting, vaginal bleeding and a period?

Symantics: The definitions I use with my patients: spotting is when you only need one pad or tampon in 24 hours to contain the blood. Bleeding is when you need more than one pad or tampon in 24 hours. Period is when you're bleeding during your regular time during the month. (some people have very irregular bleeding and so they can't really call it their period.) hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

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