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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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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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