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What are the differences between irregular bleeding and menstrual bleeding?

What are the differences between irregular bleeding and menstrual bleeding?

Menses: Menstruation occurs about two weeks after ovulation, meaning to be classified menstruation you ovulated. Vaginal bleeding, regular or irregular, occurs without ovulation. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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What are the differences between vaginal bleeding and your period?

What are the differences between vaginal bleeding and your period?

Vaginal Bleeding: A period is a synchronized, timed shedding of the lining of the uterus, typically monthly over a period of 3-7 days. It occurs only if you ovulated. A period results in vaginal bleeding, but other things can cause the bleeding as well, such and problems with the uterine lining, hormonal issues, endometrial or cervical cancer, even tears anywhere in the lower genital tract. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a light period and implantation bleeding?

What are the differences between a light period and implantation bleeding?

Timing & blood amt.: Implantation is when the conceptus (from union of egg & sperm) attach to the wall of the uterus. Bleeding most often does not occur with implantation. If there is bleeding the amount is small. It may be small rust or brown colored drops or light pink swirled in white d/C. It usually occurs about ten days after ovulation. There is more blood w period. Take a HPT if you miss your period. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

What are the differences between a menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Significant: A menstrual period is the sloughing away of the thickened uterine lining that occurs due to hormonal changes resulting when no conception occurs. Early pregnancy bleeding can be due to some irritation to the lining of the uterus as the early embryo implants into the uterus, can be due to friable cervical cells, or other factors related to the embryo implanting into the uterus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between menstrual bleeding, and spotting?

Quantity ; timing: Menstrual bleeding describes the time around when your period/menses is expected. Spotting can be light during menses or at any time throughout the cycle. ...Read more

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What are bleeding manifestations of the menstrual cycle?

What are bleeding manifestations of the menstrual cycle?

Haven't got a clue: What you are trying to ask about. Your period is a bleeding manifestation of your menstrual cycle. Suggest clarifying this using less fancy language. Can re-ask question. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heavy bleeding and implantation bleeding?

What is the difference between heavy bleeding and implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the difference between abnormal vaginal bleeding and dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

What is the difference between abnormal vaginal bleeding and dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Hormonal : Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is defined as abnormal bleeding due to hormone imbalances. Abnormal uterine bleeding is a broader, more general term including hormone imbalances as well as organic causes like fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis, arteriovenous malformations, and mullerian anomalies. ...Read more

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What are the causes of vaginal bleeding after the usual menstrual cycle?

What are the causes of vaginal bleeding after the usual menstrual cycle?

Vaginal bleeding: It can be a variety of things including fibriods, endometriosis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or even pelvic inflammatory disease. Usually your doc will take a complete history, do a pelvic exam, and will consider an ultrasound. Treatment, like most things, depends on the cause of the painful, heavy periods. A pregnancy test is the first step. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are all of the possible two month pregnancy symptoms? What is the difference between menstrual blood & unexplained bleeding?

What are all of the possible two month pregnancy symptoms? What is the difference between menstrual blood & unexplained bleeding?

Fatigue: 2 months pregnancy is fstigue, nausea and may have vomiting, breast tender, weight loss if no increase in calories. Unexplained bleeding is any vaginal bleeding outside of your menses. ...Read more

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What are the differences between menstruation and ovulation symptoms?

What are the differences between menstruation and ovulation symptoms?

Symptoms?: Or mechanism? The huge difference in symptoms is vaginal bleeding with menstruation, not with ovulation. Other symptoms like cramping, bloating, nausea etc.... may be the same in some women. ...Read more

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What's the difference between implantation bleeding and period?

What's the difference between implantation bleeding and period?

See below: In implantation bleeding, the baby is imbedding into the womb. In a period, the shed endometrial lining is disposed of. ...Read more

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What is the biological difference between vaginal bleeding and your period?

What is the biological difference between vaginal bleeding and your period?

PeriodsR predictable: Normal menstrual periods are cyclical or predictable. The bleeding comes from shedding the lining of the uterus in response to the cyclical change in your hormone levels. Vaginal bleeding (vb) is unpredictable and may be related to various things including trauma, infection, tumors, medications, atrophy, etc. Abnormal vaginal bleeding should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What's the difference between implantation and menstral bleeding?

What's the difference between implantation and menstral bleeding?

Period vs spotting: Menstruail bleeding is shedding of endometrial lining of uterous which occurs every month where as implantaion bleeding is a spotting which occurs in some females when they become pregnant and they may feel as if they are going to have a period butis just a spotting. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between menstrual bleeding and vaginal bleeding?

How to tell the difference between menstrual bleeding and vaginal bleeding?

Periods/vag bleeding: Vaginal bleeding during menstruation usually come regularly every month every 28 to 30 days apart. If there is vaginal bleeding inbetween the periods it may be called abnormal vaginal bleeding and may be due to some abnormal condition. ...Read more

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What is the difference between period blood and implantation bleeding what color,amount etc.

What is the difference between period blood and implantation bleeding what color,amount etc.

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the differences between irregular bleeding and menstrual bleeding?

Menses: Menstruation occurs about two weeks after ovulation, meaning to be classified menstruation you ovulated. Vaginal bleeding, regular or irregular, occurs without ovulation. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing irregular menstrual periods. More bleeding than usuall , does asparin has any effect on it ?

My Mother is experiencing  irregular menstrual periods. More bleeding than usuall , does asparin has any effect on it ?

Explanation : This is so nice to take care of your mother! Irregularities and changes of heaviness of period actually happens pretty often throughout lifetime. Aspirin/Asparin in low dose not really influence on this. Only high dose per day is important. If bleeding is really heavy mom need to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. It may cause anemia. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods and excessive menstrual bleeding and my period last a month or more than.

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods and excessive menstrual bleeding and my period last a month or more than.

Schedule follow up: 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. Ask for thyroid and pcos testing. 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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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods. The following also describe me: Hot flashes and Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods. The following also describe me: Hot flashes and Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

Depends on age: Irregular cycles prior to menopause are related to irregular ovulations. Average age of menopause is 51.5 years.
If post menopause, hot flashes normal, bleeding should be evaluated by your doctor ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) . The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) . The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

See your GYN.: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods and painful menstrual bleeding. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain and Excessive menstrual ...all while on the birth control depo shot?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods and painful menstrual bleeding. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain and Excessive menstrual ...all while on the birth control depo shot?

Contraceptive change: You should consider a change in your contraceptive method as Depo provera shot methods are notorious for irregular menstrual bleeding. Talk to your MD about this change after he/she does a thorough examination to rule out other causes for the painful menstruation issues. ...Read more

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How to get normal menstrual cycles.... My wife is 24, she has irregular menstrual periods since her teenage. Most of the times her period goes for 45 days with 8-10 days bleeding. Before marriage she never had any stomach pain. But after marriage she star

How to get normal menstrual cycles.... My wife is 24, she has irregular menstrual periods since her teenage. Most of the times her period goes for 45 days with 8-10 days bleeding. Before marriage she never had any stomach pain. But after marriage she star

Your : Your wife has an ovulation problem. If you want children now then she should see her ob/gyn or an infertility specialist. They will give her medicine to help her ovulate. This will also help regulate her period and reduce the risk of cysts. When she does not want to get pregnant she should go on a birth control pill to pre vent cysts ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) . The following also describe me: Hot flashes, Abnormal vaginal bleeding, Excessive sweating, and Missed or late menstrual period. What should I do?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) . The following also describe me: Hot flashes, Abnormal vaginal bleeding, Excessive sweating, and Missed or late menstrual period. What should I do?

Irregular menses: At age 20, it is rare to have symptoms such as described. Overweight patients or those with extreme exercise habits (marathon training, etc.) can have irregular ovulation, which can cause spotting and estrogen withdrawal symptoms like described. See your OB/GYN provider for an exam and advice in your particular case. ...Read more

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What is the difference bet breakthrough bleeding and irregular bleeding. On pill.

What is the difference bet breakthrough bleeding and irregular bleeding. On pill.

Mostly just words: Irregular bleeding (on-or-off) pill is just what you think: any unplanned bleeding of any reason. Breakthrough bleeding is technically bleeding due to "slightly-low" hormone levels, usually estrogen but sometimes progesterone. Most spot tin ton pills is break thru, but if you had, say a polyp, it could cause irregular bleeding that's not breakthrough. ...Read more

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Can u have irregular bleeding after a d&c?

Can u have irregular bleeding after a d&c?

D&C Healing: Yes, bleeding can be irregular after the D&C surgery. Most of the time it is simply healing. Sometimes the bleeding could be a complication of the surgery. You need to consult with your surgeon who can put into perspective the reason for the D&C an the amount of bleeding etc. ...Read more

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Is the pill causing my irregular bleeding?

Is the pill causing my irregular bleeding?

Side effect of pill: Irregular bleeding, especially during the first three months after starting the pill, is very common. If irregular bleeding continues after three months, you may need to change to a different pill. Further gyn evaluation needs to occur if irregular bleeding still continues after changing the pill. ...Read more

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Why is there irregular bleeding in perimenopause?

Why is there irregular bleeding in perimenopause?

Hormonal changes: Around menopause, some of the hormones in a woman's body which normally vary in a very predictable way start to change. The fluctuations are not as normal, and sometimes may not even occur. Ovaries produce less estrogen and the brain senses certain changes and tries to compensate. This in turn can affect bleeding patterns. Bleeding can be closer together, farther apart, heavier or even lighter. ...Read more

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I am contemplating a hysterectomy. I have irregular bleeding about 2 weeks every month?

I am contemplating a hysterectomy. I have irregular bleeding about 2 weeks every month?

Explore alternatives: The first thing you need to do is to see your gynecologist for an assessment of why you are bleeding. You may have a small polyp in your uterine lining and removing that may be all you need. It may be changes in your hormones and a 2 minute endometrial ablation will fix the prohlem.You may have fibroids. The right choice for you also depends on whether or not you want to have more children. ...Read more

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Is my irregular bleeding just because I have lately been forgetful about taking my pill?

Is my irregular bleeding just because I have lately been forgetful about taking my pill?

Probably: If you are forgetting to take your birth control pill daily two things may happen. First - you may cause irregular bleeding. Second- you may get pregnant. It is important to be honest with yourself about medication use. Consider an iud or Implanon as birth control because you will not have to be remember something daily. ...Read more

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I started my cycle on Friday and have been experiencing some irregular bleeding since then what could be the cause of this?

I started my cycle on Friday and have been experiencing some irregular bleeding since then what could be the cause of this?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Irregular Bleeding (Definition)

Irregular bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual bleeding is not in a similar pattern each month. She may have spotting between menstrual periods, or have light periods alternating ...Read more


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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more