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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 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

Dr. Liesa Harte
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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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more