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What Are The Differences Between Irregular Bleeding And Menstrual Bleeding
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had a d&c 9 days ago to deal with irregular bleeding. Have had done bleeding since, which has now become brown. Is this normal?
YES: The brown color indicates old blood,so you can assume that you are now in a healing phase. ...Read more
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