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What does it mean if your still bleeding after your period?

What does it mean if your still bleeding after your period?

Not normal: The period should last for 3 to 5 days and may last for up to 10 days. If your periods last more than 10 days you should see your doctor for evaluation. The bleeding can be caused by infection, polyps, fibroids, adenomyosis, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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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


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What does it mean when you don't stop bleeding after your period?

What does it mean when you don't stop bleeding after your period?

Pregnancy or other: If you normally get regular cycles, but then have a cycle where you do not stop bleeding, the first thing to rule out is pregnancy. After this is ruled out, the possibilities might include physiologic changes (pcos, thyroid disease) or anatomic changes (polyps, fibroids). Check with your doctor! ...Read more

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What does it mean if a female starts bleeding a week after her period. Please am worried and concerned this hasn't happened before?

What does it mean if a female starts bleeding a week after her period. Please am worried and concerned this hasn't happened before?

Not uncommon: By the time you are 32 it will have happened more than once. Multiple normal things can cause this, like not having fully sloughed off your endometrial lining during your usual period, stress and hormonal changes, change in bcp to name a few. If it stops in a few days, no worries. If it persists more than 10 days, discuss with your gyn doc. ...Read more

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What does brownish bleeding days after I get off my period mean?

What does brownish bleeding days after I get off my period mean?

Slow Flow: Hi Rose, Anytime you see a brown discharge from the vagina, think 'slow flow'. Often young ladies will have hormonal irregularities and the uterus responds by bleeding. The blood is very small in amount and very slow. It is so slow that it is exposed to air and turns brown. This is very very common. Be patient and after awhile these episodes will be less frequent and finally disappear. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I started bleeding 4 days after I ended my period?

What does it mean if I started bleeding 4 days after I ended my period?

Unsure: If this is the first time that has happened, it may not mean anything bad. If the bleeding persists, or if this happens repeatedly in other cycles then you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sept.13 i had period&, 28 to 29 sept.We had intercourse after that 3 of october 2012 i had some brown bleeding what does it mean?

Sept.13 i had period&, 28 to 29 sept.We had intercourse after that 3 of october 2012 i had some brown bleeding what does it mean?

Pregnant?: Preganacy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. These become positive at about the time youd start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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I started bleeding 2-3 days after my period. What does this mean?

I started bleeding 2-3 days after my period. What does this mean?

Irergular periods: 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Bleeding right after a period usually just means there was blood in the back of the vagina that needed to come out ...Read more

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What does it mean to have bleeding 5 days after unprotected sex, and 6 days before exspected period?

What does it mean to have bleeding 5 days after unprotected sex, and 6 days before exspected period?

A few things: It could be bleeding associated with ovulation, bleeding from an infection, pregnancy, or just an irregular period cycle. If you're not pregnant and this happens again, see a doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your lightly bleeding after having your period 7 days ago but had sex the day after you finished your period?

What does it mean when your lightly bleeding after having your period 7 days ago but had sex the day after you finished your period?

Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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