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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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What does it mean if your still bleeding after your period?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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


Dr. Timothy Raichle
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What does it mean when you don't stop bleeding after your period?

Dr. Timothy Raichle
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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What does it mean when I have bleeding 18 days after my last period?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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What does it mean when I have bleeding 18 days after my last period?

Needs testing : At age 48 menstrual cycle irregularities are common. Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Bleeding today's, just 16 days after last period which was only 18 days after the period before and lasted 4days what could this mean?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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Bleeding today's, just 16 days after last period which was only 18 days after the period before and lasted 4days what could this mean?

Irregular periods: It means your periods are irregular and you should consult your Gynecologist to find the cause and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Irving Harper
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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?

Dr. Irving Harper
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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?

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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Dr. Justin Diedrich
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What does a period 15 days after the last one wit brown blood and barely any bleeding at all mean?

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What does a period 15 days after the last one wit brown blood and barely any bleeding at all mean?

Leftovers : Probably old blood from your last menses. We're you more active recently? Have sex? That could have stirred up some older blood and discharge. If it continues, see your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Bleeding a small amount a week after period was afew days late on period what does that mean?

Dr. Jane van Dis
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Bleeding a small amount a week after period was afew days late on period what does that mean?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. If it persists or bothers you, make an appointment with your gynecologist to discuss options including birth control pills which can help to regulate a cycle. Other reasons could be thyroid issues, weight (thin/heavy) making lining of uterus unstable. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Myrtle Oates
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What does brownish bleeding days after I get off my period mean?

Dr. Myrtle Oates
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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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Dr. Norman Solberg
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I started lightly bleeding 2 weeks after my period, but it only lasted for a couple of hours then disappeared. What does that mean?

Dr. Norman Solberg
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I started lightly bleeding 2 weeks after my period, but it only lasted for a couple of hours then disappeared. What does that mean?

Possibly ovulation: If your periods are pretty regular, light bleeding at mid cycle may be due to ovulation. If irregular periods, the spotting can just happen sometimes. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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What does it mean if I started bleeding 4 days after I ended my period?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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