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What does it mean if I have light brown remains after 2ish weeks of having period? I have irregular periods.

What does it mean if I have light brown remains after 2ish weeks of having period? I have irregular periods.

Common problem : 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. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. 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

Dr. Liesa Harte
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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


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How to know if i am having irregular periods? Even if I have irregular periods does that mean I am not ovulating?

How to know if i am having irregular periods? Even if I have irregular periods does that mean I am not ovulating?

Keep a calendar: The frequency of periods varies among women but should be fairly regular and predictable. Their can be some difference in time between your periods and this still be normal. When their are big differences in your cycle you are less likely to be ovulating regularly. This does not mean that you don't ovulate at all and you could still get pregnant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods, is there any means to predict my ovulation days?(easy methods that I can do at home) ?

Cervical Mucus: Try monitoring cervical mucus changes. There are numerous internet sites that describe the changes associated with ovulation. ...Read more

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Dark brown stringy discharge for 6 days, no foul odor. Could this be my period or could this mean something else? (I have irregular periods.)

Dark brown stringy discharge for 6 days, no foul odor. Could this be my period or could this mean something else? (I have irregular periods.)

Maybe: It may be your period so to speak, but if you are having irregular cycles, you may not be ovulating. You need to discuss this woth your GYN. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods, wondering if you still get your period while on the pillwith the white pill does this mean you will be-fertile after the pill?

I have irregular periods, wondering if you still get your period while on the pillwith the white pill does this mean you will be-fertile after the pill?

Period on the pill?: A period occurs while on birth control, during the inactive (placebo) pills, because there are no hormones in inactive pills. Sometimes there's some spotting while on the active pills, but if a woman is taking her pills correctly, she is still presumed protected against pregnancy even with spotting between periods. If she was young and fertile before using pills, she's probably fertile afterward. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods ... And haven't had a period in 5 months then yesterday I was cramping and light period then it stopped what does this mean ?

I have irregular periods ... And haven't had a period in 5 months then yesterday I was cramping and light period then it stopped what does this mean ?

Irregular 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. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then repeat 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 have irregular periods. I had unprotected sex and 2days later started with brown discharge that lasted 4 days what does this mean ?

I have irregular periods. I had unprotected sex and 2days later started with brown discharge that lasted 4 days what does this mean ?

Nothing: The discharge probably means nothing. The larger question is why would you put yourself at risk like that for pregnancy or stds. ...Read more

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What to do if I have irregular periods and I never started tracking went 8 weeks or could it mean that its implantation bleeding.?

What to do if I have irregular periods and I never started tracking went 8 weeks or could it mean that its implantation bleeding.?

Confusing question?: 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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Was on Clomid (clomiphene) 100mg and ovidrel on 15th day now progesterone level on day 21 was 2.8. What does that mean.i have irregular periods. Will I conceive.

Was on Clomid (clomiphene) 100mg and ovidrel on 15th day now progesterone level on day 21 was 2.8. What does that mean.i have irregular periods. Will I conceive.

Depends: Your data says you are 8 weeks pregnant! You may have to repeat the progesterone level in a few more days. If you took Ovidrel on Day 15, you will ovulate on Day 16 or 17. Then your progesterone needs to be done on Day 24. If it i s still less than 10, you may need a higher dose of clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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I have the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and I have irregular periods but i also have brown discharge so what does that mean?

I have the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) and I have irregular periods but i also have brown discharge so what does that mean?

Old blood: You may have some sloughing of the the uterine lining causing drainage, but less than a period. Mirena (levonorgestrel) and irregular periods (if not both related in your case) can do this. If persists or becomes uncomfortable, consult your gyn. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods. Today I have brown spotting and soreness in 1 breast. What could this mean? And what might cause my irregular periods?

I have irregular periods. Today I have brown spotting and soreness in 1 breast. What could this mean? And what might cause my irregular periods?

Pregnancy: Breast soreness , vaginal discharge, nausea along with other signs could be a sign of pregnancy. Irregular periods could be 1. Normal 2. stress - physical or emotional 3. endocrine abnormalities (hormonal abnormalities) 4. uterine issues among other things. Irregular menses (periods) need medical evaluation by a medical professional. ...Read more

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My ob-gyn told me that my uterus is at a 9, I have irregular periods and not sure what this means.. Is this good or bad?

Pregnant? or no?: If so, "being at nine" probably means 9 weeks EGA. That would mean you got pregnant about 7 weeks ago,. This is not good-or-bad, it's a way of estimating how far long you are. Are you NOT pregnant? Then this represents slight enlargement but nothing serious. ...Read more

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If I have been having irregular periods and I haven't had one in the past few months does that mean that I'm not able to have kids?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods indicate that you are not ovulating consistently and/or predictably. It certainly does not mean that you can not get pregnant. If you have been trying for awhile without see an obgyn for assistance. ...Read more

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Hi i have a thickened endometrium of 16mm. What does this mean? i sm 40 and having irregular periods for last 3mths.

Follow up: If you have intermenstrual bleediing, your gyn may want to sample the endometrial lining to ensure that you dont have a malignancy. Otherwise, your thickness in itself is not of significant concern. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more