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Had sex 13 days ago and now bleeding I think it's ovulation bleeding because my period isn't due for another week. What do you think? And exactly how long does ovulation bleeding last and what does it look like?

Had sex 13 days ago and now bleeding I think it's ovulation bleeding because my period isn't due for another week. What do you think? And exactly how long does ovulation bleeding last and what does it look like?

Could be: Very frequently ovulation bleeding or midcycle spotting has an appearance similar to menstrual bleeding but is shorter and lighter. Generally, unless persistent or bothersome, no further evaluation is needed. Bleeding after sex requires an evaluation. Also sometimes unscheduled bleeding could be a sign of pregnancy - so have a test for that. ...Read more

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What causes period-like bleeding during ovulation?

What causes period-like bleeding during ovulation?

Difficult to say: Lots of bleeding during ovulation is not normal. Be evaluated by your physician for either a hormonal abnormality or a uterine or cervical abnormality. ...Read more

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Can ovulation cause bleeding?

Can ovulation cause bleeding?

Occasionally: Spotting at the time if ovulation occurs occasionally in some people. ...Read more

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When does ovulation bleeding occur?

When does ovulation bleeding occur?

Implantation?: Are you asking about implantation bleeding? Most women don't have bleeding with implantation. If it does occur it would usually be about 6 to 12 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Is bleeding during ovulation normal?

Is bleeding during ovulation normal?

No: Bleeding should occur during the 1st day of your cycle. At the time of ovulation, there should not be bleeding. You should see your gynecologist to discuss this. ...Read more

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What does ovulation bleeding lookl ike?

What does ovulation bleeding lookl ike?

Ovulation: A surge in lh hormone levels matures and ovulates (releases) the egg 24 - 48 hours later. Signs that confirm ovulation are change in cervical mucus or some abdominal discomfort or spotting due to the change in hormone levels. This spotting results if the lining is thick but should be similar to a period. It should last only 1-3 days only. If longer or heavier, I would talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Why am I bleeding day before ovulation?

Why am I bleeding day before ovulation?

Ovulation spotting: This is called ovulation spotting. It is a normal occurrence. Its cause has not been precisely determined. It is thought that it could be from the surge in hormones or from the rupture of the follicle that releases the egg. It is likely a normal occurrence in women of reproductive age. ...Read more

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For how long does ovulation bleeding last?

For how long does ovulation bleeding last?

Not?: Bleeding is not a usual part of normal ovulation - or are you asking about imlantation bleeding, or some other bleeding? ...Read more

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What is ovulation bleeding? How do you tell?

Mid cycle: Ovulation bleeding happens at mid of menstrual cycle. For example, if you have 28 day of cycle, it happens at cycle day 13 or 14. The reason for that is due to a little drop of your estrogen level in the mid of cycle. It only lasts for a day or two. ...Read more

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Is very light bleeding around ovulation normal?

OvulatoryBleeding: I assume you are not on any oc's? Mid cycle bleeding at the time of ovulation usually means that the egg follicle ruptured and released a little blood. I wouldn't worry unless you begin to experience other abnormal bleeding signs. If you do, or if you are still concerned, give your gynecologist a call. ...Read more

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Help please! Is bleeding during ovulation time normal?

Spotting: Women can spot around ovulation. Although most women do not notice if it does occur. There are better ways to predict ovulation. ...Read more

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If I ovulated July 7th should I be bleeding July 11th???

If you are: Bleeding in July 11 th you probably did not ovulate on the 7th. You ovulate 14 days prior to your period onset ...Read more

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I was wondering what does bleeding during ovulation mean?

I was wondering what does bleeding during ovulation mean?

Depends: Light spotting around ovulation is usually breakthrough bleeding and considered normal; heavy bleeding is abnormal and requires an exam to sort out. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to ovulate while I'm still bleeding?

I am not exactly: Sure I understand. You can have mid-cycle bleeding in conjunction with ovulation. ...Read more

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I started bleeding roughly two days after I ovulated, what can this mean?

I started bleeding roughly two days after I ovulated, what can this mean?

Breakthrough?: Could mean many many things, but i'd guess most likely it's breakthrough bleeding which is harmless and common. See if it continues; if so consider seeing a live doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive ovulation test with bleeding, what is it?

What do you suggest if positive ovulation test with bleeding, what is it?

Ovulation bleeding: Some women do experience spotting/bleeding for a day or two at the time they ovulate. Estrogen hormone levels that have been built up by the growing follicle, from the egg popping out of the follicle dip just enough to destabilize the inner lining of the uterus to make it shed - hence the bleeding. Within 24 hours, estrogen productions is restored to previous levels and stabilize the inner lining. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ovulation bleeding this month even though I never have before?

Is it possible to have ovulation bleeding this month even though I never have before?

Yes: Bleeding at the time of ovulation can happen once, every month, or any where in between as can mittleschmertz (pain with ovulation) ...Read more

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Just had positive ovulation test. Today. But I am bleeding. What could be, happening?

Just had positive ovulation test. Today. But I am bleeding. What could be, happening?

Depends: Ovulation tests are just there to show a surge in LH (leutinizing hormone), which stays high enough for a positive test a few days after. This could be pregnancy related bleeding, so test. It could be breakthrough bleeding if mid cycle or its just your period and you tested beyond ovulation. ...Read more

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I started bleeding on the day I was suppose to ovulate an spotted for 8 days what can this mean?

I started bleeding on the day I was suppose to ovulate an spotted for 8 days what can this mean?

Irregular bleeding: Could be either too much or not enough hormonal support for your endometrial lining. Cervical or uterine abnormality. Also checking a home pregnancy might not hurt. ...Read more

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3/12 AF, 3/25-3/26 ovulation, 3/29-4/1 light bleeding. What would be the cause for AF to come 17 days apart?

3/12 AF, 3/25-3/26 ovulation, 3/29-4/1 light bleeding. What would be the cause for AF to come 17 days apart?

Questionable: Your March cycle must not have been normal. You ovulated at about the expected time but the bleeding 3 days later makes me wonder if you may have had an abnormal CL that couldn't support your lining. Or it might not have been a period. Implantation bleeding? Are you pregnant?

PS: AF is hard to understand. Please use LMP for last menstrual period or MP. ...Read more

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Had slightly bleeding after 5days of ovulation I never experienced that, can you please explain what's that?

Many options: 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

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I had a positive ovulation test on May 19th and just started bleeding on June 19th. Why is that? Is that normal?

I had a positive ovulation test on May 19th and just started bleeding on June 19th. Why is that? Is that normal?

Bleeding: It could be implantation site bleeding. Check a pregnancy test. If negative, it could be that despite the positive test you didn't really ovulate. Don't forget the test kits predict ovulation, they don't guarentee it. If not ovulating you may have a false positive OPK result. ...Read more

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How to stop ovulation bleeding which is severe (happen every cycle, last for more than 7 days or till next cycle)?

Need workup: If a woman has bleeding from ovulation for at least a week, it is unusual for this to be from only ovulation. In other words there may be another reason for the bleeding, such as polyp on the cervix or uterus, hormones such as thyroid or prolactin being abnormal, for instance. Before doing a treatment I would recommend making sure you know what the real cause is, then can treat effectively. ...Read more

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My boyfriend came around my around my area 3 days ago a day before my ovulation. Today I am now bleeding what does this mean?

My boyfriend came around my around my area 3 days ago a day before my ovulation. Today I am now bleeding what does this mean?

Bleeding: Unclear what the bleeding is due to. But there is a possibility that you conceived. Sperm could have traveled into your reproductive tract. ...Read more

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I ovulated 8/31/14. 7 days before my peired is due. 9/9/14 I began light pink bleeding that lasted 9/14/14 the day I'm to starte. Could this be IB?

I ovulated 8/31/14. 7 days before my peired is due. 9/9/14 I began light pink bleeding that lasted 9/14/14 the day I'm to starte. Could this be IB?

Menses: How do you know that you ovulated? Did you do a test? You are most likely peri-menopausal at your age. Your periods may get lighter or heavier, more or less frequent. Everyone is different. You are less likely to ovulate, but some women in their mid to late 40's do get pregnant. The absence of a period for 12 months is considered menopause. ...Read more

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Why am I having light bleeding after ovulation?

Normal: The estrogen level drops transiently near the time of ovulation. That drop in estrogen level frequently results in light bleeding or spotting around the time of ovulation. ...Read more

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What is ovulation breakthrough bleeding? And why/how does it occur?

Incorrect term: The term is breakthrough bleeding. This is irregular bleeding that occurs exclusively in women on birth control. It just refers to bleed at the wrong time as a side effect of the hormones. One does not ovulate when on birth control. ...Read more

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I ovulation an the 14 and and I was fertile on the 15 and I had unprotect sex were he ejevtulat in me and now on the 17 I am bleeding?

I ovulation an the 14 and and I was fertile on the 15 and I had unprotect sex were he ejevtulat in me and now on the 17 I am bleeding?

Midcycle bleed: Many women will have midcycle bleeding with ovulation. Another cause could be bleeding from the cervix. At mid cycle, the cervix becomes engorged and with intercourse the cervix gets hit. Therefore it can bleed. ...Read more

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