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What If Your Period Doesn T Stop
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 do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Normal: Menstrual cramps are a way that your body signals ovulation is going to happen. It can be normal they can be very painful if they are very painful you could get on some anti-inflammatories such as naprosyn (naproxen) if your periods are not regular you may want to have an exam with your doctor. Have a nice day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Spotting: If you are on birth control pills, this "anticipatory bleeding" could mean that you need a different pill -- one that has more Progesterone in it. If you are not on birth control pills, then this may just be the pattern that your body is going to have for awhile. If you have vaginal discharge, itching, or odor; this abnormal bleeding may indicate infection. ...Read more
If you skip your period does that mean you didn't ovulate? And if you don't ovulate, you're not fertile?
Missing a period: The most common reason for "skipping a period", other than pregnancy is not ovulating (releasing an egg). There are a number of reasons this could happen and if it continues, a discussion with your ob/gyn would be helpful. You're correct, if you aren't ovulating you won't get pregnant. ...Read more
No: If you have your period, than you would not be pregnant. You may want to research and educate yourself on the female menstrual cycle and ovulation, etc...And that way you will know when you are most likely to get pregnant (when you ovulate-2 weeks before your cycle starts), and that if you egg does not get fertilized, than that is why you get a period. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: There are a lot of things that can cause this including fibroids, polyps,infections,medications, and diseases such as thyroid disease, diabetes, and PCOS. It is not normal and you need to be seen promptly. Do not wait until you stop bleeding. You need to be seen and examined right away. ...Read more
Change in period.: If you're sexually active, then any change in your period could indicate pregnancy, so the first step would be to perform a home urine pregnancy test, with the first morning urine. If you're not sexually active, then wait to see how your period is next month and visit Gynecologist is still not as you would expect it to be. ...Read more
What does it mean when you come on your period late.....But you only see it when you wipe yourself?
Hmm: You are saying a reduced amount of blood this might not be a normal period. You should go see a doctor. ...Read more
Not good: Generally it means something is wrong that should be evaluated by your doctor soon. ...Read more
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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