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What is the biological difference between vaginal bleeding and your period?

What is the biological difference between vaginal bleeding and your period?

PeriodsR predictable: Normal menstrual periods are cyclical or predictable. The bleeding comes from shedding the lining of the uterus in response to the cyclical change in your hormone levels. Vaginal bleeding (vb) is unpredictable and may be related to various things including trauma, infection, tumors, medications, atrophy, etc. Abnormal vaginal bleeding should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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Hiw can you tell the difference between vaginal bleeding and your period?

Hiw can you tell the difference between vaginal bleeding and your period?

get checked: A speculum exam can tell the source of bleeding, and of course knowing the date of your last period. ...Read more

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Difference between your period and vaginal bleeding?

Difference between your period and vaginal bleeding?

Menstrual bleeding : Is one source of bleeding. Women can bleed vaginally for other reasons as well. ...Read more

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What are the differences between vaginal bleeding and your period?

What are the differences between vaginal bleeding and your period?

Vaginal Bleeding: A period is a synchronized, timed shedding of the lining of the uterus, typically monthly over a period of 3-7 days. It occurs only if you ovulated. A period results in vaginal bleeding, but other things can cause the bleeding as well, such and problems with the uterine lining, hormonal issues, endometrial or cervical cancer, even tears anywhere in the lower genital tract. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between vaginal bleeding and a period?

Whats the difference between vaginal bleeding and a period?

maybe same: A period is the shedding of the lining of the uterus. When the lining shed, the blood comes out the vaginal other sources of bleeding from the cyst could be a laceration or cut in the vagina or a tear. Alesion on the cervix can also cause bleeding which comes out the vaginal. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a period and vaginal bleeding?

How do you tell the difference between a period and vaginal bleeding?

Timing: Timing is everything. Menstrual periods have a cyclicity to them by coming at regular intervals on most occasions. They are darker red with usually no clots. Vaginal bleeding, depending on the source, is bright red, spotty. Or clotty. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a period and a problem vaginal bleeding?

See below: In general, your beriod should be cyclic and predictable. Excluding pregnancy, any other bleeding would be considered pathologic. ...Read more

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How would I know the difference between my period and abnormal vaginal bleeding?

How would I know the difference between my period and abnormal vaginal bleeding?

You might not: If the bleeding is occurring at regular intervals, it probably is your period. Your physician with more information would be able to give you a better answer. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal bleeding besides a period?

Polyps and such: Bleeding can occur from cervical or endometrial polyps, vaginal trauma or abrasions, and cervical growths. There are many more reasons but that's just a start. ...Read more

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Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

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