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Dr. Yashica Robinson White Dr. Robinson White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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.

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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

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Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Johnnie Ham Dr. Ham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Brad Douglas Dr. Douglas
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
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What does it mean if vaginal bleeding occurs 14 or 15 days after your period?

What does it mean if vaginal bleeding occurs 14 or 15 days after your period?

Depends: Depends on age but could be menopause at age 52. As for me and I'd be happy to do a consult with you thank you

Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What's the difference between vaginal bleeding and a period?

What's 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.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Stephen Pool Dr. Pool
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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I have vaginal bleeding with clots but not period?

I have vaginal bleeding with clots but not period?

Vag Bleeding: Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many possible causes. By itself, it does not necessarily indicate a serious condition. But if it has been happening for a month you should see your GYN doctor. Http://www. Webmd. Com/women/tc/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding-topic-overview#1

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Dr. Walter Futterweit Dr. Futterweit
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
60 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I have had vaginal bleeding for 9 days now. Bleeding started 4-5 days before period was set to start. What could this be?

I have had vaginal bleeding for 9 days now. Bleeding started 4-5 days before period was set to start. What could this be?

Irregular cycle: This may be a hormonal breakthrough bleed; however, if sexually active and unprotected, get a pregnancy test. I also suggest a GYN evaluation.

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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My last period was sept 17th, and now I am having a dark reddish brown vaginal bleeding, and it's a light flow. What should I do?

Wait: If you don't think you might have a chance to be pregnant, and you are not having pain. I would wait and see what happens with your next period.

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I'm having problems with after period vaginal bleeding. There are a lot of events that have lead up to this point, so I feels serious to me. Help plz?

Go see your doctor: If it feels serious to you, then you need to go see your doctor for a complete & thorough evaluation. This isn't appropriate venue to ask you to go into detail re "lot of events that have lead up to this point". This is where your doctor steps in to help figure out what's going on. Good luck!

Dr. Adam Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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My period is 8 days late but im experiencing vaginal bleeding?

My period is 8 days late but im experiencing vaginal bleeding?

Pregnant?: Have you done a pregnancy test? If negative, your period was just a bit late and will likely self-correct itself next cycle. Good luck.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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How do I tell if I am experiencing vaginal bleeding or just my period?

How do I tell if I am experiencing vaginal bleeding or just my period?

By Calender: Periods come every month. Most people have 28 to 30 days cycle. And periods are associated with other changes like sore breasts, cramps in lower abdomen. Pelvic pressure, food cravings, mood swings, irritability, backache, water retention, headache and fatigue. Not all women get all symptoms but some symptoms they get every months. And it lasts 3to5 days Vaginal Bleeding can happen in between the periods.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How late should I expect my period to be if I took the Plan B pill one day after my last period and have had vaginal bleeding for the past 3 days?

How late should I expect my period to be if I took the Plan B pill one day after my last period and have had vaginal bleeding for the past 3 days?

Use Plan B: Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common and expected. Check preg test in 10 days. Start birth control and use condoms to prevent these scares in the future.

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
Anesthesiology
20 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
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