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What should I do if im spotting after my period?

What should I do if im spotting after my period?

Find out why: Some women will normally have spotting for a few days after the menstrual flow, but if there is spotting more than 5 days or any erratic spotting between periods, it should be checked. It could be due to a polyp or an overgrowth of the lining of the uterus which could even lead to cancer in rare cases. It could also be due to a hormone imbalance which may need to be corrected. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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If I am 8 days late for my period what should I do?

If I am 8 days late for my period what should I do?

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am bleeding later in pregnancy?

What should I do if I am bleeding later in pregnancy?

Call OB, Labor/Deliv: Bleeding in the second half of pregnancy is often associated with the placenta. It can be low or cover the cervix or pulling away from the wall of the uterus. Bleeding might also be due to abruption or other causes. Evaluation by an OB is needed to find the cause and risk to mom+baby. Calling asap for ambulance or ride to labor/delivery is important especially if alone or any risk factor, eg, age. ...Read more

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I am missing my period and wondering if pregnant. When should I test?

I am missing my period and wondering if pregnant. When should I test?

A week.: Usually within 5-7 days missing a period pregnancy tests can show if you are pregnant, or your periods are irregular . Must see a doctor to discuss possibilities. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and blood problems, i missed my period after having unprotected sex, what can i do to stop if I am pregnant?

See doctor: There are morning after pills that you can take just after unprotected sex. However if the sex was not in the last few days you will need to see a doctor about how to end the pregnancy if you do not desire it. You also need to see the doctor about your blood problems and gastritis. ...Read more

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Hi i got my period o 10march. Am not pregnant. But no period. What should i do. I feel heavy. I want to habe my period?

Hi i got my period o  10march. Am not pregnant.  But no period. What should i do. I feel heavy. I want to habe my period?

Wait: The periods happen due to changes in your hormonal balance within your body. You have to wait for your body to go through the cycle for it to have the bleeding on its own. No other way Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What to do if I had my preiod like a week ago. I am having pregnancy symptoms.?

What to do if I had my preiod like a week ago. I am having pregnancy symptoms.?

Rule out pregnancy: Women can be pregnant and still have a menstrual period. If there are signs of pregnancy, a pregnancy test is in order, even though there was a menstrual period. ...Read more

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What should I do about missed periods? I haven't had my period for 7 months and negative pregnacy test what should I do?

What should I do about missed periods? I haven't had my period for 7 months and negative pregnacy test what should I do?

Need to see dr: This is abnormal. You may have a hormonal disruption or imbalance; or an ovarian cyst, could be a thyroid problem, or could be stress related. You need an examination, some lab testing and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What to do if I am wondering why I am experiencing breast soreness before my menstration and a week after it?

What to do if I am wondering why I am experiencing breast soreness before my menstration and a week after it?

Hormone fluctuation: Breast soreness that women experience around the time of their menstrual period is usually attributable to the fluctuations in levels of estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

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I am not getting my period this month. what should i do???

I am not getting my period this month. what should i do???

Missed Menses: The only thing regular about menses is that you can occasionally have an irregular cycle or missed cycle. Any change in stress, diet, weight, exercise can effect this, or you could be pregnant. I recommend a home pregnancy test, if negative and continued abnormal cycles, seek care from a local provider ...Read more

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I only got my period for 3 days and i wanted to know if i could be pregnant? What should I do?

I only got my period for 3 days and i wanted to know if i could be pregnant? What should I do?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I started my period around 9 days ago and I stopped bleeding early yesterday, Today I started again? Am I pregnant or what? Not sure what to do.

 I started my period around 9 days ago and I stopped bleeding early yesterday, Today I started again? Am I pregnant or what? Not sure what to do.

Irregular period: Sometimes stress and just variation causes some irregularity. Would though check HCG and thyroid. if bleeding persists consider sonogram to check for fibroid, or possibly incomplete miscarriage ...Read more

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What to do if i just started my first period while on depo-provera, what should I expect?

Another shot: If you are using the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot for contraception, it is time to get another shot. If not give your md some follow up. The bleeding is usually mild (brown discharge) and lasts 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more