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Why Do I Still Bleed After My Period
Prostaglandins: Something that happens during your period is the release of prostaglandins that cause your uterus to cramp and expel the old lining of your uterus. Those prostaglandins can sometimes still remain after all the blood's gone and cause cramping. Old blood can also be irritating and cause cramping as well. This is normal as long as it doesn't go for much longer after the period. ...Read more
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
Prostaglandins: Your body produces prostaglandins to help break down the lining of your uterus at the end of your cycle (if you are not pregnant). Prostaglandins cause contractions of the uterus, inflammation and pain. Nsaids like Ibuprofen will help. If the cramping/pain persists even with the help of nsaids, visit your doctor, who will help manage your cramps and pain. ...Read more
Why do I want to have sex after just finishing my period every time im intimate after my period i bleed a little. Why?
That can sometimes: Happen. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more
I just had my period so I can't be pregnant, right? why do I have spotting the day after my period..& why have I had cramps for a week after it ended
Spotting: Spotting is 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
Fibroids or Hormonal: Uterine menstrual cramps are due to the release of a substance called Prostaglandins that cause uterine contractions to help expel menstrual tissue/fluid during your period. Hormonal changes or uterine fibroids or polyps can lead to persistent cramping, especially in women over 35yrs old. Try ibuprofen or naproxen. Seek medical attention if ur cramps persist; asap if they worsen. ...Read more
Lining breaking down: the lining of your uterus starts to break down and actually you may be bleeding a little, but not enought to make it to your pad. I will often examine a woman and have to clean the cervix as there is bleeding, but she wil say she hasn't seen any blood yet. Ibuprofen etc can help. ...Read more
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. This may be break through bleeding related to an imbalance of hormones. Take care. ...Read more
Ovary cyst: Your period stops as a result of increasing estrogen levels as the next cycle develops. The increasing estrogen is being produced by the ovaries. One of the ovaries will have a cyst that is beginning to enlarge - that could be the source of your cramps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abn. bleeding: These are signs that indicate you may have a gynecological problem. You should call your doctor for an appointment to be examined and evaluated. ...Read more
Hard to tell: It depends on many details of your situation. If you're having abnormal bleeding, it's time to call your doctor for a follow-up. ...Read more
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