For most women, missing a period is one of the first signs of pregnancy that women notice. For others, irregular periods make it difficult to know when a period should start and when it has been missed. There are, however, a number of early signs that can signal the need for a pregnancy test or a visit to the doctor. Missed period Most women begin wondering about pregnancy when they have missed their period. However, a number of women have irregular periods or do not keep track of their periods. For these women, some of the other symptoms may signal a pregnancy. Some women may experience spotting (explained below) or light bleeding, and mistakenly think they have gotten a lighter than normal period. Sore, swollen or tender breasts Initially, women may have a soreness or tenderness in their breasts similar to the feeling before they get their period and as days go on, the feeling increases. This can begin as early as when someone is one to two weeks pregnant. For some, thi...
Bleeding between periods; Intermenstrual bleeding; Spotting; Metrorrhagia
Immediately contact a health care provider if bleeding is very heavy.
Keep track of the number of pads or tampons used over time so that the amount of bleeding can be determined. Uterine blood loss can be estimated by keeping track of how frequently a pad or tampon is soaked and how often one needs to be changed.
Because aspirin may prolong bleeding, it should be avoided, if possible.
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if:
You are pregnant
There is any unexplained bleeding between periods
There is any bleeding after menopause
There is heavy bleeding with periods
Abnormal bleeding is accompanied by other symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, dizziness
What to expect at your health care provider's office
The doctor will peform a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history....
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