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bleeding continuously for 2 weeks

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I became sexually active about 2 months ago. My last period started when it was due, it was normal. 5 Days after my period stopped, I started bleeding again. It is bright to dark red with clots/clumps like a normal period. I went to the gynecologist, he did a pelvic exam and a vaginal ultrasound. He said everything looked good (no abnormalities) and it was just break through bleeding. He did a pregnancy test to rule out miscarriage, it was negative. I thought it would stop but I'm starting to worry as I've been bleeding continuously for 2 weeks and it isn't getting lighter, there are also periodic cramps like mild menstrual cramps and I'm feeling bloated. I had unprotected sex the day before the bleeding started. The doctor said he saw no sign of ovulation (4 days later, the day I should have ovulated) and the endometrium was deteriorating. Could I still fall pregnant with all the bleeding and no sign of ovulation? What could cause this? Should I expect my normal period in a week?


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replied March 9th, 2013
Womens Conditions Answer A42492
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If your bleeding has been persistent, and if bloating and cramps have been worsening, chances of ongoing miscarriage could be possible (urine pregnancy tests done very early in pregnancy can show false negative results). Ovulation bleeding is generally lighter and shorter. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation should be done to look for the underlying cause for the persistent bleeding and the symptoms that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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