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I had a period about 3 weeks ago and a week after it ended,

I had a period about 3 weeks ago and a week after it ended, I have been bleeding lightly...mostly brown every day for about 2 weeks. I have no idea what this can be. My periods have always been regular. I just recently started having lower bank pain also abut 2 days ago but I am not sure if that is related. I am not on BC

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I am experiencing some spotting between periods after

I am experiencing some spotting between periods after intense working out and a slight cramp. Is my work out too intense? Should be worried about something else?

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I have had my IUD for 3 years now and i haven't got my

I have had my IUD for 3 years now and i haven't got my period in a long time because if it but today I started experiencing heavy bleeding and painful cramps is this normal ?JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: Just little pain. My I haven't got my period in 3 years because of the birth control. But before the birth control they were irregularJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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I last had sex with my partner March 25th, a couple days

Hi, I last had sex with my partner March 25th, a couple days later I was starting to get burning down there (I thought this was due to having sex on my period with a soft cup in). I was taking Yeast Infection pills and it wasn't going away so I decided to go to my gyno and she said she saw so symptoms of BV; she gave me the antibiotics for that and I decided to get tested and a Pap smear because "what the heck". I received a call that I had contracted chlamydia - that freaked me out, so I decided to get a blood test and I tested equivocal (1.02) for herpes (don't know which one). It obviously has totally distraught me because I have no symptoms and still (5-3-17) have no symptoms. I'm driving myself insane, constantly examining myself and taking pictures down there to see if I have anything. My question is: how likely is it that I have contracted it? I have been taking l-lysine, oregano oil, zinc and vitamin c alongside a probiotic every day as preventatives (just in case) -- will this screw up the next blood test? I'm getting retested on the 18th -- they said they have to wait six weeks? I just have been so scared.JA: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?Customer: No.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No. I have been 100% healthy. Even my "past" antibodies came back negative.

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I have a problem with the color of my discharge.. at first

Hello.. I have a problem with the color of my discharge.. at first it was light brown then it became pink.. and then like a brick red.. but only when I wipe.. I had alittle pain on the left side of my lower abdominal.. but that pain only lasts for a min.. and its not constant. I know Im not pregnant because I had period in March and I havent had intercourse since Feb.. please help.. I'm getting scaredJA: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?Customer: This is the first time this happened to meJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have herpes.. and I take the medication.. But I did miss 4 days of them.. and as soon as I got them back.. I started taking them

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I have been having repeated UTI with no growth in cultures.

I have been having repeated UTI with no growth in cultures. Mostly without pain just urgency. Yesterday i started with the uncomfortable back pain. UTI with no blood but ph and leukocytes. I was given a swab for BV. My question is this transmitted by sex? Does it cause bleeding after intercourse or is that more if the PID i should worry aboutJA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse? It's hard to know for sure. The Gynecologist will figure it out.Customer: No recent injuries but i noticed in reading here that i have another symptom that i missed telling urgent care aboutJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Just that i had a partial hysterectomy 10 years ago and that i have ITP

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Almost 3 months Postpartum. Exclusively breastfeeding.

Almost 3 months Postpartum. Exclusively breastfeeding. Starting to have some discharge feels like at moments it leaks out. It has a yellow light green color. No odor no itching just annoying. I took a monistat vaginal health test and it turned green. What could that be?

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I just collected some results from a vaginal swab that said

Hi, I just collected some results from a vaginal swab that said I had a little staphylococcus aureus. Do I need to take antibiotics when it says it's just a little?

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Spotting 4 days after mentral cycle has ended. Mucus and red

Spotting 4 days after mentral cycle has ended. Mucus and red light but enough for a panty liner. Having pms syptoms with it. Lasting 3-days so far. Over emotional all the time anymore.Also past 4-months mid-cycle bleeding starts off brownish the gets bright red. This lasts about 4-days as well.Im 39 & have a 1yr old. 1st child 3rd pregnancy

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