Bleeding A Little After A Missed Period?

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Why is my period 5 days late? But today I bleed a little but what’s wrong?

1 Answer:

Hello Iflah Mutiara Dewi,

Menstruation that comes not according to calculations often worries many women. First of all, it is necessary to know that the menstrual cycle is still said to be normal if the first day of the previous menstrual cycle is between 21-35 days. So it's not based on the date but the distance. Sometimes menstruation can be delayed due to hormonal imbalance in the body, which is influenced by things such as age at puberty, stress, physical exhaustion, being overweight, dieting that is too extreme/dramatic weight loss, currently using hormonal contraceptives, or have certain diseases such as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), thyroid hormone dysfunction. But if you are sexually active, make sure first that you are not pregnant by doing a urine test pack. Meanwhile, a small amount of blood spots can indicate the beginning of menstruation which is a common thing, but if it is proven positive for pregnancy, it can indicate the process of attaching the embryo to the uterine wall or an early sign of miscarriage.

If you have not been sexually active or the results of the test pack are negative, you don't need to worry and just do the following things:

Overcome stressors, reduce activities that are too strenuous, maintain ideal body weight, according to body mass index, Avoid smoking and alcoholic beverages, get enough rest, avoid staying up late, exercise regularly every week, consume nutritious food in a regular pattern, avoid extreme diets. Get used to recording your menstrual cycle. In order to see the pattern when using hormonal contraception, discuss with your doctor about other contraceptive alternatives. If your menstrual cycle pattern changes significantly over months, or you develop symptoms such as severe abdominal pain with each menstrual period or heavy bleeding with a longer duration (>7 days), it is better to consult a doctor for further examination.

You can read the related article: the causes of irregular menstruation

I hope this information is helpful.

regards, dr. Delvira

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