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A 57-year-old female asked:

my last period was last may i am 57 is it normal to get a few drops after a year?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Need to see doctor: We recommend that if women have any bleeding after they have not had a period in one year that they be checked. This usually involves a vaginal ultrasound and an endometrial biopsy. Both of these are office procedures. You need to see your doctor about this. Everything may be fine but you need to be checked

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A 19-year-old member asked:

My last period started december 7th and didn't end until like january 1st. When can I expect my next period?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Depends: Abnormally prolonged bleeding can be indicative of many medical conditions including non-obstetric/gynecologic conditions. Menorrhagia, missed abortion etc can account for prolonged bleeding. See a obgyn doctor to identify the cause behind your prolonged bleeding.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What could cause an irregular monthly period? Thanks

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brittany Chan
Dr. Brittany Chan answered
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Many things.: Not ovulating during every cycle can cause irregular periods. This is is common in teens as their systems mature, but may also occur in adults. Excessive exercise, stress & eating disorders can also throw periods off, as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian or adrenal tumors, thyroid dysfunction, or too much prolactin. Spotting between periods is commonly caused by infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have really bad cramps before and during mu minstral cycle .What will help it?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Redd
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Start with NSAIDS: Cramps prior to starting your period are quite common. There are many treatment options available from simply taking over the counter acetomenophen, Naproxen or Ibuprofen to treatment prescribed by your physician. Also using a heating pad may help .If the over the counter pain medications do not help, i would recomend scheduling an appointment with your physician to try other options.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have two periods in less then three weeks?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: The range of normal for menstrual cycle lengths is 21 to 36 days. Any cycle length less than 21 days (3 weeks) is not normal and you should see your doctor.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What if I skip two periods in a row on the pill?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Rule out pregnancy: Could be normal, depending on how your system adjusts to the hormonal regulation. Make sure you're not pregnant though.

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