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A 21-year-old female asked about a 21-year-old female:

hello, i am writing regarding my mom she has been on her period almost 11 she is 42 years old can it be pre-menopause or ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: Neither pre-menopause nor ovarian cancer are usual causes of prolonged bleeding. When did she have a PAP smear? She should see her doctor for an evaluation. You, the writer, should get vaccinated against HPV.
Dr. Marilda Chung
Pathology 36 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding may be many things. It occurs in pre-menopause, because the periods get irregular around that time. It could also be other things in the uterus, endometrial hyperplasia or polyps or endometrial cancer. Ovarian cancer usually does not present this way. If she has not been seen by a GYN recently and this bleeding is new, she should make an appt to be sure.

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Last updated Dec 19, 2014

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