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A 40-year-old member asked:

What might cause heavy bleeding before my period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Hormones, or fibroid: Could be your hormones being messed up, you could have a fibroid or polyp or have too mcuh endometrial tissue that is breaking down that could be associated with pre- cancer or uncommonly cancer of the endometrium, so see your gyn for a workup.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What can cause heavy bleeding a week after my period, but no cramping?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Depends on: : For a woman who is forty, some more common causes are hormonal changes our bodies experience with aging, these can predispose to polyps (or to precancerous conditions ) - so you should see a dr, have a sono and biopsy if indicated by sono. Could be fibroid tumors (benign muscle balls growing in uterus that can disrupt normal bleeding), or ovarian cysts, or thyroid problems. See ur gynecologist.
Last updated Sep 7, 2012

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