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A 40-year-old member asked:

what might cause heavy bleeding before my period?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 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
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 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.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

Every month my period last about 3weeks. Heavy bleeding and clots.Is this normal, ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 28 years experience
No: See your doctor to be evaluated and treated.
Seychelles
A 19-year-old female asked:

What may cause heavy bleeding after my period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Saima Jehangir
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Multiple causes : You could have an endometrial polyp. Best to see a doctor and have a pelvic ultrasound
IL
A 19-year-old female asked:

Follow up question to my other question about my period. I got my period and I've been bleeding for two weeks now. Heavy bleeding. Why?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Hormones for structu: at your age, it is either a hormonal imbalance, or perhaps a mass such as on ovarian cysts.you need a good examination.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hi my period has been on non-stop for 4 months heavy bleeding and im just wanting to know what it is?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Need to be seen: With this kind of bleeding for this long you need to a gyn. There are number of things it could be, among them hormonal imbalances, fibroids, pregnancy. Your doctor can help sort this out and rule out anything serious.

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