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Is it normal for your menstrual cycle to last longer then ten day ? i am 46 the normnal seven days i am heavy but the next few day it is light had tube tie when i was 36

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
In : In the perimenopausal period, heavy bleeding can occur. If your periods are heavy, if they continue to last longer, or if you have any pain or clots please have an evaluation by your gynecologist. They can check your uterus to be sure you don't have fibroids causing your symptoms. Also please be sure that your pap smear is up to date.
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: When it comes to periods, normal is a relative term. The textbooks tell us that more than 80 cc/ml is considered heavy. I can tell you it's different for everyone. The fact that your tubes are tied makes you more prone to have heavier cycles (diminishes the outlet for limited menstrual egress through the tubes). Keep an eye on your usual pattern and let your doctor know of any changes.

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