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A 49-year-old female asked:

Is an irregular period something to be concerned about? about two years ago i started having clots durring my period and brest tenderness the week before (which my gyno said was normal for both). last month my period started 10 days early and this month

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
This : This is something that needs to be evaluated further. Stress can play a role but other things should be considered as well. Depending on your age, your doctor may want to do an endometrial (uterine) biopsy. A pap needs to be done if not done in the past year and a pelvic ultrasound may be necessary to rule out fibroids (benigh tumor of the uterus). A much more detailed history will be needed prior to your doctor doing any diagnostic testing and work up. All the best.

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