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A 40-year-old member asked:

i have been experiencing excessive bleeding during my menstrual cycle during the last couple of months. is that normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Excessive bleeding - soaking pads and passing clots-- is not normal and should be evaluated by your gynecologist. There are a variety of causes and multiple treatment options depending on your age, medical issues and fertility plans.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Excess menses: Excessive menstrual periods can be of two types. 1.) Prolonged bleeding in excess of 7 -10 days duration. 2). Rapid menstrual bleeding exceeding 3 pads in 30 minutes. Both of these types of bleeding warrant a GYN MD evaluation as anemia can rapidly ensue.

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