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Marietta, GA
A 18-year-old female asked:

I have been bleeding for 11 almost 12 days. spotting first 4 now heavy bleeding sometimes. not like period. help! pregnancy or miscarriage? or none?

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Dr. Odhett Cojocaru
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
You are describing an abnormal uterine bleeding in a premenopausal woman. There are many reasons for this but the first test to be done is a pregnancy test (pregnancy/miscarriage is a common cause). Other possible explanations for age 18 are anovulatory cycles, medications, thyroid issues, other hormonal problems, PCOS etc. Next step is to see a physician and have further evaluation done.

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