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A 40-year-old female asked:

normally my breasts are sore before my period. this time they werent and my period is very heavy for 5 days now (large clots followed by steady flow of red blood) when usually its only the 1st 2 days. something doesnt feel right. whats going on?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Many things: can cause this, medications, thyroid issues, insulin resistance. Irregular ovulation. Fibroids of the uterus. If you see your doctor, an exam, blood testing, ultrasound can all be helpful.

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