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A 42-year-old female asked:

This is the first time in my life my period hasnt stopped. i am 41 years old and have had a tubal ligation about 10 years ago. this is the 12th day ?

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
A few possibilities: Usually this is caused by hormonal irregularities or a problem with the clotting system. A clinical exam and probably blood tests are needed to determine the cause. The good news is that most of the time periods will return to normal. Best wishes.
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