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A 38-year-old female asked:

what if i bleed alot during my period?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason, so hang on for the ride. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example).

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why I bleed to much when im in my period?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Fibroids/polyps?: If you see a doctor for heavy periods, they will want to make sure that you don't have any fibroids (usually benign tumors of the uterus) or polyps (growths of tissue from the uterine lining). If you have always had heavy periods, you may want to make sure you don't have a bleeding problem in general. Sometimes there is no definite cause and treatments to make periods lighter can help.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why do I bleed more than once a month for my period and can last 2-3 weeks at a time?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk with your doc: You're right to be concerned. This is too much too often. It could be hormones (female, thyroid) or infection. Your doc can help you figure this out. Be well.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why am I spot bleeding week after my period?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Low estrogen: Usually not enough estrogen early in cycle, this could be your birth control or a weight issue. Polyps are a possibility as well.
A 19-year-old member asked:

I'm bleeding even though i'm not on my period. Whats wrong?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get seen: If this persists, only a gynecologist can make the diagnosis. Although "dysfunctional uterine bleeding" is often caused by glitches in the complex interplay of hormones, it is very important that this not be ignored because of the possibility of cancer. A polyp or a fibroids under the lining of the womb are two of several other possible causes.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to bleed only on one side during my period?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
One side period: Normal menstrual flow originates in the uterus -flows out the vagina and is not one sided.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
For some women though the blood only seems to be on one side of the pad. This is usually due to differences in the way the pad or tampon sits. We are not perfectly the same on either side and that difference can cause the blood to flow down one side or the other.
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