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10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am i bleeding now ? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.

10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am i bleeding now ? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.

See your doctor: Bleeding after menopause (defined as 1 year without a period or any bleeding) is always a reason to see your gyno. Your activity is unlikely to be a cause. There are some simple causes, such as a dry vagina and bleeding after sex, and some more worrisome causes that definitely need evaluation and treatment (pre-cancers and cancer). Don't worry, but do make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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My mom has excessive bleeding for 3 weeks every month with sometimes big baseball size clumps during pre menopause. What to do to stop bleeding?

My mom has excessive bleeding for 3 weeks every month with sometimes big baseball size clumps during pre menopause.  What to do to stop bleeding?

Depends on the cause: This bleeding is not normal but may be caused by many different things including abnormal anatomy as well hormone issues. Your mom needs a careful evaluation by a professional health provider. ...Read more

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What can I do for excessive bleeding during my period?

What can I do for excessive bleeding during my period?

Speak to your doctor: This is a relatively common complaint that women have. The answer involves multiple possibilities including gynecological causes (more likely) and blood issues. I would recommend contacting your gynecologist first. She/he will need to exam you before recommending other tests. If those are unrevealing, a referral to a hematologist is reasonable. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Excessive bleeding and large clots during period, how does my gyno know if something's wrong?

Excessive bleeding and large clots during period, how does my gyno know if something's wrong?

U Have Options: Depends on cause of heavy bleeding. Need evaluation and sonogram. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible. ...Read more

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What to do about excessive bleeding during menstrual cycle? I soak through heavy and even overnight pads

What to do about excessive bleeding during menstrual cycle?  I soak through heavy and even overnight pads

See your physician: There are a number of things that need to be done. You need to make sure you aren't anemic. Thyroid testing might also be helpful. An ultrasound of your uterus can rule out benign fibroid tumors. If all of your testing comes back normal, oral contraceptive pills can be prescribed to decrease your heavy bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I had excessive bleeding during intercourse, but I can't see my gyno for two weeks. What precautions should I take till then?

I had excessive bleeding during intercourse, but I can't see my gyno for two weeks. What precautions should I take till then?

Several things: I would encourage you to take a hand mirror and view the vaginal area looking for any irritated areas or traumatized areas superficially. Also I would encourage you to avoid further penetrating sexual activity as it may very have a deeper traumatized area of the vaginal vault/walls or even cervix that may require some time to heal. If you continue to bleed heavily go to urgent care, don't wait! ...Read more

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Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill. Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended. Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day. This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again. St

Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill.  Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended.  Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day.  This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again.  St

That : That is abnormal. Please be sure your pap smear is up to date and you may need an endometrial biopsy. I am concerned also that you are 55 and still on the pill, please ask your doctor because oral contraception increases cardiovascular risk after age 50. You could have fibroids causing your bleeding as well, your doctor can usually feel those on examination. Please see your gynecologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been experiancing excessive bleeding during menstration and sharp pains what could it be? I had a c-section 4 years ago and they discovered a lemon sized cyst on my left ovary. They removed it but ever since then i've have horrible pains during menst

I've been experiancing excessive bleeding during menstration and sharp pains what could it be? I had a c-section 4 years ago and they discovered a lemon sized cyst on my left ovary. They removed it but ever since then i've have horrible pains during menst

You : You need a pelvic ultrasound in order to see if the cysts returned or to see if you are dealing with uterine fibroids, which could be the cause of your pain and menstrual irregularities. There is no reason to be afraid to see your doctor. You will get much needed care and treatment which will ultimately improve your quality of life. Take care. ...Read more

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Had d&c on 4th due to excessive bleeding -spotting & mild bleeding for 2 days with severe cramps - cramps during bowel movement as well -is it normal?

Had d&c on 4th due to excessive bleeding -spotting & mild bleeding for 2 days with severe cramps - cramps during bowel movement as well -is it normal?

You could have: Endometriosis and that can cause bowel cramps even bowel bleeding. That is uterine tissue outside of the uterus. If it is on the outside of the colon it can just cause cramping. It is not normal in the usual since of the word but common if you have endometriosis ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Excessive Bleeding (Definition)

Excessive bleeding is a clinical finding in which a person bleeds a significant amount when they bleed. His bleeding is faster or longer that would otherwise be expected ...Read more