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I'm 41 years old . Suddenly my period is bright red and very heavy is this normal ?

I'm 41 years old . Suddenly my period is bright red and very heavy is this normal ?

Maybe: You can expect changes in your period as menopause approaches and if your cycle lengthens your period can become heavier because you had more time for the lining to grow but other things can also cause this. You need a full history, exam, and appropriate testing to be able to say whether your very heavy, bright red period is normal or not. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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What does it mean if my period is bright red during menapause and accompanied by lingering pain?

What does it mean if my period is bright red during menapause and accompanied by lingering pain?

GYN eval needed.: If you had a complete cessation of periods for at least a year and now have begun bleeding again (accompanied by abdominal pain) please seek gynecological evaluation. ...Read more

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On for 6 weeks now i just got an ultrasound done yesturday an now my period is bright red with an odor ?

 On for 6 weeks now i just got an ultrasound  done yesturday an now my period is bright red with an odor ?

Unclear: I'm sorry, not understanding the first part of your question probably due to a typo -- "On for 6 weeks now" -- makes me unable to give or even guess at a helpful answer. Please resubmit:) ...Read more

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I started my period 4 days early. Ive been in more pain than usual. Body aches and cramping.My period is bright red in color and watery.Is this normal?

I started my period 4 days early. Ive been in more pain than usual. Body aches and cramping.My period is bright red in color and watery.Is this normal?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and i got into a fuss he shoved me down 2 days later started my period bright bright red big clots lots of them and neverending flow for ?

My boyfriend and i got into a fuss he shoved me down 2 days later started my period bright bright red big clots lots of them and neverending flow for ?

Domestic violence: The unusually heavy bleeding may or may not be related to an injury, but it should be evaluated by a doctor. Equally important is feeling safe in your home and freeing yourself from domestic violence. Please call the Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-7233 ...Read more

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Came on my period last for 7 days but it was bright red, then 6 days later started spotting, then my period was bright red again but it last 5 days?

Came on my period last for 7 days but it was bright red, then 6 days later started spotting, then my period was bright red again but it last 5 days?

An abnormal cycle: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Why would my period be bright red at the end? Im on my 5th day & im also having blood clots. Its not really heavy by the way..

Why would my period be bright red at the end? Im on my 5th day & im also having blood clots. Its not really heavy by the way..

It is most likely ok: It is most likely a normal situation but to be on the safe side your doctor can do a small biopsy specially if this is a new thing for you. ...Read more

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Just turned 40.. im on my 8th day of my period. Bright red which is unusual for me. Usually only have it 5 days. Should I worry?

  Just turned 40.. im on my 8th day of my period. Bright red which is unusual for me. Usually only have it 5 days. Should I worry?

Track cycles: Track your cycles over the next few months. If they continue to be long and heavy schedule a visit with your obgyn to discuss options for cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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