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My periods have changed. When should I see a doctor about it?

My periods have changed. When should I see a doctor about it?

Specific changes.: Periods often change becoming longer or shorter, heavier or lighter, or with differing intervals. As a general rule, you should check with your doctor for menses consistently less than 20 days apart from beginning to beginning, bleeding longer than 7 days or bleeding and spotting longer than 10 days, unscheduled bleeding or spotting between menses, or bleeding heavier than 1 pad per hour. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor about my period problems?

When should I see a doctor about my period problems?

Why wait?: What are your problems: pain, heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, no cycles, trying to get pregnant? It's never too early if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a doctor about my abnormally long and heavy periods?

Do you think I should see a doctor about my abnormally long and heavy periods?

Absolutely why suffe: Suffer, and u want to make sure u do not have anything bad going on like an undiagnosed cancer or precancer- most likely not, but u could have fibroids, endometrial polyps, hormonal problems or other so with a proper workup u can get treatment so u have normal or light or no periods. ...Read more

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How do you insert a tampon? My gyn has done if for me but now I can't get it back in. Should I have a doctor look to see if I have something wrong?

How do you insert a tampon? My gyn has done if for me but now I can't get it back in. Should I have a doctor look to see if I have something wrong?

Tampons: First make certain you do not already have a tampon deep in the vagina which may impede the insertion of a second one. It is not uncommon to "forget" that a tampon was placed if the string is not visible. See your healthcare provider to make sure. If you place a little vaseline on the paper inserting tube, the tampon will be easier to place. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea for more than a month now. I am on my period too. Any idea why this is happening and what the doctor will do if I go see them?

I have had diarrhea for more than a month now. I am on my period too. Any idea why this is happening and what the doctor will do if I go see them?

Medical evaluation: is prudent. Physician will likely obtain a medical history, physical examination and possible tests such as Complete blood count or fecal ova & parasites. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor for my hives? I have had them for a month.

When should I see a doctor for my hives? I have had them for a month.

Dermatologist: Do not waste time with any other doc. Chronic urticaria is defined as hives for 6 weeks with no obvious cause. You are probably there. But you need to be evaluated because there are different types of hives. It is essential to define this. Treatment depends on it. This is done by asking questions and looking at you. Be sure to bring all meds, supplements, vitamins. Allergy and other tests are not ...Read more

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I have a old scar and it is bleeding. Should i go see a doctor. I have diabetes

I have a old scar and it is bleeding. Should i go see a doctor. I have diabetes

Yes: An old scar should not bleed. If there is bleeding, i would be concerned about a growth in the area. Squamous cell carcinomas, a type of skin cancer, can happen in long-standing chronic scarring conditions. Please have a dermatologist evaluate this right away. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed that it takes 3 months or more for my bruising to go away and wanted to know if I should be concerned about that?

I have recently noticed that it takes 3 months or more for my bruising to go away and wanted to know if I should be concerned about that?

YES: It does depend on whet areas are bruised and size and kind of tissue involved. At your age 3 months is uncommonly long. See your md and you may be referred to a vascular md for evaluation. Could be bloodwork turns up something, capillary fragility, diabetes, any number of syndromes. See the md soon. The external bruising is what you see-- you may have internal as well. ...Read more

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I have had my period for over a month with clotting. is this something I should be worried about?

I have had my period for over a month with clotting. is this something I should be worried about?

Yes: If you have been bleeding and passing clots for over a month there is a very real concern about anemia. You need to be seen this week by a gynecologist or your primary care provider. Be safe and be seen. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a miscarriage and I have been bleeding for a month, it stinks bad. I never went to the doctor whatswrong?

What to do if I had a miscarriage and I have been bleeding for a month, it stinks bad. I never went to the doctor whatswrong?

See your doctor: Some miscarriages are associated with infection or retained placenta or fetal tissue. Most miscarriage related bleeding stops after 2 weeks. Please see your doctor. He can do some blood tests and ultrasound and help you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it bad if you have been on your period for 12 days and if so what should I do?

Is it bad if you have been on your period for 12 days and if so what should I do?

See a Gyn : 12 days is too long. A normal period should last no more than 7 days. Please make an appointment to be evaluated by a gynecologist. This is a common issue and your gyn should be able to help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have an IUD but I haven't been able to feel the string for about a month. Should I be worried? I have an appointment for next week.

I have an IUD but I haven't been able to feel the string for about a month. Should I be worried? I have an appointment for next week.

Don't worry: It is not uncommon for IUD strings to curl under cervix or into OS (cervical opening). It is not common, but not impossible for IUD to become completely expelled without patient's knowledge. I would recommend being seen sooner to confirm that your IUD is still in uterus. ...Read more