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Causes of prolonged menstrual bleeding (3 mos)? Cycle has been very light, brief (36-48 hrs) & rare (8-12 mos) for over 10 years. 32. No children.

Causes of prolonged menstrual bleeding (3 mos)?  Cycle has been very light, brief (36-48 hrs) & rare (8-12 mos) for over 10 years. 32. No children.

Irregular periods: Having periods that are rare with sometimes several months between them may be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome aka (pcos) . On the other hand your current 3 months of bleeding require a proper work up. You should a complete blood count to check for anemia and an ultrasound to check for anatomical abnormalities. In short, it is time to see an obgyn. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Can stress cause excessive/prolonged menstrual bleeding? I gave birth a year ago and my period seem to be longer than my usual cycle. Lots of pain.

Can stress cause excessive/prolonged menstrual bleeding? I gave birth a year ago and my period seem to be longer than my usual cycle. Lots of pain.

Need more info: Stress can cause a lot of physical, mental and organic body problems. Lots of pain is not a good sign. Please get an appointment with a gynecologist very soon and get an expert opinion as to the cause your complaint. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding?

What can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding?

AUB: A variety of things from irregular ovulation, to low platelets, fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis and the perimenopause. Because of the variety of issues possible, its best to discuss with your provider what he/she thinks is the cause. If you're done having children, you may be an ablation candidate. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

If you have been: Bleeding more than a week - contact you gynecologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

Can you tell me how I could stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

See your doctor: Because bleeding at 49 is likely a hormone imbalance, there are medications that can help, but they require a prescription and an examination to determine the cause and develop a safe treatment plan. ...Read more

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What would cause menstrual bleeding after 12 yrs of not having a cycle?

What would cause menstrual bleeding after 12 yrs of not having a cycle?

See GYN ASAP: This is not normal, please see your family or GYN doctor ASAP. This could be endometrial cancer, and needs evaluation with an exam and endometrial biopsy. Please do not delay. ...Read more

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Can B12 injections cause irregular heavy menstrual bleeding?

Can B12 injections cause  irregular heavy menstrual bleeding?

NO: Vitamin B12 is extremely safe and has no known toxicity. There is no known association with menstruation. See http://www.Crnusa.Org/safetypdfs/013crnsafetyvitaminb12.Pdf if you have heavy bleeding B12 (along with iron & folic acid) will help you make new blood cells. Irregular heavy bleeding may be caused by fibroid tumors or other imbalances and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Q:what would cause bleeding for 13 days not during normal menstrual cycle?

Many things: Many things can cause abnormal uterine bleeding. You should see your gynecologist for this complaint. Your doctor may first check a pregnancy test as bleeding may be pregnancy related. If that's negative, your doctor will look for other gynecological causes. ...Read more

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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