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57 years old, still having heavy period. Heavy bleeding since tuesday evening, and today is saturday.

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not normal

By age 57 your body is in menopause, so this type of bleeding (postmenopausal bleeding) is abnormal.
U really need to be seen to be checked for 'dangerous' causes: endometrial cancer or precancerous cells; polyps in the uterus, fibroid tumors can cause; certain ovarian tumors can cause, or sometimes - menopause can cause such thinning of the lining(endometrium) that it is unstable and bleeds rando.

In brief: Not normal

By age 57 your body is in menopause, so this type of bleeding (postmenopausal bleeding) is abnormal.
U really need to be seen to be checked for 'dangerous' causes: endometrial cancer or precancerous cells; polyps in the uterus, fibroid tumors can cause; certain ovarian tumors can cause, or sometimes - menopause can cause such thinning of the lining(endometrium) that it is unstable and bleeds rando.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Dr. Wendy Askew
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Abnormal bleeding

Any irregular or excessive bleeding that is different from what you usually experience should be discussed with a doctor. It might be a normal process related to aging or weight gain, but you want to make sure that it isn't anything worse, like an infection or cancer.
Start tracking your bleeding on a calendar to help your doctor understand what's going on.

In brief: Abnormal bleeding

Any irregular or excessive bleeding that is different from what you usually experience should be discussed with a doctor. It might be a normal process related to aging or weight gain, but you want to make sure that it isn't anything worse, like an infection or cancer.
Start tracking your bleeding on a calendar to help your doctor understand what's going on.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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