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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Im 37 and for the past year, or maybe a little less, my periods have become very unusual. Sometimes I go up to 6 weeks without a period... sometimes the blood looks dark brown like its old and its thick... sometimes i will bleed hardly at all and then like I just experienced this time... i bled so much i was changing super tampons appx every 2 hours... about 24 hours into my cycle i soaked the tampon in less than an hour.... when i removed it huge clots came out (appx the size of the palm of my hand}... then it tapered back to a slight bleed. My periods usually only last 3 day... this time in particular my experience really frightened me... although its the second or third time its happened in this manner... I has never been so much.
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
User :   am i just getting older and starting menopause or should i really be concerned?
Doctor :   yes, this is one way to attain menopause
Doctor :   but you should need to be examined by a gynecologist
Doctor :   and get a pap smear done t know or rule out local cause
Doctor :   i strongly suspect the wearing off levels of rhe hormones at this age being the prime cause
Doctor :   the*
User :   thank you for your time...
Doctor :   but get a physical examination done once to confirm the fact
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