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Why is there bleeding in dark red including a small clot during my periods ?

i am 45 years old , have regular heavy periods that can last from 5-9 days , i finished my last one about two and a half weeks ago ,but know i am expiriencing a loss of much darker blood including a small clot.
Asked On : Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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The kind of irregular heavy bleeding you are having points towards having a uterine fibroid or some endometrial disorder or a hormonal imbalance. To come to a diagnosis, you need to have an ultrasound scan and then hormonal levels if needed.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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