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I am 47 years old woman....I have had a sometype

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Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Question: I am 47 years old woman....I have had a sometype of period for the last 26 days. Never has happened before. Not alot of clotting...some cramping. Could this be normal??
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not normal. Needs investigations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
You are having prolonged vaginal bleeding,a menstrual disorder called Menorrhagia.
There are many causes for having such heavy bleeding commonest being:-
-Female hormone imbalance,
-Uterine fibroids,
-Disorders of the uterine lining,
-Uterine,ovarian or cervical cancer,
-Hypothyroidism,
-Endometrial hyperplasia,
-Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, to name a few.
To rule out these you should go for blood profile, ultrasonography, thyroid profile, endometrial biopsy, hormonal profile or sometimes you require D&C.

You can try the following till you get your test reports done.
1) Take iron supplement.
2) Use Trapic-MF, ibuprofen and oral contraceptive pills to stop bleeding. You will need a written prescription from a doctor for these medicines.
3) You can go for minera IUD once your cause is ruled out.
4) Eat healthy and leafy vegetables and fruits.
5) D&C may also be helpful in some cases.

You should consult a gynecologist and get your examination and investigations done.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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Brief Answer: Not normal. Needs investigations. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. You are having prolonged vaginal bleeding,a menstrual disorder called Menorrhagia. There are many causes for having such heavy bleeding commonest being:- -Female hormone imbalance, -Uterine fibroids, -Disorders of the uterine lining, -Uterine,ovarian or cervical cancer, -Hypothyroidism, -Endometrial hyperplasia, -Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, to name a few. To rule out these you should go for blood profile, ultrasonography, thyroid profile, endometrial biopsy, hormonal profile or sometimes you require D&C. You can try the following till you get your test reports done. 1) Take iron supplement. 2) Use Trapic-MF, ibuprofen and oral contraceptive pills to stop bleeding. You will need a written prescription from a doctor for these medicines. 3) You can go for minera IUD once your cause is ruled out. 4) Eat healthy and leafy vegetables and fruits. 5) D&C may also be helpful in some cases. You should consult a gynecologist and get your examination and investigations done. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal