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    What causes persistent vaginal bleeding?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Women's Health
Question: My period has lasted for two weeks and doesn't seem to be slowing down.


I'm sorry, it's actually been two months, not two weeks. And, I guess I did try by increasing the dosage of my birth control. Still, no change.
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need a few more details

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear and thanks for your query to HealthcareMagic.
I have read your question carefully and understand your health concern.

In fact, two months of vaginal bleeding is a long period but to help further, I will need few more details:

Is vaginal bleeding abundant or light, such as vaginal spotting?
Do you have any other health issues, such as abdominal pain, bloating...?
What kind of contraceptives do you use?
When was the last time you have seen your gynecologist?

Waiting for your reply....

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 42 minutes later
Hello Dr. Mbiarra,

Thank you so much for your reply.

It seems to be a pretty consistent flow of red and/or dark colored blood.
I do seem a bit more bloated and do have some minor cramping on and off.
I take a birth control called "Nessa" or something like that.
I haven't seen my Gynecologist since the birth of my daughter 3 years ago as I don't have insurance.


I just wanted to check back and make sure that you had received my reply yesterday?

Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 34 hours later
Brief Answer:
You should see your gynecologist

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again and apologize for late reply.

If your vaginal bleeding is like a menstrual cycle as you describe and you have more than one month with this issue,and you haven't done any pelvic exam within three years you should see your gynecologist urgently.

Your gynecologist will do minimally :
pelvic exam to see your cervix for any polyps
transvaginal scan to exclude uterine fibroids (benign growths ) or uterine polyps and inner layer of uterus
blood test for anemia
If your gynecologist will exclude that you haven't uterine fibroids or polyps and inner layer is within range than reason of continuous vaginal bleeding can be due to hormonal imbalance .

Hope I have been helpful and please feel free for further discussion.

Regards

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