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What causes prolonged menstruation?

I have PCOS. I usually have prolonged menstruation. First few weeks,it is lighter but after several weeks it is becomin heavier. I am 35 years old, no child yet. This month i had my menstruatio which is 2 weeks now. First week it is just a normal flow with some blood clots. Second week,it is lighter but the smell is stinky and color brown. Just this morning, whi.e having shower, a white spongy membrane came out,,.with some gushing of blood. I as worried. Last wed ,white clot also came out. I am not using contraceptive. Right now, when i stand,the blood just gush or flow heavily. This is the first time i experience this.I hope you can advice me what to do. I also experience cramps, nausea and stomach upset. Thank you.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
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OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine 's  Response
Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. There is irregular and delayed periods in PCOS because of hormonal disturbances. But since you are having heavy bleeding with abdominal cramps, with a history of passing of white fleshy mass, you mightn be having
a abortion. No contraceptive usage can lead to pregnancy. Heavy gush of bleeding is associated with abortion process.
I would suggest you to consult an OBGYN specialist as soon as possible and get properly examined, investigated and treated accordingly. Delay in seeking treatment can lead to excessive blood loss and further complications.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Wishing you good health.
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What causes prolonged menstruation?

Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. There is irregular and delayed periods in PCOS because of hormonal disturbances. But since you are having heavy bleeding with abdominal cramps, with a history of passing of white fleshy mass, you mightn be having a abortion. No contraceptive usage can lead to pregnancy. Heavy gush of bleeding is associated with abortion process. I would suggest you to consult an OBGYN specialist as soon as possible and get properly examined, investigated and treated accordingly. Delay in seeking treatment can lead to excessive blood loss and further complications. Hope you found the answer helpful. Wishing you good health.