I have been bleeding since end of feb off n on but for last 10 days straight the first 4 of 10 days was some pretty good clots.. Went to doc about 3 wks ago they said my uterus is prob flaking they r not obgyn but said if not better in a month will refer me to one... My question is should i be concerned about the amount of days bleeding without stopping at all?? Oh im 41 with 5 kids and have had thyroid come back good.
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The prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding/altered periods along with presence of clots that you describe could suggest causes like hormonal derangements, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial hyperplasia, uterine fibroids, DUB, pregnancy (probable ongoing miscarriage), etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal bleeding that you describe. Thyroid hormonal analysis will help rule out any current imbalances (it should be repeated if the last test done was more than a month ago). Hormonal analysis done will help to confirm/rule out menopausal onset. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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