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Menstrual bleeding will not stop

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My menstrual bleeding will not stop. Sometimes it's extremely heavy (lots of large clots, but most of the time it's not really that much). I had this problem a couple years back and was put on birth control, which actually helped, but I could no longer afford the medication. Should I be worried that this has started up again, and what could it be? I don't really have cramps or any pain so it usually doesn't bother me, but when it's really heavy, I can't leave the house. I'm getting sick of it interfering with my life, but I'm kind of scared to go to the doctor for fear that it's something serious.


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replied October 18th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A16714
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Changes in menstrual bleeding pattern are not a good sign. If it was your usual periods that got controlled with use of birth control pills, then you should consider going back on them after confirming with your treating gynecologist. If there was any other underlying cause, then you will require further investigations now to see what the current status is, to be able to start you on appropriate treatment. Since it is interfering with your daily life, do not further delay your visit to your gynecologist for examination and further investigations. If it is something serious, the early recognition and start of adequate treatment will help you to prevent complications.
Take care.



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