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period for 9 days, stopped, started, now spotting every day?

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hello i started my period on 3/1/12.i went for 9 whole days which is unusal.i stopped 1 day started spotting every single day until today i have cramps and the bleeding is much heavier.im nervous and thinking about going to the emergency room tonight its been 16 days.im on iron pills already for low cells.i also have my tubes tied.what can be wrong please give me some advice.


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replied March 16th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A32897
Hello,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The prolonged duration of vaginal bleeding/periods/spotting that you describe is not normal. If you have been sexually active, and if the bleeding is heavy and associated with abdominal cramps, backpain, presence of clots etc, then it could also be suggestive of possible ongoing miscarriage (pregnancy can occur due to chances of spontaneous tubal recanalization). Other possibilities include hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial problems/hyperplasia, uterine polyps/fibroid etc. If the bleeding is not getting controlled, you should consider visiting your treating doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding that you describe. Further treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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