I know this is probably something that can't be answered without an exam, but I'm hoping to get some general information prior to. I'm a 32 year old female. I've never been pregnant and I am currently not on any kind of birth control. Within the past few months I have been experiencing some abnormalities with my menstrual cycle. A few months ago I skipped a period, so I went to my doctor. He determined that I was not pregnant and ran some bloodwork. Everything came back normal, so I was advised not to worry. Last month my period lasted almost two weeks (the average length of my period is usually around 5-7 days). Now I'm experiencing some very light bleeding off and on and it is too early to be expecting my period. I don't feel any pain, cramps, or discomfort during intercourse or urination...so far the only symptom seems to be the bleeding itself and perhaps a decrease in appetite (don't know if that is related or not.) Given these circumstances, I'm wondering what my potential issue is considering just a few months ago I was told everything is normal?
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The unusual bleeding and period pattern change that you describe could indicate possibilities like hormonal derangements, thyroid abnormalities, anemia, probable early menopausal onset, 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 symptoms that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings 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. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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