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bleeding gradually increased since D&C

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Hello! I'm 44 and have never been pregnant. My period has always been regular (25-29 days) until very recently. Mi started getting spotting between periods, and the frequency of periods increased to every 2.5 to three weeks. My doctor performed a D&C to diagnose the problem. She found nothing during the procedure, and the biopsy was negative. The first few days after the surgery I had almost no bleeding, then it gradually increased. Today, one week after the procedure, I feel like I have my period, which would be on time from before the surgery. I know it's normal to bleed for a couple of weeks, but is it normal for it to get heavier as the days go on? I have no fever, and mild cramping. Could I possibly have my period? Is there any lining left to shed? When should I be alarmed? I have RA, so infections are always a concern. I'm worried. :-(

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replied June 23rd, 2013
Menstruation Answer A43958
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If your bleeding has started around your expected period time, it could be your actual period. However if the heavy bleeding has been persistent, further evaluation should be done to rule out underlying causes like hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, anemia, bleeding disorder, vitamin deficiencies, endometrial hyperplasia, etc. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause (you may also consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist if you are worried). Treatment as indicated (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.
Take care.

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