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few days in the middle of the month has turned in to 3 weeks

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I started getting mid cycle bleeding last Oct, went to my GP
she did a swab for infections and did a internal exam, no smear as I had one done a few months previously. So bloods and swabs were clear, she refered me to the hospital who said it was just hormonal ( noexamination ) but they would send me for a d and c encase which I am not waiting for. What started as bleeding for a few days in the middle of the month has turned in to 3 weeks this month of on and of bleeding and bloody discharge when i wipe after peeing. Some times its dark brownosh red but there has been bright red as well, I have noticed i have more discharge than before from mod cycle to my period. Sometimes its there when i pass a stool and for some reason when I drink alcohol I notice it. Mabe this is just a coinscidence. Im extremely worried- can hormones cause this much havoc or should i be concerned - other wise im v healty no losing weight no pain or anything, would be so greatful for some advice.


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replied August 17th, 2014
Womens Conditions Answer A48791
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Well the two most common cause of inter menstrual (between periods) spotting/bleeding are pregnancy and birth control pills. Other causes are hypothyroidism, cervical dysplasia, cervical polyps, cervicitis (infection/inflammation of cervix), vaginitis (infection/inflammation of vagina), cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalance as in polycystic disease of the ovary, use of blood thinners, genital ulcers, STDs and stress.

I think you should discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Hope this helps. Take care!


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