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heavy period all the time. It just worries me, i had cancer

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It's me again, I posted back in April concerning a long period. Well it finally stopped at 12 days, then I went back to normal (if there is a normal when you are dealing with menopause).
Come October the 4th, had a regular period , but then nothing until January 14th. That's the period I am still on right now. Today is the 14th day and it isn't looking like its going to stop anyway soon. It's just weird, every morning I can feel it pouring and it's bright red. I probably use 1-2 pads a day. It's not a heavy period all the time. It just worries me, I was diagnosed anemic probably 3 years ago and don't want to get even more anemic. I can't take any meds due to having breast cancer 5 years ago. Everything went well with the cancer and the mastectomy, the cancer was all contained and I just had both breasts removed. Didn't have to have any chemo or radiation. Chose no reconstruction, now I can be whatever size I choose to be that day. How long should I go before a doctor visit? Thanks


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replied January 28th, 2014
Menopause Answer A45833
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the altered bleeding that you describe without thorough evaluation. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination and evaluation to look for the exact underlying cause and confirm/rule out menopausal onset. 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.
Take care.


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