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2 months ago the signs of menstruation started

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Good day doc,
My wife has a prolonged periods after stopping birth control of which she took for about 16 months after having our first child. She decided to stop the injection 7 months ago and after that she stayed for about 5 months without menstruation. Nearly 2 months ago she spotted the signs of menstruation which has been there up to now coming out in varying quantities.
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replied May 24th, 2014
Menstruation Answer A47421
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Prolonged bleeding can be due to various causes. If se had stopped birth control use, and had been sexually active, then it can also indicate possibility of miscarriage. Other causes include hormonal imbalances, anemia, bleeding disorder, endometrial hyperplasia, etc. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the bleeding that she describes without examining her and going ahead with further evaluation. The exact cause can only be made out after careful examination and evaluation. She should consider visiting her doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and evaluation to look for the underlying cause and get started on suitable measures (based on examination findings and evaluation results). She should be in regular monitoring and follow-up with her treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. She should take adequate rest. She should drink plenty of water. She should maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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