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35 years old and have been menstruating July through Dec.

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I am a 35 year old female, who has been menstruating since July 2012 and here it is December 2012. I do have an appointment with my OB but I am concerned. What should I inquire about?

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replied December 18th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A41058
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It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the prolonged bleeding/periods that you describe without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. Prolonged vaginal bleeding/periods is not normal and should not be ignored. If pregnancy chances are ruled out, further evaluation must be done to rule out chances of hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, anemia, bleeding disorder, vitamin deficiencies, endometrial hyperplasia, etc. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest 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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