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52 years old. Is this normal?

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I have had my period for 14 days so far. I have to change every 2 hours. Prior to this my usual period lasted 3 to 4 days and I never bled this much. I am 52 years old. Is this normal?

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replied January 5th, 2011
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Welcome to ehealthforum.
Change in bleeding pattern and duration at your age could be suggestive of DUB (dysfunctional uterine bleeding), endometrial hyperplasia, uterine fibroids, ovarian issues etc.
Do not ignore the symptoms. Visit your gynecologist/obstetrician at the earliest for an urgent check along with hormonal analysis, ultrasound scan and examination to look for the underlying cause and start with treatment to stop the bleeding.
Take care.

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