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I have experienced menstrual beleeding that has basically lasted

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I have experienced menstrual beleeding that has basically lasted for two months along with continual weight loss. In fact, a pair of pants I bought two weeks ago no longer fit. I had been thinking it was due to stress I am under, but I am starting to wonder if I should really be concerned. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
Prolonged menstrual bleeding for two months along with weight loss is indeed a concern and should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. It can cause severe anemia and weakness and requires early treatment to prevent complications. Some possible causes are thyroid disorder, nutritional deficiency, hormonal imbalance, uterine polyps, tumors or cancer. Stress alone can cause menstrual abnormalities, but since your symptoms have lasted long enough and you have weight loss, evaluation to rule out above disorders is required.

You will need some blood tests including CBC, CMP, thyroid hormone levels, female hormone levels and possibly a pelvic ultrasound. So please see your doctor soon for evaluation. In the meantime drink plenty of fluids and electrolytes, eat a healthy balanced diet with good amount of proteins, and take a daily multivitamin supplement such as Centrum.
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