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45 year old women has been having heavy bleeding for over 3

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45 year old women has been having heavy bleeding for over 3 weeks it did stop for a couple of days then started again. What could be causeing this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Kala replied 7 years ago.

Is this the first time this has happened? If not how many other times in the past year?

Have you missed any periods recently?

Describe your usual period.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
This the 1st time, no periods have been missed . Period usually starts heavy then tapers off and is done in about week to 9 days.
Expert:  Dr. Kala replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the additional information.

Since this is the first time it is most likely due to hormonal imbalance. This will generally work out on its own but if this repeats in another cycle then an evaluation of the uterus is indicated. While you are only 45 years old it could also be the start of he perimenopausal period (PMP) which is characterized by extreme irregularity. Your hormones are fluctuating more than usual during this time. The periods can be heavier or lighter, longer or shorter, there may even be intermenstrual bleeding. An evaluation of the uterus may be indicated if the bleeding continues past 3-4 weeks. You may want to increase the intake of iron rich foods like green vegetables. Make sure you are getting at least 64 oz of water a day and avoid or reduce the caffeine consumption, which can further increase the daily water requirements.

Hope this is clear, if not let me know.
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