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I am 54 years old and still having periods, alto irregular.

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I am 54 years old and still having periods, alto irregular. Once in a while between periods I will have very slight brown discharge. What is this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Your body is most likely trying to get through to menopause - but since you are having irregular periods you should get this evaluated by your ob/gyn as this could be fibroids (unlikely), polyps, a thyroid condition, or possible dysplasia or cancer.
So, I would recommend a pelvic exam, a possible pelvic ultrasound, a PAP smear, a TSH thyroid blood test, and since your period are irregular, I would recommend an Endometrial biopsy of the inside of the uterus (a 20 second procedure of the inside of your uterus).
I hope this helps, Please click on ACCEPT, thank you.
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