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I have a few questions regarding my monthly cycle.

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Hello,
I have a few questions regarding my monthly cycle.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have charted my monthly cycle for over a year, I have what seems to me very normal periods that come as expected. Never have had any concerns. I started my period on Monday the 30th as expected. I am at the tail end of my period and have suddenly experienced very heavy bright red bleeding and am passing lots of I guess are blood clots. The cramps feel diffrent than your average cramps. I am 37 years old have have vaginally birthed 3 healthy children with no pregnancy complications.
I also have recently started to check my cervix and have noted all the changes in my monthly cycle including position during ovulation etc.
Should I be concerned about these changes?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These changes can be part of aging process.

However, heavy periods can be due to the change hormone levels in your body.

Stress, recent infection, certain medications can cause this commonly.

That should be a temporary phenomenon.

Usually by 2-3 cycles your bleeding may go back to normal amount.

Even if it persists it still can be normal variation.

Uterine fibroid tumor can cause such heavy bleeding as well 9 submucosal fibroids).

Hence you should get it checked if it persists for more than 2 months.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank youOne last question about my cycle, is it common for your cervix not to drop to a low more hardened state while or before your period begins? It has remained high and soft.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

Yes that is also possible.

Softness alone can be a sign of ensuing period.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you..
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

Very welcome

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