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Category: OB GYN
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Experience:  MBBS, MS. Deal with women related all surgical problems including genito-urinary and breast surgery.
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I'm not sure I just had a twenty day period heavy. Then for

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I'm not sure I just had a twenty day period heavy. Then for days free then 5more heavy. Now I'm burning down there. I'm almost 48 is this normal.
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: Not now but I have a high tolerance for pain. They were regular until two years ago when I skipped 4. But been regular since.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have spina bifida, sip accute intermittent prophetic and have been constipated two weeks.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

Let me at the outset tell you that this is not normal. The most common reason for this are:

1) Fibroid uterus

2) Hormonal aberrations.

There can be other causes too like polyp uterus, endometrial hypertrophy.

You wold need following investigations to ascertain the cause;

A. Ultrasound

B. Blood work for thyroid function tests, prolactin, FSH, LH, estradiol, progesterone.

Premenopause (which means that menopause may be nearing), may be responsible for your symptoms, but hormonal assessment is mandatory.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

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