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I am 54 and my last period was Christmas eve of last yr. I

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I am 54 and my last period was Christmas eve of last yr. I am 3 weeks shy of going a full 12 months but I started a fairly heavy period Thu. And am having small blog clots
I am so worried it is cancer. Is this normsl?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This type of bleeding is still common in menopausal period.

The blood vessels can slough off from tissue shrinkage.

They can bleed a lot as they do not contract well.

Does not mean cancer right away.

Other benign causes include fibroid tumor in the uterus, endometrial thickening.

Please get it checked by your doctor.

The bleeding should stop on its own.

Best wishes,

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