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I'm 53 have had regular periods with severe pain until 4

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I'm 53 have had regular periods with severe pain until 4 months ago. Had no periods but severe cramps. Two weeks ago I started bleeding and it hasn't stopped. I feel a flurrting in my stomach. My tubes were tied 24 years ago. I thought it was menopause
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

if you are bleeding and not stopping, you need to see a doctor right away,

or gyn doctor

you need a uterine ultrasound

and you may even need a uterine biopsy to see why you keep bleeding.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is this? Pregnancy or cancer or something else?
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

most likely not pregnancy.

have you had unprotected vaginal sex recently?

you could have a vaginal infection or fibroid or something else

you need more testing to know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had sex with my boyfriend in June
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

that is 3 months ago.

you still need a gyn exam and ultrasound of your uterus.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Never have had this problem before. I've been really tired and I'm eating a lot. My breast are tender, having severe cramps, nausea and headaches. Also pains in my upper shoulder and chest. Also my left leg has felt a lot of pressure. Have a injury on my left foot.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My foot was ran over by a motorized cart at Wal-Mart with a very big woman riding it
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

have you tried a home urine pregnancy test yet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I haven't. Should I?
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

sure you can try it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will it affect the outcome if there is blood from my vagina when I pee?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm more tired now than I was working two jobs
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

I see.

well you really should see a doctor and get blood testing to check for anemia, low iron levels, to check for pregnancy, to check for uterine fibroids, to check for menopause status.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
your telling me that there may be more wrong than I thought there was! If I'm not pregnant what would be the movement in my stomach
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Really don't think this was worth the money I paid
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

you could be feeling gas or stool move in your stomach.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do know the difference between gas and bowel movement! I have three grown children. This is different. Also I do have some medical training. I'm not totally stupid! Just worried
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

I see

so go get a home pregnancy test to test your urine

this will tell if you are pregnant or possibly was pregnant before this heavy vaginal bleeding.

heavy bleeding now may mean you are not pregnant any more possibly