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Period lasting a super long time
mom2fiveblessings posted:
I have always been very regular with a menstrual cycle occurring ever 28 days, shedding for 4-5 days, very rare cramps, and done. However, recently things have been much different. I have my annual appointment in 2 months, but I wanted to see if I could find some possible answers now. My periods are now 26 days apart. I shed for at least 2 weeks with heavy flow for a couple days and then it just drags on and on with the lining getting darker and darker. Still rarely have cramps, but with the shedding part lasting so long I am barely free from my period when it starts again. This month I had 12 days between the end until it started again. I am a 37 year old mother of 5 that has lost 70 lbs in the first 6 months of this year (I have 50 to go). Is this all because of the weight loss or is there something more going on? TIA.
georgiagail responded:
Ever consider that all this vaginal bleeding may have nothing to do with menstruation and is due to some other medical issue?

It would be a very good idea to move that appointment with your gynecologist up from 2 months from now to discuss all this bleeding with him/her.

Anon_6061 responded:
Weight loss can certainly change the menstrual cycle but this sounds like something more serious. Here's a comprehensive link about heavy menstrual bleeding - This is just the Table of Contents. You have to click on the sections you want to read to see their contents.

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