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Menopause

Abnormally long period

05/29/2008

Question:

I will be 50 in July. My doctor had my blood drawn on Tuesday to check my hormone levels because I have had a period since April 2, 2008. What could be causing this besides menopause? What can be done to stop the bleeding while I wait for the results? Thanks!

Answer:

You could try a form of progesterone to stop the bleeding.  You may need a pelvic ultrasound or an endometrial biopsy to be sure nothing else besides menopause is causing the problem.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati