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47 yr old been bleeding for 20days now

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Created May 31, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I am 47 and I have been bleeding for 20 days I am not sexualy active and I am not on any medications.. I don't know what to do?. I don't have any medical insurance and finding it hard to find a doctor... Is this a serious matter? Should I goto the er???? Please help Karen

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on June 01, 2013
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no I've been eating same thing nothing out of my normal routine.. Thank you for helping me. I'm going to see if I can wait it out.

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on May 31, 2013
at 08:13 PM

We are not doctors. Go see a real one.

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on June 01, 2013
at 02:12 AM

It could be perimenopause. I did same thing this February. My periods kept getting closer together, then came for 2-3 weeks. I went to Primary doc. She said that is common at my age of 47. I am hoping they will just stop all together here soon. Can you go to a county clinic or planned parenthood? They normally offer services on a sliding scale (down to very reduced free). This may be a very natural process.

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on June 01, 2013
at 02:28 AM

Karen, Considering your age, I think Laura's answer is the best. Find a clinic. They may put you on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which should stop the bleeding. Hopefully, you won't have to stay on the HRT for too long if you don't want to.
Good luck. Perspicuity

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on June 01, 2013
at 12:38 AM

You need to go to the ER today, if not immediately. If you feel faint dial 911 and do not drive yourself there. ERs are set up to provide you with a case worker who can work out how your care will be paid for, if you can't afford it, you will be covered.

There are a number of things that can happen like bleeding cysts or tumors, some can be life threatening. Do not wait until you are weak from blood loss to look into this.

P.S. I am voting to close this because PH is not here to replace professional medical advice. After you see a doctor, feel free to come back and chat about dietary and lifestyle stuff that might help with whatever is found to be the case.

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on May 31, 2013
at 07:58 PM

You should go to the ER.

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on June 01, 2013
at 01:27 AM

Id make an apt at an urgent care center. I dont think the er is necessary at all if its just period blood.

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on May 31, 2013
at 10:24 PM

Just a thought, but just browsing around here today and saw many women complaning about Maca and menstral issues. If you are taking that that is, eitherway you should definetly go see a doctor.

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on May 31, 2013
at 08:34 PM

It could be a number of things, but the best thing to do is to not stress-- that will only make it worse. I know, easier said than done. The good thing about most hospitals is that they will work with you with the costs usually, depending on where you are, claiming no insurance and a payment plan, though a regular doctor visit would be cheaper. You have an urgent care or anything like that? They are usually good about working with you financially, as well. Have you been overly stressing lately or a change in diet or exercise?

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on June 01, 2013
at 12:22 AM

no I've been eating same thing nothing out of my normal routine.. Thank you for helping me. I'm going to see if I can wait it out.

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on May 31, 2013
at 08:08 PM

Is there pain associated? Go to the ER. If there's not... a regular doctor's visit would be cheaper, but if its hard to find one than the ER might still be your best bet.

I can't give medical advise, but keep the words PCOS (polycycstic ovary syndrome) and Endometriosis in your mind. When I was incredibly overweight I would often not menstruate for 3, 4, sometimes 7 months and then do it for two weeks. One time it lasted three. So, just keep those in mind if the doctors don't seem to be too willing to think on their own. Hate to say that, but sometimes it happens.

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