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Abnormal Bleeding - Heavy & Thick (20 years old)

By Anonymous March 19, 2009 - 4:18pm
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I started heavy, thick bleeding today. My normal period was 1-1/2 weeks ago and was a normal cycle. I am 20 years old. Please advise if I should be concerned & call/see my doctor. What would cause this?

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Anon, I agree with Alysia. You should at least call your doctor's office and speak to a nurse over the phone; they will know your history and will be able to ask you questions that will determine whether you need to be seen by a doctor.

In the meantime, here is a page with some links about midcycle bleeding:


Has anything changed in your life in the last several weeks? Have you started (or ended) a medication, for instance? Have you had any medical procedures? Have you been under an extra level of stress?

March 20, 2009 - 9:42am

Yes, whenever there is something unusual like this, you should consult your doctor. Are you taking birth control pills, by any chance?

March 19, 2009 - 8:12pm
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