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By Anonymous August 17, 2012 - 4:59am
 
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I am a 40 yr old women with normally heavy periods. Recently I have had a couple of uterine polyps removed(1.5 yrs ago) and still waiting to have one more removed. I am wondering if this could have an effect on my period. I have noticed that in the last 6 mos. or so, that they start out heavy but like a tap being turned off, stops. Most times it restarts with a vengence. But my last one was only heavy for maybe 2.5 days then stopped completely, but very painful when it was heavy. Any ideas out there? thankyou

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for posting. The irregular period that you have been experiencing is related to your uterine polyps. Here is some information you may find useful:

Signs of uterine polyps include:

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/img/icon_li_footer.gif); min-width: 0px; padding-left: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Irregular menstrual bleeding — for example, having frequent, unpredictable periods of variable length and heaviness
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/img/icon_li_footer.gif); min-width: 0px; padding-left: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Bleeding between menstrual periods
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/img/icon_li_footer.gif); min-width: 0px; padding-left: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Excessively heavy menstrual periods
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/img/icon_li_footer.gif); min-width: 0px; padding-left: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/img/icon_li_footer.gif); min-width: 0px; padding-left: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Infertility

Uterine polyps can develop in pre- or postmenopausal women. Postmenopausal women may experience only light bleeding or spotting.

When to see a doctor
Seek medical care if you have:

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/img/icon_li_footer.gif); min-width: 0px; padding-left: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/img/icon_li_footer.gif); min-width: 0px; padding-left: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Bleeding between menstrual periods
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/img/icon_li_footer.gif); min-width: 0px; padding-left: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; background-position: 0px 7px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Irregular menstrual bleeding

Hope this helps,

Rosa

August 17, 2012 - 6:27am
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