Bright red bleeding a week after period

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I just turned forty-five and had abnormal period. A week later I noticed bright red blood when wiping. Now it is strong enough to require a tampon and has lasted three days so far. Is this typical of perimenopause or should I be worried and see a Dr.

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    Sorry...first line should read "a normal period"

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    Hi if you are in perimenopause then yes your periods can become erratic and heavy. It can be embarrassing at times. However it would be wise to see your Doctor or the Nurse at the practice to discuss. 
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    Hi Natasha, I'm 46 now and have been dealing with this sort of thing for several years now on and off.  I went to the doctor to be checked over, as all the advice is to do so if you have irregular bleeding, 'just in case'.  In my case, I was diagnosed with low progesterone and then, we it happened again last year, referred to the hospital for a scan where they found several small fibroids.  I would talk to your doctor - it's most likely just your hormones starting to play up, but best to be sure! 

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    Definitely make an appt with your Dr. whenever there is bleeding in between periods. It's normal to go longer between periods but they want to know if you bleed in between.

    This is the reason I had to have my hysterectomy last year.

    May be nothing to worry about but you want to get it checked.

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