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   Posted 12/7/2016 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, all! It's been a very long time since I've posted, but I hope everyone is hanging in there. I have a very personal question for my fellow female lupies. I had what seemed like a normal period, but it lasted a couple weeks. Now (a week after that one ended), it is back with a vengeance! I am bleeding more heavily than I ever have, & it's been going on for several days. No cramps or anything, just very heavy bleeding. I'm starting to get a little concerned, but I don't know if it's worth calling the dr for, or if I'm overreacting. Anyone have any experience with this type of situation?
Lots of love,

Diagnosis: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reynauds, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Anemia, Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease

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   Posted 12/8/2016 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi DQueen. I think this is much more serious than just your period. I've known two women in your situation and one had to get a blood transfusion. See your primary care or gynecologist as soon as possible, which ever you can see the quickest. Let us know how you're doing! Love Ya, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency), Hypertension, Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry

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   Posted 12/9/2016 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Butterflake -- I've been told that ANY and ALL unusual bleeding should be at minimum investigated by my PCP, or if you have a GYN see them. The sooner the better so they can determine where the blood is coming from.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
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