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Question: black smelly blood

 mellons06 - Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:04 pm

i am 52 and have been on the change ,for the past 2 years,i have had 3 periods in the last 2 years,for the past 5 days i have been loosing black realy smelly blood,i have been diagnosed with,a few fibroids in my womb,last year,i have terrable pain,while i am loosing this black blood,i am bloated so much i look 9 months pregnant,i have terrable night sweats,i don't sleep much,i have no energy.i cant have hrt,as theres to much cancer in the family,im at my wits end,
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:22 am

User avatar Hello,
You should definitely see a doctor but I am not suspecting cancer. With the changes that are happening you need to be sure you don't have infection or another condition requiring attention. Sometimes the endometrium (lining of the uterus) gets too thick. Bleeding becomes irregular due to hormones. Black usually just means the blood is old, clotting means it has pooled. But, a foul odor can suggest infection. It is not a typical sign of cancer though, so try not to worry too much about it.

It's just a good idea to have a gynecological exam and mammogram every year for early recognition of any abnormality. You may do fine without hormones, letting nature take its course, but it will give you peace of mind to be sure all is well.

Best wishes.
 mellons06 - Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:30 pm

thankyou so much debbie,i will GO SEE MY DOCTOR

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