Unusual periods

Patient : Hi. I became a parent 8 months ago, my periods after were normal. But recently they have changed, I have been on my period for just over 1 month now, but it's dark brown old blood & sometimes has little clots in. I found a small lump on the inside of my vagina too, like a little smaller than a pea. Thanks
Symptoms:  Sometimes my cagina stings
Doctor :   Thank you for your query. Prolonged menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia maybe due to various reasons. The r easons can vary from simple to ones that may need medical intervention. Since you are complaining of bleeding from over a month it is advised to see the doctor who will diagnose the underlying reason after a series of tests. Based on which she can prescribe medication. Generally they will be in the form of simple birth control pills etc, which will help normalise any hormonal imbalance, thus restore the normal menstrual pattern. The normal cycle pattern being from 21 to 35 days. Regarding the lump probably it is Bartholin gland which has become a cyst, or may have become infected. Your doctor will examine it and probably send in a swab for culture. She will then advice simple remedies to wash the area with warm water 3-4 times a day. Occasionally the cyst may require drain depending on the severity which is a very minor surgical procedure. Take Care. Have a Good day!

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