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Old 03-25-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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85 year old with vaginal bleeding

My 85 year old friend has had three episodes of bleeding. Each time it starts with a brownish color and then a significant amount of red blood and clots, and then stops. It started in December. She is nauseous, weak and is losing her balance. She is 97 pounds but has only been up to 108 about a year ago.

She does not want to see the doctor but, knows that she must. What things are potential causes?

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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Re: 85 year old with vaginal bleeding

Could as simple as a UTI. My husband's 94 year old aunt - - same basic symptoms. A week of antibiotic and that took care of the problem. BUT she must go to the doc's.

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Re: 85 year old with vaginal bleeding

Your friend needs to see a doctor ASAP, it could be cancer. The same thing happened to my sister-in-law at age 83.

Old 04-05-2010, 01:25 PM   #4
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Re: 85 year old with vaginal bleeding

I heartily agree she should see a doctor ASAP. My grandmother had the same symptoms. Her aorta was leaking. She had a replacement aorta installed and was fine for many years. If not, her outcome could have been much different.

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