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Heavy periods and menopause

Is the menopause causing heavy periods?

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  • Amy's photo avatar
    Amy — 20.11.2017 12:15
    Worth a try !

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  • Jessica's photo avatar
    Jessica — 16.11.2017 12:45
    I'm 43 and for the last year and a half my periods are very irregular and for the last 3 months I've been bleeding (light to heavy spotting) almost every single day!!! I might get lucky for 1 or 2 days, but then it comes right back. I went through the same thing 11 months ago, except that the bleeding was MUCH heavier, which prompted me to see my OB/GYN who wouldn't accept it is the beginning of menopause and forced me through a bunch of useless tests and exams. Finally she prescribed the Depo shot which shorten my bleeding cycle to 3-4 weeks and it was much lighter. However, it was still unpredictable when my "cycle" would start. Sometimes 2 weeks after I finally stop bleeding to 2 months later. Now I'm back to non-stop bleeding/spotting and she wants to do the same stupid tests again! Is there anything I can do to just stop bleeding instead of going through all they want to do (D&C even though there is no build up of the lining and no fibroids, pap smear, internal ultrasound and endometrial ablation)?!?! This is going to sound terrible, but I went 17 years (no exaggeration) without be intimate due to my ex's hangups, now I'm with a wonderful man and can't do a damn thing!!!!

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      eileen — 16.11.2017 16:33
      Hi Jessica This scenario can happen as you approach the menopause and could indicate that your oestrogen is really high hence the continual bleeding. I can understand you not wanting to go through the tests again but it is important to try and find the root cause. Very high oestrogen can cause fibroids or cysts (which can then trigger this kind of bleeding) and if it is not treated is likely to get worse. This round of tests may show up something that wasn't visible last time. Unfortunately, over the counter herbal remedies are unlikely to be strong enough for this kind of imbalance. As the depo shot helped last time you could ask for a progesterone only pill (POP) or the Mirena Coil, both of which are often used for heavy/prolonged bleeding. Endometrial ablation can often work, the lining of the womb is burnt away so you wouldn't bleed again - sounds horrible but I am told it can be effective. Acupuncture can sometimes be useful so worth looking into if you can get a practitioner who specialises in women's health.

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    Aishling — 15.11.2017 23:00
    Hi. I'm 46 and I usualy have normal light periods but this period is heavey and still there a week on. All smears have been normal in the past. So it's unusual for me, I'm conscious of long term blood loss and the problems that can arise from this. Has anyone else have this happen. AISHLING

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      eileen — 16.11.2017 11:50
      Hi Aishling Periods changing is often one of the first signs that you are starting the approach to the menopause and you are in the average age group 45-55. Many women find that their periods can get closer together, heavier or longer and this is often just as a result of the way your hormones are behaving. You are right to be aware that prolonged bleeding may be an issue, especially for iron levels so it is best to check with your doctor as well.

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