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Heavy periods and menopause

Is the menopause causing heavy periods?


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  • Hetal Patel 's photo avatar
    Hetal Patel — 17.04.2018 01:06
    I want this but I live in India. I have to much problem during periods my age is 45 years and every 7 days or 15 days I am going to in periods with heavy bleeding. Please advise me.


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      Eileen — 19.04.2018 09:21
      Hetal, I suggest that you let the doctor know as heavy bleeding is not good for you. Ask the GP to check this out for you. Try a gentle iron tonic to see if it helps, in the meantime. P.S. Yes, you can join and can get emails but will not get the pack. I hope this helps.


  • Lisa's photo avatar
    Lisa — 13.04.2018 20:55
    I have had my period for 12 days now i am 49


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      Eileen — 16.04.2018 12:42
      Hello Lisa, Heavy periods can be common during the menopause, usually experienced with irregular periods. Fluctuating hormone levels have a knock-on effect on the pattern of menstruation. However, I would suggest that you ask the doctor to test your hormone levels and iron levels to clarify the situation. A gentle iron tonic might help in the meantime.


  • Sharon hassan 's photo avatar
    Sharon hassan — 28.03.2018 08:10
    Hi any advice please ,periods stopped over a year ago along with hot flushes in day with help of soya isoflavones and menapausal vitamin /mineral supplements, and citalopram mood lifted however then had past 3 months occasional break through blessing but this month had awlful night sweats ,really low mood and very heavy period ,I feel so awlful I don’t know what to take for the best ,any advice please


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 29.03.2018 12:20
      Hi Sharon Many women go without a period for months or even a year or so and then either get a single one back again or they restart for a few months. The one-off period or spate of periods is often caused by things such as a 'last fling' by your hormones, stress, illness, strenuous exercise, dieting, change of diet (especially if you improve it); however, it is best to get it checked out by your doctor as well.


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