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Heavy periods and menopause

Is the menopause causing heavy periods?


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  • Rania's photo avatar
    Rania — 28.04.2018 08:43
    Hi I am 47 years old. Since last year there has been a pause in periods. But from the last month I am having continuos periods but at a slow pace like for a day and then a pause for another day. Is this dangerous and does this also leads to nausea?


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      eileen — 30.04.2018 10:57
      Hi Rania Although this can happen as you approach the menopause bleeding like this is not good for you and can cause anaemia (low iron). It is important to get this checked out by your doctor, they may be able to give you something to stop the bleeding and they can make sure that there is no other cause such as fibroids.


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    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


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      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.


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