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Irregular periods and menopause

Irregular periods is a common symptom of the menopause

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  • Trudy 's photo avatar
    Trudy — 05.02.2018 21:23
    Hi im 46 and 21 months ago j lost my husband of 19 years to a brain tumour ; im now wandering if grief can bring forward the menopause as i have been bleeding since xmas day then after 21 days i had one day off then started again ! Still bleeding - also breasts tender .


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 07.02.2018 08:58
      Hi Trudi I am so sorry to hear about your husband, this must be an awful time for you. We do know that emotional or physical trauma can have a profound effect on the hormones so this could be what is happening with you. However, constant bleeding can cause low iron (anaemia) which in turn can trigger fatigue, low mood/anxiety, poor sleep, joint pains so it is really important that you get this checked out by your doctor. They may be able to give you some medication to stop the bleeding, also ask them to check your iron levels just in case you need an iron supplement.


  • Tina's photo avatar
    Tina — 08.11.2017 12:19
    Iam going on 51 I think I am going threw menopose this just started I skipped October period but I started last week in november how many days are you aloud to be on your period and some heavy bleeding ?IS THIS normal for menopose?


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 08.11.2017 15:48
      Hi Tina Some women do experience prolonged periods as they start the approach to the menopause. However, these are not good for you and can cause fatigue, low mood/anxiety, joint aches so if your periods keep going or only stop for a short while or you keep getting lengthy ones then it is important to see your doctor. They can test your iron and maybe also give you something to slow down the bleeding.


  • Suzanne's photo avatar
    Suzanne — 08.10.2017 04:30
    Irregular periods for yrs then i stoped for 17 mths the had a real heavy one and now its ten months and no period not sure if im thru menopause or what


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 09.10.2017 13:23
      Hi Suzanne We tend to say that you are through the menopause after 2 years without a period. Some sources say 1 year but we have found, as you did, that quite a few women can go a year or more then get one or two back again. Unfortunately, if it was a full period then you do have to start counting again, sorry!


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