Heavy periods perimenopause

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My mom went through menopause at 50, by her mother went through it at 39, nothing provoked this, just stopped having her periods. Could this be in my case? I heard that it skips a generation.
It is not necessary to treat the cycle changes caused by the perimenopause unless you begin to have heavy bleeding or excessive prolonged periods. Wild yam cream contains progesterone which is a hormone. I tend to like the natural progesterone creams that are compounded by the pharmacy because the amount of medication in them is much more consistent since they are regulated by the FDA.
Migraines (which I never had a headache before this all started 5 years ago), heart palpitations, awakened at night with what feels to be an internal trembling inside, periods change monthly, anywhere between 22-30 days apart, sometimes heavy lasting just a day, sometimes lighter, lasting just 3 days. I never have a period longer than 2-3 days. My hair seems to be dry, and I have weird feelings on my skin, like bugs crawling, sometimes it feels hot and burning.
It's quite possible you are approaching menopause. My doctor who is a female physician told me to expect possible heavy periods sometimes and that the periods would vary sometimes being light, sometimes heavy. I not quite sure about your reference to the numbers say I'm postmenopause. Anyway, call your doctor. See what he says. It sounds to me like you're approaching menopause. What about your symptoms makes you think cancer?
During perimenopause is it possible to have an uncomfortable, red swollen feeling in my vagina with the feeling of having to urinate frequently? I am 51 years old and my periods have begun to occur irregularly. Sometimes twice a month, sometimes every two months. Sometimes heavy, other times barely there.
 I have been having irregular periods for about 1 year.  Last year  i had my fsh drawn 21.9 and i think my LH was about 22.  Last aug i had a light period that lasted 2 weeks and every since my periods have been normal in length but occurring every 2-3 months.
I believe I am going through the perimenopause period because I have all the symptoms as regards to it. I have irregular periods, heavy bleeding sometimes, unexplained headaches, sleeping problems apart from the night sweats and hot flushes. I have also observed that my sex drive is completely gone. I saw my doctor a few weeks ago who suggested a hormonal balance test.
But before you get alarmed, my second GUESS is that, at age 47, you are in perimenopause which is the begining stage leading to menopause. Irregular periods, unusual amounts of bleeding from mere drops to Niagra Falls levels, these are all pretty normal symptoms that your body is getting out of the baby business and does NOT mean something is "wrong" with you. A simple blood test by your OB/GYN can tell if you are, indeed, heading into menopause.
One thing that is worrying me is my periods. I have always had irregular periods, except when on the pill for 2 short intervals in my 20s. However I have often fallen into some kind of cycle, e.g. every 6 weeks (about), every 5 weeks etc. 7 weeks would be max but very rarely that long unless very severe stress (I have an anxiety disorder).
Hi. Im 43 years old and have been having problems with my periods. I will be a month late, or sometimes even 3 months late. They will be heavy sometimes and light other times. This started about 3 yrs ago. My baby boys father passed away in 2004 and I stayed single for at least 8 yrs. After awhile of being alone, my family thought it was time for me to move on with my life, so I decided to start dating again. well I meet this great man and ever since we started having intercourse.
Seibel, I am 46 years old, perimenopausal, and have a question about the stages of perimenopause. My history includes regular cycles since age 13 of approx.
Could recurring scar tissue be affecting my ovaries and causing my light periods? How can I find out? I am so afraid my periods may stop altogether. What else could it be? What should I do?
I'm having some hot flashes, I'm irritable, and my periods are going crazy. My periods have always been kind of weird anyway. I took birth control pills and those settled my periods down and made them more regular. I had a tubal ligation 17 years ago, so I don't need the pill anymore, that I know of. Last November, I had a period that lasted 2 weeks, literally. Than, in December, I had 2 light periods, almost spotting. About 20 months ago, I had VERY heavy bleeding.
(shes 8) I am also a diabetic. My periods have always been pretty regular until last month. Around my usual start day and for 4 days after I had very light bleeding and then I had 7 days of regular/heavy bleeding. Then it stopped. This month I started normally but now have been bleeding for 2 weeks and sometimes its heavy, sometimes its normal. I can't get in to see my gyn for another week and just want to know if it is possible that i could be going into perimenopause?
Now, that I am in my fourties my start dates or more regular now, starting anywhere from day 21 to day 26. However, my periods usually last for 2 heavy days and almost done on day 3 or 4. My mom went into menopause when she was 42. Perimenopause can last for around 10 yrs. for some women and just a few for others. So who knows, I have no idea if that is what we are going through or not. : ( But it does stand to reason.
Memory problems or having trouble thinking clearly. Heavy or irregular menstrual periods. Symptoms occur slowly over time. At first you might not notice them, or you might mistake them for normal aging. See your doctor if you have symptoms like these that get worse or won't go away. How is hypothyroidism diagnosed? Your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms. You will also have a physical exam.
It certainly is possible that you could be entering perimenopause but you should be getting more symptoms than a missed period, I'd think. Usually, with perimenopause your periods become more erractic over a period of time, you get hot flashes and trouble sleeping. It might be a good idea to talk with your doctor if you are indeed entering menopause as there are medications, etc. that can help.
I've been wondering for a couple of years if I might be entering perimenopause. I'm 45, almost 46 years old. My periods have always been pretty regular and not too bad. Then I noticed they would come on heavy the first day or two, then lighten up to almost nothing for another couple of days and that would be it. This last cycle I was almost 2 weeks late, which never happens. (No, I'm not pregnant, and yes, I'm sure).
My period starts with about 2 light days, then 2 heavy days (no excessive bleeding or clots), then I seem to spot for DAYS. For instance, my period started 9/1 and today is 9/15 and I am still spotting. The spotting is a brownish color. There is no pain associated with this. I have also been experiencing vaginal dryness, low libido, worsened emotional PMS symptoms, anxiety/panic attacks, body hair (face/chin), fatigue and "brain fog".
I am not a medical professional, but I too have been trying to figure out what is going on with my body, so I can relate. It was also right around perimenopause when my symptoms of possible MS started to kick in and be noticed. My brain MRI is not normal and docs have ruled out mimics of MS. If you have good medical people who you trust, listen to you and care about you as a person, that helps a lot.
I'm 52, perimenopause I think, still monthly periods, had postcoital bleeding, had US, D&C, hysteroscopy. Only finding was 2 uterine polyps which were removed. Pathology showed proliferative pattern endometrium, prolonged estrogen effect, stromal breakdown (which I think is normal for menstrual cycle), haven't talked to Dr. yet, but I work in the hospital dept. and I transcribed my own report. Dr. said uterus was anteverted 8 cm.
thought maybe i'm having symptoms but also has occurred to me (35), I could be having early menopause? Mainly thinking this because I'm having periods of feeling hot and as if i have a fever and also headaches and bad fatigue. I have more CM than usual too. My prior AFs have been heavy and regular too. I tested Monday morning and got a BFN..headache is bad today,coming and going.
Suggestive disordered proliferative endometrium with benign endometrial ( functional) polyp. My doctor said it was potentially dangerous and that I would either have to go for Mirena or a hysterectomy. When I went in for a second opinion, the other doctor told me that it was a completely normal report and that my body was in perimenopause. He asked me to relax and take things easy. Now after 6 months, after a delay of 65 days I started menstruating really heavily which continued for 12 days.
And it seems to always happen the week before my period. My periods two years ago were horrible, lots of clots and heavy bleeding but ran seven days. Now I bleed heavy for 3 days then spot, enough for a liner, for up to 8 days. I have went to cardio doc thinking something was wrong with my heart, heart checks out fine. Thyroid checks out fine, last year my other hormones were normal as well.
I had an unusual AF this month. Showed up right on time but was really short. It started part way through the day, was "normal heavy" the next day, then stopped part way through day 3. I had a bit of spotting (and really really light spotting) days 4, 5 and 6. I am usually 5 days exactly, sometimes with a bit of light spotting the day before and after. I can't ever remember this happening before. I googled it, and everything came up referencing perimenopause.
These episodes come around 3-4 days before my period and this last month have come with hot flushes. I have also this month had night sweats for 3 nights before my period. My periods have been changing - they were always 28 days and can now be 21 or 35 and can be really heavy for 1 day and then nothing or very light to only spotting. Does this sound like perimenopause and can it cause all the above symptoms? I am due to see a menopause specialist in November.
very heavy but short: 2-3 days, versus the usual 7 days (on 7 days, they were not heavy). During the month, there is a time that I have very heavy discharge. No odor or pain associated with it. Last month, with my very heavy period-I passed a large clot the size of a ping pong ball. My period ended at 3 days. About a week prior to my periods, I have been sleeping very hot and waking up finding myself sweating.
Afterward I started bleeding again. I just figured it was because I hadn't had a very heavy period, but since then I have had a period for the next 9 days. I am 49 and I have always had pretty regular periods, even if I missed a month my next one would be a normal 5-7 days. I am going on my 3rd week. I have had a slight headache, but not any cramps. I'm not flowing heaving, and their aren't any clots or anything. Is this just part of perimenopause?
things get so erratic during that time. Your periods will be unpredictable - sometimes heavy, sometimes light and timing is out the window. When I went through that my periods could come anywhere from 3 weeks apart to 4 months apart. And yes, I did get hot flashes before I hit the real deal - menopause. You could have your doctor do a blood test, check your hormone levels. But I kept telling my doctor I felt like I was headed towards menopause and my blood work kept coming back normal.
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