Very heavy periods menopause

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12205224 tn?1424027156 I am 53 years old. I have always had heavy periods, but lately my periods have lasted a long time, sometimes two weeks or more, and they become very heavy with lots of clotting. I have to wear two super plus tampons at a time and a pantiliner because they always leak. I hate it! What should I do? What can be done to make this more tolerable or stop altogether?
Avatar f tn I am 40 years old. Am I going through menopause? My periods aare all messed up. Some times I get them twice a month. Sometimes they only last a few days and are very light. Sometimes they are extremely heavy and painful, with HUGE clots. I've had ovarian cysts before. This has been going on for a few years. My doctor has recommended possibly cauterizing (sp ) my uterus to minimize the flow of blood. Has anyone had this done?
Avatar n tn I had very heavy periods, all the sudden they stopped to very light, I'm 47 should I be concerned
Avatar n tn The erratic nature of periods during perimenopause wouldn't concern me, but the heavy flow/clotting is not normal for me, so that would spur me to call my doctor. Did you check in with your doc?
Avatar m tn I have been suffering with heavy periods since 2007. The periods were very heavy and clotty and could last upto 6 weeks, at the time I was prescribed northisterone,tranxamic and menefamic acid. From about October 2010 the period became regular again and I had about 3 normal periods and then in January 2011 the period became delayed and then I blead till march 2011 and since then I have had no period. My question is could I be menopausal?
Avatar n tn The one month i was 3 weeks late and the following it was like i didnt have it at all and the last 2 lasted 2 days and werent very heavy either. Could i be pregnant or am i going through menopause.
Avatar m tn These weird things happen at the start of and during menopause. So are heavy periods that go on 2 weeks or more, and 2-3 months or so without a period. Ovulation gets all messed-up so intervals between periods go wacky. But it's always best to have an obs/gyn referral from your doctor, and get checked out thoroughly so you can rule out any other problem first. (I was a regular visitor to my ob/gyn specialist for a couple of years!! They got sick of seeing me!
Avatar f tn Hi Adns, Just read your post. I think it's very individual. I'm in menopause. Two years ago I still had my periods. I only have my experience to go by. I definitely had irregular periods, but my doctor had cautioned me that this would probably be the case. I became menopausal at age 54. I was actually really relieved as some of my periods were extremely painful. You probably know that to be in menopause, you haven't had any periods for a year. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I have been having a period about every 3 months for awhile now, that normally would last about a week. The last one was real light for a week, then very heavy for a week and has been light now for over 2 weeks. Has anyone experienced this? I have also had hot flashes and trouble sleeping.
Avatar n tn the first week it was light now it is so heavy with blood clogs. Is this normal or is this the start of menopause. I will be 46 this June. Please help!!
Avatar f tn m 42 and started menopause around 40 and for the last 5 to 6 months my period has been every 2 weeks like clockwork and when I start my period the first 2 to 3 days its very heavy and then is just disappears for 1 to 2 days and then its back for the remaining time ( It last a week ).Is this normal for menopause and how long does this last until I dont have anymore periods.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn I will be very happy with light, somewhat "normal" periods again instead of the very heavy and very long ( weeks) I have now. Dr. is worried I will become anemic too, I too am 49, can not wait til menopause is over!!
Avatar f tn Have your periods been pretty regular until recently? If so and you are of perimenopausal age (usually 40's) then this could very well be the start of perimenopause (the transition into menopause) which can last a number of years. If you are not "of age" then an endocrine or metabolic abnormality could be to blame such as thyroid, pituitary, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), etc.
Avatar f tn It can be caused by a lot of things from hormones to cancer. You will need to see your doctor to figure it out.
Avatar f tn Could be early menopause or not....My periods changed at 37, but I still got them regularly and at 43 am pregnant without any medical assistance. Guess it can be pre menopause, but until you actually "pause", you still may be fertil. Keep using birth control and go ask your Dr. Just don't stress about it.
Avatar n tn I had the same symptoms about 4 years ago. I had heavy periods that would last about a week. I had an ultrasound and my doctor found a uterine polyp. I finally had it removed two months ago.. I had one period since my surgery and my period was lighter. I took one iron tablet daily through those four years and I'm still currently taking the iron supplement.
Avatar f tn I have been expeirincing the same thing. I am 42 yrs old, had very heavy periods since having my tubes tied in 1991. All of a sudden the last two months I have been bleeding in between. I am not quite sure what it is. I can only think that maybe it is a sign of pre-menopause. If it continues I will be calling my doctor.......I will let you know if that is needed.
Avatar f tn A typical pattern for women is to actually continue to have a regular period but have spotting about a week beforehand and then the period comes very heavy for two days and starts to dissipate on day three. So, very heavy and then gone quickly. That is a very common pattern. If you are having long spaces between periods, I'd say to perhaps get a thyroid test at age 46.
Avatar f tn I Did not go through any other symptoms before with peri menopause except one month of hot flashes which I think was from drinking a bit too heavy as I was off due to ptsd. Had anyone went into menopause with having no irregularities and just stopped periods? I took a pregnancy pee test just at the 2 months after last missed period and it was negative. Anyone just go into menopause at 46 from being regular to just having periods stop?
Avatar f tn I've been going through menopause I think for three years. ha. Not really funny but what can we do but laugh. So, things that I have as I go through this are yes, fatigue. Moodiness, scary. Insomnia that is cyclic and lasts for about 3 days before I DO get a period. Anxiety. I am opposite than you though in that as I neared the point I am now (no period for 9 months -- have to get to over a year for it to be 'official' menopause), I had very heavy periods.
Avatar f tn I'm 52 and thought I might be entering the stages of menopause when I recently begin to experience extremely heavy periods although I haven't started having the ususal symptons, hot flashes, night sweats, etc. I went to my Dr. who tested my hormone levels which were all normal. That was two months ago and I'm still having very heavy periods for weeks at the time that will stop for maybe a week or so and then begin again. Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn I jave been having very heavy & prolomged periods for the last 8 months. I had an ultrasound done which showed a small fibroid. My doctor seems to think this couldn't possibly be causing my problem & prescribed Provera for 10 days to START my period. I'm not taking it because I'm not going to intentionally start what I know will be a month long debilitating period bedore it's due.
53833 tn?1234996629 This is at age 46 after a lifetime of regular, heavy flow, intensely crampy but predictable periods lasting 5 to 7 days every 28 days, which last year turned into periods lasting 8 to 10 days with extremely heavy flooding. When will there be an end to this madness? It seems like I get about 3 days a month where I feel like my normal self, then it all starts again.
Avatar m tn Thank goodness I say it was terrible, Any ways my question is could this have brought on menopause,im 43 and use too have heavy periods and clots,where as the last two months I haven't had a period... I haven't felt unwell still feeling the same as I always feel..??