I feel like I'm bleeding to death! Help...

don_na_naAugust 10, 2008

I am 49 years old, and don't really get hot flashes or cramps. However, I bleed way too much.

For the last 8 months or so I will bleed for a 2 week period, and if it doesn't last that long, I will start again before the month is over. I have always had a mild period that lasted around 3-4 days, but now I bleed so much that it makes me weak and very irritable (according to my family). Is this normal?

Is there anything that a person can do to lighten the periods? or take?

Your input will be greatly appreciated.


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What has you Gyno said?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 8:04AM
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You need to find out what's causing the bleeding. I had that situation - caused by fibroids - it was horrible. I had a non-surgical treatment to deal with the fibroids and problem solved. Bleeding can lead to severe anemia very quickly - you should find out what's going on and what can be done about it. It seems to happen to a lot of people closer to menopause but that doesn't mean it's normal or that you should just go on living with it.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 10:42PM
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I'm 51 and have had heavy periods for about 10 years. I have had biopsies and sonograms, and been to several doctors. All results were negative. I've been told I should just live with it. However, there is a procedure where they freeze the uterine wall and that may help. I haven't tried it yet. I'm trying to wait it out--I've lived with it this long. It has to stop eventually. The last doctor suggested a low dose of Femhrt. I'm hesitant because of the side effects. I sympathize with you.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2008 at 10:07PM
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I think I may have joined your club. Didn't have a period since 4/1/08, then got a scant one 7/30/08, and now another one on 8/23/08 - not scant at all. In fact, I have never seen one quite like it and it's a little disconcerting. The consistency is less viscous than normal for me (probably too much info). I guess this is normal???? :-(

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 8:57PM
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