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Is it menopause?
An_250201 posted:
I am 56..I have felt like for the past 10 years I have been trying to go through menopause. I get an ultra sound reg. once a year because of fibroids & polyp. I have had heavy period for 5 years now. Usually just 2 bad days of clots and bleeding but the period last for 5 days. I was a late bloomer and had to go on the Birth control pill since I was 17 to get my period. I had two children one at 24 the other 32. I still went back on the pill until 42yrs.old. I use to feel like I needed the pill but then at 42 it made me feel sick. So I went off and then at 42 my periods were like clock work. Here I am at 56 and still get my period ! The past 6 mos. they became irreg. and I missed for 3 mos. I was very happy thinking menopause is finally here. I became a anemic before from getting my period every 23 days. Then it went 85 days..then 32 days.. This month I felt horrible, joint aches, very sore breast, depressed, tired, ourburst. when I got my period all the PMS systems still lingered until after my period this time including the sore breast and achey joints. Now I had my period 15 days ago and all of a sudden I am spotting again like my period might come. I am tired and depressed and worried & very stressed. I have a bad year my father had passed away and my mother has dementia which I ahve to care for her at a facility at times.. So Could all this irreg. period and now 15 days of bledding with cramps, sore breast be menopause syptems?..or is my polyp or fibroids doing this. I feel so hormonal thou..I have a appointment with my doctor athe end of the month & getting blood work..but the worrying is making me feel worse. I am hoping that this is another menopause syptom of spotting or getting my period really early in 15 dys from hormones being all over the place.
georgiagail responded:
Menopause tends to be the cessation of menstruation,not 15 days of bleeding. If one had to guess, one might suspect your fibroids or polyps are the cause of this bleeding. They may have expanded into blood vessels, causing abnormal bleeding. As such, you are at risk for anemia from all of this blood loss.

It would be a very good idea to try to get your appointment with your gynecologist moved up so that this abnormal vaginal bleeding can be checked out a bit more quickly.


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