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Is this normal?
sunnyd1963 posted:
I am 50 years old (pretty sure I'm perimenopausal) I started my period April 15 and now on April 29 I'm still flowing very heavy and cramping. Is this normal?
tlkittycat1968 responded:
Nope, not normal. You need to see your doctor.
Anon_6061 responded:
Unfortunately, this can happen during perimenopause. If it continues, there are meds your doctor can prescribe to stop or reduce the flow. And if your cycles continue to be whacky, birth control pills can normalize them if you are a good candidate (not overweight and a non-smoker).
sunnyd1963 replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
Thank you
sunnyd1963 replied to Anon_6061's response:
Thank you

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