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Progesterone Symptons
annb54 posted:
Can you tell me if taking progesterone can make your period last longer?I have been having a very light period for five days.
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear annb54,
Progesterone can certainly affect bleeding; but to give you a more exact response, I'd need to know when you started it, what sort of progesterone you were taking, what about estrogen? etc.-but the short answer is that it certainly can affect bleeding,
Mary Jane
annb54 replied to Mary Jane Minkin, MD's response:
I started Norethindrone 5mg three weeks ago. My period has now ended just lasted three days longer than normal.I am taking this medicine to help thin my uterus.I am 59 and still having a light period every 5 to 6 weeks .My doctor now has ask me to come in and get a biopsy just to make sure everything is ok.The longest I have ever went is 11 months.I have all my usual symptoms.Does this sound like I am on the right track?Could I be the few women that are later going through menopause?Thanks for your advice
Mary Jane Minkin, MD replied to annb54's response:
Dear annb54,
By 60, most women are menopausal; so we cannot put you into the record books yet. Average age is indeed 51 years; but some women are doing what you are doing. Norethindrone is a very reasonable medication to help get the lining of the uterus under control.
Good luck, hope it works well for you,
Mary Jane

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