does this bleeding ever end? i am 53 and started irregular periods when i turned 50.i was 4 months period free and felt great, started again in mid march and it's still going on, not heavy or cramping, but i'm getting tired and frustrated, is this normal to bleed for 3 weeks?
Irregular bleeding seems to be a Menopausal symptom.Usually at this stage flow becomes either light or heavy due to the changes in the hormonal levels going in the body.The periods may be skipped for months and then again may start for few weeeks.If the periods do not occur continuously fora year that indicates Menopause.
If the bleeding persists for more than 3 to 4 weeks often and becomes heavy then it is a cause of concern.Kindly see a Gynaecologist for evaluation.
ok so I am into my third week of menstruating. this is okay? I am 47. started with missed cycle for two months, then the next month it was normal now this month came a week early and I am going into my third week of bleeding.
I'm 50. I just finished a three week period, off a week, and now I am into my fourth day soaking a pad an hour.... How long can I let this go without losing too much blood?? I've never seen anything like it!!!
Yes, this can be normal. Unfortunately, no one goes around talking about it. Everyone just talks about the famous hot flash - which I never get but would way rather have.
There seems to be a "disconnect" among the hormones sometimes and the body is not told to stop the period.
This happened to me 11 months ago. I was just going along, minding my business and one night during a class I was taking, I just started having a menstrual flood. It was like the blood was just falling out of my body in great gushes. This started one of the most horrible times of my life, with a period that went 17 days with great, gushing horrible clots and bleeding for days and days. By about the second week, I became very anemic from the blood loss but didn't know it. My skin looked jaundiced, I had pounding pulse and ringing in my ears and no strength. I finally realized and got sent to the ER (that experience was a joke) and eventually ended up being told to take 325 mg Ferrous Sulfate (65 mg elemental iron) 3 times a day. That gradually addressed the anemia and the period gradually stopped. I had another heavy period the next month, but of normal duration. Then from about April through August, I was happy to have normal, on-schedule periods. Then I went without a period during September, October and November. Then on Dec 3, 2012, it hit me again with a holy vengeance. 15 days of holy hell bleeding and clotting. I was more ready with the iron this time, but still, by the end I was weak and depleted. Period officially stopped but I did have some mild spotting during the next three weeks. I was so glad for those three weeks. Then on January 7, 2013, it hit me again. Normal period during that day and then the menstrual flood for about 2 hours starting at about 1:00 in the morning, and now I'm on the 12th day of a horribly heavy, clotty period. I so miss the summer when it had gone back to normal.
The thing is, there isn't enough said about this. There are many, many women who suffer with this and don't know about it and it is so panic-inducing!
I've read a bit on Susun Weed's website that this can be normal for YOU. I've hated the feeling of being blind-sided and terrified by it.
Thanks for reassuring us. I too am having similar symptoms. I am on day 12 and yesterday I thought it was ending, but no this morning it was back again! It is not too heavy with a lot of clots, but more consistent. Breast are tender too. I did go to the OBGYN and she said she thought it was perimenopause, but did a biopsy just to be safe. She also took a lot of blood work and a thyroid panel. I have aheadache too and this really is not fun! I was told progesterone cream was good. Any thought?
hi and thanks im still bleeding but i have been taking a really good multi vitimans with iron i feel ok not tired but occassionally ringing in the ears just want this bleeding to stop just a bit nervous to see the gp as we are all pigeon holed arnt we but thanks for the reply
Hi I am 50 almost 51, in October I had a period
That lasted 19 days. I wasn't bleeding heavy or clotting
After the second day, just annoying light bleeding. Went
To the gynecologist he said I was in premenopause and I asked
him to put me on birth control pills.
I was excited but the second month the pill started
to affect my left foot. I could hardly walk on it, stopped taking it,
the darn bleeding started up again almost 3 weeks. It ruines
your sex life! Went back to the pharmacy and will start taking
It again next Sunday. Seriously I don't know how in the hell do women
only wear sanitary pads! Never felt tired thank God.
Hello I am 51. Had periods getting closer together for about 6 years now (every 25 days). Last year I had 2 or 3 cycles further apart, more like 40 days. And this past December, a week after just finishing my regular 5 day period, I started bleeding again , very heavily, with huge clots, would soak a pad in 10 min sometimes, and this "fun" lasted for 16 days straight. My Dr prescribed Cyklokapron (Tranexemic acid) to diminish the flow, it worked for me, ideally you should start taking it with the first symptoms of bleeding. I found that 400 mg of Ibuprofen 3-4 times a day is helpful as well. The next 2 months I had normal periods and in March another break-through episode of bleeding which this time, thankfully, lasted only 4 days. I finally saw a gynecologist (long waiting times in Canada) and am awaiting biopsy results.
Hi Ladies! So familiar... I've been period free for the last two years with only two periods, very dry, spotting really, per year. These lasted a couple of days. Now, just after my 48th birthday, I get an enormous, so far 3 week period. Heavy flow, horrible clots, pain, etc. Doctor put me on Iron supplement and the flow seems to be lightening slightly, but is still very present. I've been a heat sensitive person my entire life, so, if I got any hot-flashes? I couldn't tell you as I'm regularly the warmest person in the room. The husband has never had cold tootsies on his butt... Anyway, I hope this is it, I was told by my doctor she had a similar pattern, a dry year and then a heavy 4 week period and then all done! I hope!
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