I am 47. I’ve been showing signs of menopause for a year now. My periods have come with more frequency (every 13-15 days), but they have been much lighter. 2 weeks ago, I had a bit of spotting for two days. Today I woke up feeling like I belonged in the scene from “Carrie”, or possibly even the elevator filled with blood scene from “The Shining”.
I’ve never needed panty liners or pads, so the only thing I have on hand is regular size tampons. I have bled through 13 of them in about 9 hours. The cramps (which I rarely have and are mild when I do) feel more like labor pain than period pain.
Having hemorrhaged after giving birth to my last child, I’m pretty sure this isn’t hemorrhaging. There is a copious amount of red blood and masses, but I’m not getting the “lost so much blood you’re going to pass out” vibes.
Is it maybe because I didn’t really have a period last time, so my wind decided to just expel it all out at once?
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replied October 12th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
During menopause you may find these sort of bleeding irregularities but that does not explain this sort of profuse hemorrhage at a time.Yes.it can occur if you missed your previous few cycles but as it is heavy enough,do not neglect it.Just meet your doctor for an opinion.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care



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