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Is it common to have heavy bleeding at the age of 48 ?

I am almost 48 years of age and am experiencing a very heavy period for a week and a half. I have no pain, cramping, headaches, etc. Is this a sign of my age?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
This is a menopausal symptom.
You can start hormonal therapy under guidance of gynecologist.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Have you attained menopause. This could be the menstrual disturbance which can occur in a pre-menopausal woman. It would be wise to consult a Gynaecologist to look for any endometrial problems, cervical problems which can cause similar picture. Also get your haemoglobin and blood counts done to look for anaemia and get treated as well. You can take medicines to stop the heavy period like those containing Tranexemic acid under medical supervision for stopping the bleeding.
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