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How to treat menopause symptoms?

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Posted on Sat, 11 Apr 2015
Question: I am 46 and have been perimenoposal for about 4yrs. Although every other month my periods are heavy i've had larger than normal blood clots (3"LG x 2"wide ) expel from me.. which is more often than ever before &,not normal. Is this what r to expect until I actually go through menopause or is the ending near?
Should I see my doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Consult a Gynecologist.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query!

I can understand your concern.

Your symptoms can be due to perimenopause because there is an unopposed action of estrogen during perimenopause, which may cause endometrial hyperplasia and heavy vaginal bleeding.

You should consult a Gynecologist and get yourself examined and investigation performed to rule out the other causes also.

The other causes of heavy bleeding at your age may be due to hormonal imbalance, anemia, fibroid, polyp, cyst, adenomyosis and carcinoma.

Investigation requires a complete haemogram (to look for anemia), thyroid profile, hormonal profile (FSH, LH, Estrogen levels), ultrasound (to see or uterine pathology) and endometrial biopsy.

Treatment includes iron and calcium tablet, take the hemostatic drug after consulting your treating physician.

Minera IUCD or hormonal pills are effective in its treatment.

Hope it is useful, feel free to ask more.

Regards
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How to treat menopause symptoms?

Brief Answer: Consult a Gynecologist. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query! I can understand your concern. Your symptoms can be due to perimenopause because there is an unopposed action of estrogen during perimenopause, which may cause endometrial hyperplasia and heavy vaginal bleeding. You should consult a Gynecologist and get yourself examined and investigation performed to rule out the other causes also. The other causes of heavy bleeding at your age may be due to hormonal imbalance, anemia, fibroid, polyp, cyst, adenomyosis and carcinoma. Investigation requires a complete haemogram (to look for anemia), thyroid profile, hormonal profile (FSH, LH, Estrogen levels), ultrasound (to see or uterine pathology) and endometrial biopsy. Treatment includes iron and calcium tablet, take the hemostatic drug after consulting your treating physician. Minera IUCD or hormonal pills are effective in its treatment. Hope it is useful, feel free to ask more. Regards