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What causes irrgular and heavy periods with poor memory?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Question: Hello, I have had a period since march 7th this year, have been to the doctors and he has prescribed utovlan, have now been taking this 3 times a day 5mg for one week. It has made no difference at all. Feeling tired and miserable memory poor. I had had an IUD fitted 5 years ago and I am 50 years of age. My monthly's have been up and down for the last 18 months, but very heavy periods started last September, blood tests done, apparently not menopausal, but am anaemic am taking iron tablets for this. Help anyone?
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Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam (1 hour later)
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Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

In the current scenario, you do not seem to be suffering from any hormonal imbalance as evidenced by the hormone analysis as well as the absence of any response to progesterone supplement. The fact that you are experiencing irregular cycles in the recent past suggests that you may have entered the peri-menopause.

Other possibilities are the IUD, endometrial and cervical lesions or ovarian causes. Disorders of the blood also should be ruled out.

I would suggest a complete evaluation including a pelvic/trans-vaginal sonogram, coagulation profile, urinalysis and liver function tests. The IUD may also be needed to be removed as a prophylactic measure. A pap smear is also essential.

Please continue taking iron supplements and also take a good diet.

Hope I have answered your query. Please feel free to contact for further clarifications. I will be happy to help.

regards,
Shanti.V.
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What causes irrgular and heavy periods with poor memory?

Brief Answer: Detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. In the current scenario, you do not seem to be suffering from any hormonal imbalance as evidenced by the hormone analysis as well as the absence of any response to progesterone supplement. The fact that you are experiencing irregular cycles in the recent past suggests that you may have entered the peri-menopause. Other possibilities are the IUD, endometrial and cervical lesions or ovarian causes. Disorders of the blood also should be ruled out. I would suggest a complete evaluation including a pelvic/trans-vaginal sonogram, coagulation profile, urinalysis and liver function tests. The IUD may also be needed to be removed as a prophylactic measure. A pap smear is also essential. Please continue taking iron supplements and also take a good diet. Hope I have answered your query. Please feel free to contact for further clarifications. I will be happy to help. regards, Shanti.V.