Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
145 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Is excessive bleeding a symptom of perimenopause?

Hello, I m 48 and having an odd period. I usually have a medium to light cycle for 5 day max with the last 3 days light. My cycles are usually a month apart, but not exactly 28 days. This cycle came at 45 days, has been 5 days with the last 4 days being heavy for me- I have to change tampon every 2 to 2.5 hours. I m thinking this has to do with pre menopause-but want to get a doctors opion.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
As you are 48 years of age now gradually you will have menopause.
During this time due to hormonal changes period might be less or more, early or late.
Wait for few cycles and if you got profuse period, consult your gynaec and rule out any pathology in your uterus.
Ok and take care.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I m 48. My period started in April 2 and I still have my period. I don t have any pain. I ve had light period for 2 days then I would have regular...

Recent questions on  Menopause

doctor1 MD

I have a white spot on my lower lip, I have a sore right hip and lower back and sore lower pelvic area,also I have a large fibroid about the size...

doctor1 MD

I have been experiencing leg cramps(Charlie Horse). I am post menopausal it happens in my right leg which will stay sore days afterwards. Also I...

doctor1 MD

i had a hysterectomy in 2009 but ovaries were left in . this past week 3/21/2014 they went back and took both ovaries and a pelvic lavage for...

doctor1 MD

Hi I got my tubes tied and bured 3 1/2 years ago and suddenly my period is different. .last month it was brown and had a bad smell and at the...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 59 years old, still having vaginal bleeding and have had severe pain in my right breast for over a week. I don't have insurance so the...

doctor1 MD

I am 59, female, what can i do for vaginal dryness and odor?

doctor1 MD

I have recurring yeast infection. How do I know it's a yeast infection? I feel a need to go to the bathroom frequently. Sometime it burns. No...