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period lasting three weeks

(5 Posts)
thekidsrule Sat 08-Dec-12 16:06:31

hi,bit if background

im early forties

always regular periods

havent used contraception for years

the last six months my periods have been a bit scatty normaly every 27-28 days but lateley have been sometimes 30+ or as little as 21 days

this month my period started on day 21 and hasnt stopped its now been 3 weeks and at fist day 5 it stopped then 24hrs later it started again and blood loss is medium (sought of day 3 amount)

my mum had the menopause at 55

will it do me harm to bleed for so long

many thanks

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 08-Dec-12 16:10:12

I would visit the GP asap as any such change to the cycle should be reported.

thekidsrule Sat 08-Dec-12 16:13:45

so you dont think this is normal older womens health

theyve never lasted this long

digerd Sat 08-Dec-12 16:21:52

My daughter had similar erratic periods - lasting forever then none at all, in her early 40s, and had her FSH hormone in blood tested, which was too high. A year or 2 on with Oestragen also reduced, diagnosed with the Perimenopause, and now on HRT as she did suffer with night and daytime sweats.
See GP for FSH blood test - Folicular stimulating hormone and your oestragen.

thekidsrule Sat 08-Dec-12 18:26:47

ok thanks,had a feeling i might be heading that way

will get doc appointment monday ta

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