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Period much longer than usual

(10 Posts)
colette Thu 03-Feb-05 12:01:04

I don't know if I should make a drs appointment or not. I have had a really heavy period for 6 days. Usually it is 3 days and 1 light day. I am a bit worried but it is such a hassle getting to the drs and taking ds and dd . Do you think this is just a blip ? Have you had a similar experience? I am eating a lot of iron rich food to prevent anaemia as I am really tired as well. I have looked at nhs online but it does not really give details on when to see gp etc..

Mothernature Thu 03-Feb-05 12:03:04

Try calling them instead, I'm sure they will have some information to put your mind at ease. Have you recently had a baby or are you 'down' at the moment?

starlover Thu 03-Feb-05 12:03:36

it does sound a bit unusual, but I don't really know what you should do,
Try ringing NHS direct, they're quite helpful.
Or could you call your surgery and ask to talk to a GP?

Easy Thu 03-Feb-05 12:04:14

How old are you?

Have you had any other illness or something recently?

Baby rercently or anything, (sorry haven't been on much recently, so I'm out of touch with evryone

colette Thu 03-Feb-05 12:10:48

Thanks for your replies, That is a really good idea , I will phone whilst ds is asleep. Easy I am not on a lot either , Ds is 18mnths old. As I am 40 I am slightly worried in case it is an early menopause . I have been on a diet maybe that could have affected it.

Mothernature Thu 03-Feb-05 12:14:10

It would be unusual to start the menopause so soon after having a baby, I'm 40 and my last babies ones are 14 next week, no sign of the menopause yet...I'm sure its just a long period especially if your 'not on a lot' {{hugs}}

Easy Thu 03-Feb-05 12:27:16

Colette it isn't likely to be the menopause yet. I'm 44 (ds is 5) and I'm still going strong.

Are you on the pill, or coil?

colette Thu 03-Feb-05 13:33:10

I couldn't get on mumsnet for the last hour!I have phoned nhs and after asking loads of questions she advised me to make a drs appointment. So I am going tomorrow, willhave to take ds to see the most unchild froendly gp. I will bring lots of snacks.
Thanks Mothernature ,Starlover and Easy I will let you know. I am too young for the menopause but smoking brings it on earlier and I did used to do a lot of that.

colette Thu 03-Feb-05 13:34:18

Btw I am not on the pill or coil(hardly wort it at the moment)

donnie Thu 03-Feb-05 14:28:57

it sounds like you may have some fibroids which can be removed/dispersed quite easily...worth having it checked out. I don't know a great deal about them but a friend has had them for years and they make her periods heavier.

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