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Is this peri menopause or something else?

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LazySusan11 Wed 17-Aug-16 08:49:38

I'm 38, Came off my contraception 6 months ago as I was getting awful headaches my periods were like clockwork lasting 4 days. Last month my period arrived on time but was very light still lasted 4 days. 2 days after my period finished I had awful period pains and bled very heavily for 1 day.

I have been bleeding on and off for almost a month now some days spotting other days bright red blood.

I have a daily pre menstrual cramping feeling, very sore boobs and bloating.

Not pregnant so wondered if it's the beginning of the menopause?

PollyPerky Wed 17-Aug-16 09:51:26

If it's peri then it's premature and you need specialist advice and treatment from a gynae. Average age for meno is 51 so you are far too early unless it's premature. (Classed as before 40.)

You should got to your GP for a check up to make sure nothing else is going on other than hormones, then see how you go for the next 3-6 months with your cycles. If they are erratic insist on a referral because early menopause is linked to several serious long term health problems but they can be prevented with HRT used up to age 50 at least.

LazySusan11 Wed 17-Aug-16 22:09:26

Thanks Polly, I'm away with work for a few weeks so will make an appointment as soon as I'm back. I'm hoping it's nothing to be concerned about.

LazySusan11 Tue 30-Aug-16 08:07:06

Still haven't been able to see the dr as I am still out of the U.K. With work. I had what I would consider my usual period this month but it's 10 days on and I am still spotting. It's been 6 weeks almost of constant spotting. So fed up and also a little worried now.

PollyPerky Tue 30-Aug-16 08:40:17

Try not to worry. I've had friends who have had this and it was all to do with incomplete cycles- so instead of having a period they got spotting for weeks or months. The treatment was the mini pill, or similar progestogens. You do need checking out but try not to worry.

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