Period has now lasted about 2 and a 1/2 weeks, although only really spotting for the last 1 and a half. Anyone else. had this? Don't know whether I need a GP appointment, as will probably just be told it's my age (50).
I had this too (over Christmas, what a joy). Finally went to the GP who gave me a course of tablets (Norethisterine) to stop it. It worked within a couple of days. I suspect it is age related (I'm 48) but I have been referred for ultrasound to be sure.
If the bleeding bothers you, then yes see GP and they can prescribe Norethisterone (it's the same drug as in the mini pill) but if not, carry on. It IS your age; is due to low progesterone caused by no ovulation even when we still have periods.
I'm 42 and had exactly the same happen on my last period. I posted on here about it and posters suggested peri menopause symptoms, fibroids and polyps as possible explanations. I have no other symptoms of fibroids or polyps and, having spoken to my DM she experienced the same thing at a similar age so I'm putting it down to the beginnings of menopausal changes. It's only happened once so far so I've decided I'll wait and see what happens with my next couple of periods and see the GP if it continues. HTH
Thanks everyone for these replies - glad to know I'm not alone. Has finally stopped now so I guess I'll wait to see what happens on the next one. The one good thing was it was only very light spotting after the first week so didn't have any concerns about anaemia etc.