Heavy Bleeding?

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Registered: 01-24-2014
Heavy Bleeding?
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:35am

Hi Everyone, I've been lurking for a while but this is the first time I've posted.  It's a great comfort to read everyone's experiences and know I'm not alone.  I'm 50 and still have "regular" cycles although they are 3 weeks instead of the old 4 weeks.  I've been bleeding so heavily this past year - fortunately it just lasts one day. I've mentioned it to my Dr. but she doesn't seem too concerned (last appt. was 2 months ago).  At my heaviest times I will soak thru the largest,heaviest  pad every half hour.  I'm grateful that I'm a telecommuter and work at home, otherwise not sure how I would deal with this (I feel for you ladies who have to go to the office!).  I've got clots much larger than a quarter. Yesterday I stood up from my office chair and felt a huge long flood - ran to the bathroom - it went everywhere, it looked like someone had cut off their arm by accident.  I'm sorry to be so detailed but I am just so sick of this, it makes me feel disgusting. I am anemic and take iron and eat iron-rich foods, but of course still feel so lethargic.  My question is - why doesn't my doctor seem too concerned?  Should I go back?  I didn't really tell her the gory details of what I experience but maybe I should.  I wonder if she's not worried because like I said I only bleed heavy for one day, then it goes to nothing.  Maybe I'm just wanting to vent here - like I said, it's just disgusting and I'm so grateful I work at home.  On those days I can't leave the house - tried before - but any errands over a half hour and I bleed right thru my pants and a few times into the car seat.  Thanks for listening ....

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Sat, 01-25-2014 - 10:01am

Glad you finally felt comfortable enough to post, Fischsam.  It is not uncommon for women to experience this kind of bleeding - but it is cause for concern if for no other reason than that it keeps you from being able to function outside of your home (for even a day).  Please do go back to see your doctor and make a *point* of how heavy you are bleeding. If she still does not seem to be concerned I would seriously consider finding another doctor who is more "up on" perimenopause and how to help you through it. Fluctuating hormones are not the only things that effect our bleeding and some of the other things can be quite serious - so it should not go unchecked.

Have you visited our Menopause Oasis Web site?  If not, perhaps a trip there would help you answer some other questions you might have.  Now, just because I suggested a visit to our web site does not mean you are not to keep coming back here for any help we can provide!  <wink>

Please know that you are welcome here anytime; to vent (it really can help!); to ask questions; to share experiences; or to just hang out with other gals who understand and care.

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