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I'm away traveling at the moment so don't have access to my GP.... I'm 50 years old with perimenopausal symptoms i.e. irregular periods......after 7 months with no bleeding I got light spotting throughout July followed by a normal flow in August and heavy flow the last week.....I have no abdominal pain except some normal period pain.....should I be worried and get checked or wait to see if the bleeding stops?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

These bleeding symptoms are considered in perimenopausal period.

Dr Basu :

You did not have period for long time.

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During this period the uterus lining grew excessively.

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Then due to its own pressure and blood supply compromise, it started sloughing off initially slowly.

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this causes light bleeding.

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Then the sloughing continues and the blood vessels in the linnig do not close easily.

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This results in heavy bleeding.

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That is why you see initially light, then normal, and then heavy flow.

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Usually the bleeding stops by itself but may take long time sometimes.

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Ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times daily with food can be taken to reduce the blood flow.

Dr Basu :

THis does not sound concerning.

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But if the bleeding persists or becomes heavy, then you should consider going to the localhospital for hormonal treatment to stop the bleeding after clinical evaluation.

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Best wishes,

Customer: thank you very much....will give it another week and see how it progresses.....that's put my mind at ease....
Dr Basu :

very welcome

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