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Assistant: How can I help? i’m 52, periods fairly regular

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Assistant: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: i’m 52, periods fairly regular but extremely heavy, I’m on HRT which has helped sweats etc. I’m going to Australia for a month to see my son and he has booked various activities including snorkelling, boat tours etc. I am extremely worried about having a period whilst away as it is almost impossible to leave the house as it so heavy (also lasts around 8/9 days) is there any medication that would see me through the holiday?
Assistant: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: Yes fairly painful but manage to get by with painkillers, they are around every 30 days
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I’m on blood pressure medication

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You can see your gynecologist for the prescription of the drug called norethisterone which should be started at least 3 days before the next period and can be delayed for up to 2 weeks.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you for your reply, I will be away for 4 weeks so need something to cover me for a longer length of time, is there anything else I could take?

You're welcome.

You can get contraceptive pills which can help regulate your cycles but again you need to see a gynecologist for detailed evaluation.

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