Re: Heavy period
I had this happen also and had everything checked out. I do have three fibroids, but they're not real big, although my GYN says that this can cause the clotting and heavy bleeding, even thought they're small. That was a few years ago.
I'm not 49 and starting to to through menopause, and my perids are much less clotty and not nearly as heavy. The fibriods shrink when you reach menoapuse, so I'm guessing that is what' s happening.
I don't know your age, but you should get checked out to see if it's from fibriods and since I was gettng close to the 'change', my GYN suggested waiting, instead of removing them, since it will get better when they shrink.
Hope this helps,