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Old 05-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy very long period

Has anyone had long periods? I am on day 12 of my period. I do have a cervical polyp that I know is part of the problem and am having removed next week. But I was wondering if long periods were are also part of perimenopause. If anyone has dealt with this I would like to hear about it. It just makes me feel not so all alone and out of control when I hear from others going through the same thing as me.

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:07 AM   #2
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Re: very long period

Well, you're definitely not alone. I had irregular period for the last 2-3 years. Sometimes missing a whole month and then it lasts for about 2 weeks. My last period lasted 14 days!!!! The doctor said because I missed a month it lasts longer. Welcome to the club!
Though you should get checked your thyroid, it could mimic menopause symptoms. I have also hypothyroidism. So I am not fully convinced that my irregular periods are due to menopause.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:04 AM   #3
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Re: very long period

I had a three week period in Jan after missing a few in the fall. It wasn't heavy, just there. I think it's pretty normal for peri. I think if it had gone on another week, I would have called my Doctor though. T

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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Re: very long period

I just had a period that lasted over 2 months and had to get on progesterone to make it stop. Lengthy periods and spotting periods are common during perimenopause.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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Re: very long period

My last period in April lasted 12 days I'm usually pretty regular but I felt a little more perimenopausal last month with more symptoms and then the icing on the cake was a 12 day period. Normal flow the first few days then down to spotting for the rest of the time.

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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Re: very long period

Ive been having ones that last 25 days, off 3 or 4 days then back on again ... spotting during off times ... been off completely now for 7 days, but all the symptoms leading up to one are here big time ... joy joy ...

Feel better ... know ur not alone.

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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Re: very long period

Start keeping a journal. I went through menopause recently and now I'm considered postmenopausal. The last two years I wrote down my strange cycle. Back in the day I was so predictable that I could tell my husband not only the day but the time of day to get pregnant with our second child. I could tell what time of day that month my period would come. Then it got a little unpredictable. Then about 2 years ago I started having a light period at the beginning of the month with a regular one in the middle. Then I skipped one. Then I would have a week of a very weak period folllowed by a regular one (9 days long). I thought this was strange until I wrote it all down and it actually showed a type of pattern. Then two years ago I had 2 periods the whole year and last year none. I had one period where I woke up one night and the flow was so strong and bad I was almost ready to call 911. Then it just returned to normal in about 5 minutes and I was fine. My daughter has PCOS and she's almost 30. She gets long heavy periods. That is different from perimenopause symtoms.

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