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Tracy1166Tracy1166 Posts: 5
Hi all can someone help I'm 53 and perimenopause in April I had a postirior repair done which I have now recovered from. I was on evorel 100 patch and cerelle mini pill for about 7 months with no problems but 3 weeks ago I started bleeding and it doesn't seem to want to stop. Doc said all looks fine and gave me transamic acid tablets and told me to stop the hrt but it is not any better should I be worried I have never had a period thats lasted for this long.  - clear

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  • KazKaz Posts: 475 mod
    Tracy1166 said:
    Hi all can someone help I'm 53 and perimenopause in April I had a postirior repair done which I have now recovered from. I was on evorel 100 patch and cerelle mini pill for about 7 months with no problems but 3 weeks ago I started bleeding and it doesn't seem to want to stop. Doc said all looks fine and gave me transamic acid tablets and told me to stop the hrt but it is not any better should I be worried I have never had a period thats lasted for this long.  - clear
    Hello @Tracy1166
    Welcome to the forum!
    Glad you're recovered from your op. I'm sorry you're experiencing this bleeding. Our systems all go a little bit haywire at this time of our lives. 
    I had something similar, my periods always lasted three weeks out of four, until there was no break at all from the bleeding. I was given the Mirena coil as a way of controlling the bleeding to no effect for me, but it works well formsome women.  I think my best advice would be, don't leave it too long before you go back and have another conversation with your GP if things are no better. I put up with it for far too long, and with hindsight, I wish I'd gone back much quicker, and more often until I got a solution.There was nothing sinister in my case, but the constant blood loss left me anaemic and exhausted, and that happened quite quickly.
    I would want to know why I had to stop the hrt. Were you offered an alternative? Did they tell you that your perimenopause symptoms might come back again? Have you got a review arranged to see if the bleeding has reduced or stopped altogether? Did your doctor tell you what to expect? Keep a diary so that you can show your GP exactly what you're putting up with, including the impact of the bleeding (eg are you tired, lethargic, grumpy?). Is it heavy, has it lessened at all? All lots of questions I wish I'd asked at the time.
    Remember there are also menopause clinics with specialist help for women for anything  to do with menopause. If there's one in your area, it might be an option for you to ask for a referral there if this doesn't resolve soon.
    Hope you feel better soon 😊
  • Tracy1166Tracy1166 Posts: 5
    Thanks my doctor is not is really not much help clueless when it comes to menopause the bleeding is showing no signs of stopping so am going to ask for refural. Am looking into asking for hystarectomy, excuse my spelling.just want it to stop its makibg ne feel so low now.
  • KazKaz Posts: 475 mod
    Tracy1166 said:
    Thanks my doctor is not is really not much help clueless when it comes to menopause the bleeding is showing no signs of stopping so am going to ask for refural. Am looking into asking for hystarectomy, excuse my spelling.just want it to stop its makibg ne feel so low now.
    I agree with you! Can you ask to see another GP in the practice? Perhaps ask for the GP with the most experience of menopause? Definitely ask for a referral - at least to a gynaecologist if there's no menopause clinic in your area. Bleeding all the time like that leaves you fed up and exhausted, so don't leave it too long. Have a look at the link to see where the nearest menopause clinic is to you. 

    https://thebms.org.uk/find-a-menopause-specialist/

    Good luck!
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