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Heavy Menstrual Periods

When women begin to have menopause, periods can change so that they are either heavier or lighter. The periods will become less regularly timed. Your heavy periods may be a sign of menopause.

Contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms if your heavy periods continue for three months or more. Call sooner if you develop heavier bleeding, lightheadedness, weakness or shortness of breath. These are symptoms of a low red blood cell count.

There may be an additional reason for your heavy periods.

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