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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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- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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