Menstruation More Than 20 Days At The Age Of 48 Years?
Hello doctor r nI am a mother aged 48, I have had more than 20 days with a large amount of blood and quite a lot of small blood clots, I am not dizzy, not weak, is this normal? And is a characteristic of menopause? R n r nThank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The symptom you mention is a condition that typically describes menstrual irregularities. Among the causes of irregular menstruation are:
Excess or less body weight
Weight rise and fall drastically
Eating fatty foods
Hormonal changes, either due to the consumption of hormonal contraceptives or menopausal conditions
Certain health problems
So indeed, what you are experiencing could be a sign of menopause or the end of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of menopause can also include headaches, thinning hair, difficulty concentrating, nighttime dryness, sleep disturbances, but there are also those who go through that period without any complaints other than perhaps a slightly irregular menstrual cycle.
So our advice is to maintain a good lifestyle by avoiding stress and cigarette smoke, avoiding fatigue and maintaining an ideal body weight, consume more water and exercise regularly. If after improving your lifestyle, the symptoms you experience persist, don't hesitate to check with your obstetrician. We wish you and your family good health.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa