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    How long is too long for a period to last when you are in your late 40s? Normally my periods are 4-5 days max. Today Iím on day 9, and I still have real bleeding, WTF!?!?! Iím 47 years old, and my periods have been less regular in the past year, but Iíve never had one last this long. Itís not that heavy, but itís real. Am I supposed to call the gyno and set up an appointment? Ugh, this is so annoying. I donít want to be on anything hormonal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiegirl View Post
    How long is too long for a period to last when you are in your late 40s? Normally my periods are 4-5 days max. Today Iím on day 9, and I still have real bleeding, WTF!?!?! Iím 47 years old, and my periods have been less regular in the past year, but Iíve never had one last this long. Itís not that heavy, but itís real. Am I supposed to call the gyno and set up an appointment? Ugh, this is so annoying. I donít want to be on anything hormonal.
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    My close friend, same age, has been having this issue even with an IUD inserted recently to help. IUD has definitely helped, but it is not perfect. Her gyn does not seem concerned, but it is probably worth reaching out to yours just to be sure.

    I am not sure that there is much to do without hormones.

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    [QUOTE=georgiegirl;4408372]How long is too long for a period to last when you are in your late 40s? /QUOTE]

    Might be perimenopause. My periods went from 4-5 days to 21 days of bleeding (yes, I didn't mistype that) as soon as I turned 46. Prob a good idea to give your OB/gyn a call, though.

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    My friend had the same thing - she felt like she bled for a month ! She's all back to "normal" now -- but at our age, I don't know what's normal anymore, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiegirl View Post
    How long is too long for a period to last when you are in your late 40s? Normally my periods are 4-5 days max. Today Iím on day 9, and I still have real bleeding, WTF!?!?! Iím 47 years old, and my periods have been less regular in the past year, but Iíve never had one last this long. Itís not that heavy, but itís real. Am I supposed to call the gyno and set up an appointment? Ugh, this is so annoying. I donít want to be on anything hormonal.
    Thanks!


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    Have you had a recent covid booster?
    Good point. My cycle certainly got wonky after my shots (no booster yet).

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    My longest was about 5 weeks. It was horrendous, in the mist of the worst of the pandemic. I was on the brink of calling the doctor when it finally stopped, but did not want to go in due to fear of covid exposure.

    The internet says to call after 7 days. If you have a doctor that you like and you think would help, give a call and explain the situation. I have heard since that they can give you a short course of medication (I am not sure what) to help get the hormones back on track....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSWR0319 View Post
    Have you had a recent covid booster?
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    Try ginger capsules. I learned about it in my heavy periods Facebook group. I tried it this past period and noticed a difference. https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.c...trual-bleeding

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    I would call. It could be a sign of pre menopause when your cycle start to change. Especially if that wasnít your norm in the past.

    My cycles is always long periods, so for me anything with 7 days is normal to me.


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