Odd periods on pill

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Hi ladies, I'm  here and wondering if this is normal.  Im 48 and a half and been having strange periods for some time.  I'm on the pill and have almst non existant periods,  this month just a small amount of dark brown discharge. Any one else on the pill with these symptoms?  Thanks for any replies, I have no one I can talk  to about this.

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    Hi, sorry I haven't any knowledge of this but could be a sign of anaemia. Or could be your hormone levels changing as you near peri menopause. Probably worth mentioning to your doctor.

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    Hi Catherine. Have you also noticed any other symptoms mental or physical lately? xx
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    You should see your gynecologist about what you are experiencing to rule out a real problem.
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    Hi I was on the pill for about 9 months until recently. I'm 47. The pill actually made my periods longer. I was down to just 2 days of bleeding before the pill but on it it was about 4-5 days.

    I would ask your dr. Everyone is different. Good luck.

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    Hi all, thanks for the replies (original post should have said "I'm new here" !!!) - keyboard was playing up.  I'm thinking its hormones as its actually been going on for about four years now, started when I first met my now fiance, strangely!  I don't think there's been other symptoms, I'm prone to depression, I lost my mum about 19 months ago then not long after had to move out of my home and away from my town, two huge stresses that I am struggling to cope with.  I've been on the pill since I was 30 without a break and don't have any children.  I had horrendously heavy and extremely painful periods for 15 years before going on the pill, they changed to much lighter with no pain since being on it, usually lasting 7 to 10 days.  I hope its all soon coming to an end as its been such a nuisance throughout my life!

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