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I have recently been told by my GP that I am near menopause, I had a high FSH reading and haven't been feeling right for a year or more. I haven't had typical signs that I read about, change in time between periods or hot flushes.
I went to the GP because I had spotting for days after my period and a few periods had been different, bright red and heavier for me, almost like faster flow, less thick.
They didn't explain if this was normal or not and just said the FSH was high, I am having a second test for this tomorrow. I was led to believe FSH was high due to not ovulating anymore and think this is why the bleeding is different - can anyone explain?
I thought that if I was near menopause I would stop bleeding, low estrogen would mean a lining wouldn't build as no egg was released. I am aware of anovulatory cycles where no egg is released and bleeding still happens.
Do you think this is what is happening and is it OK? I am not flooding, or soaking through pads, but I feel the need to go to the toilet frequently and it there is more blood flowing than usual (sorry for TMI).
This happened a couple of years ago and then stopped - happened in January when I had the FSH test and then I stopped periods until yesterday. Have had a lot of bleeding today and feel confused and worried.
This is all new to me and wonder if heavy periods are a usual change in menopause? My GP is not very helpful and just references the FSH test and doesn't explain what is 'normal' or something to worry about. I don't want to ask the GP
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