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I am 52 and al of a sudden I have a normal period. In the

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Hi I am 52 and al of a sudden I have a normal period. In the last year I had a marena inserted because I was anemic and low haemoglobin. It has been on going spots and longer periods since the operation. then missed for a couple of months and now it has been a week since bleeding and it is not really heavy but normal. Can you help please
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: I always lower back pain when I have my period, and it was not until I was 49 that I started feeling the pain. In the last few months it was ongoing spots and I would miss a month and then on again.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not really, I had my tubes tied when my now 18 year old was born.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 9 months ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you are having bad breakthrough bleeding after having your mirena placed and not having a period for a year.

this can happen and can be 100% normal.

after a year of no period, the uterine lining can build up and can come out with a heavy period.

you should see a doctor and get your hemoglobin levels and ferritin and iron levels checked again.

you could be getting close to perimenopausal state as well

let me know if you have questions.