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I was wondering if excessively or heavy periods is a normal

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I was wondering if excessively long or heavy periods is a normal part of menopause?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No pain really, and prior to this new stage in my life very short.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Well I was diagnosed with severe adrenal fatigue two years ago and went through a period of attempted hormone balancing and supplementation. Prior to the incident that started this phase of my life I had no symptoms or difficulty. My primary complaint was dizziness and stomach issues. I had an upper gi tons of blood work, an ultrasound, MRI which did not find any issues. Since that time I have had long periods interspersed with periods without a cycle. When I don't have a cycle I feel fine. During the my periods I generally feel pretty lousy, have stomach issues and feel jittery.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Yes, this is pretty normal

However, the one interesting thing you said is "jittery"

This can be related to your thyroid

was that checked?

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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