Can low pergesterone cause long heavy periods or a constant period (sometimes very light and then sometimes very heavy but constant) ?
by Susan Mann
First of all I want to say that my doctor told me I do not have fibroids. She feels my problem is hormonal because of my age and other peri-menopause symptoms I have like hot flashes. I am 53 years old and I have a constant period. On the average, for about half the month I will bleed very light and then for approximately the other half I will bleed very heavy and with alot of clots. Sometimes I will bleed heavy for a few days and then light a few days and then back to heavy and so on. I don't always bleed heavily or lightly all in several days in a row, it can be very erratic. When the bleeding is bad I can't leave the house and use a tampon and a night-time pad. I have to change the tampon and pad sometimes every 15 minuets to 1/2 hour for most of the day. It then subsides some for a while only to start back up to the frequent changes later in the middle of the night or the next day or 2 days later. Very ,very erratic. I live in fear of just when and where I will be when the heavy bleeding will start.
I have had problem for maybe about 4 or 5 years now. My doctor says that it will correct itself once I hit menopause. I can't stand to wait for that. I could go several more years before menopause comes. I have read that some women can go up to 60 years old before reaching menopause and their period stops for good. This is interfering with my daily life as well as my sex life.
I have been doing some research and I am wondering if I might have low progesterone levels and if taking natural progesterone oil, orally, will help me with this problem? I also don't know how much to take for my problem? I was thinking of Progest E oil. Can anyone help with this? I plan to ask my doctor for a saliva hormone test. Please don't tell me to find a different doctor or to just wait to see what the doctor says about the test results. I am looking for an answer to my questions above.