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Posted by: Henri | 2003/03/26

45 years old. Suffer from serious stomach cramps and sometimes very heavy bleeding.

I use Microval as I feel that this makes the menstrual cramps slightly better and also controls the heavy flows. However, the last month I had my periods twice and not once since then. I am a smoker - 20 a day. Some months I will have a very normal period without heavy flows or much pain, but then some months I will feel as if I am dying.

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You are probably perimenopausal now. The hormonal changes at this time may account for your symptoms. However, it would also be important to exclude other causes such as uterine or cervical problems. If you have not had a recent gynae check and pap smear, you should do so.

Best wishes

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