Posted by: Lois | 2004/02/13

Sign of infertily?

This might sound silly, but I'd like to make sure just the same. I am 34 and have been using Triphasil for about 14 years now (my husband and I don't want any children). I started menstruating when I was 11. I don't have any of the symptoms associated with menopause (hot flushes, etc.). What bothers me, is that the past few months during my period (regular due to the fact that I use the Pill) I have been bleeding for about three day in stead of the usual four. There is a lot of blood on the first day, but just a drop on the second and third day. Is this a sign that I am becoming infertile? How many years do women normally menstruate?

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No, this does not mean that you are infertile. It is probably just the effect of the Triphasil thinning the womb lining. Women usually become menopausal somwhere between 45-50 years of age.

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