Perimenopause, mid-cycle bleeding/spotting, & hormone levels
Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:33 PM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:43 PM
I don't want to go into the yucky details, but ... Which would be a likely cause for mid-cycle bleeding/spotting during perimenopause: low estrogen or low progesterone? Or is it more complicated than that?
It's likely a bit more complicated. I had those symptoms and it was endometriosis which is typically caused by low progesterone.
You could see if a naturopath will describe some bio-identical Progesterone and if something improves.
It would be well worth to check in with one to see what other possible causes this may have or just how to alleviate these pesky perimenopausal symptoms.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:22 PM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:24 PM
I have heard of those symptoms from endometriosis as well. I would def. see a dr.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:50 PM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:11 PM
So...I am little help, but I can sympathize. It is maddening!
Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:09 AM
Edited by ereks mom, 06 January 2011 - 11:25 PM.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:36 AM
But, its pretty normal for women to get irregularities as they go through menopause, even if they have been regular all along.
You coudl also try some sort of herbal supplement to help ease you through the next couple of years.