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A 52-year-old female asked:

Second month on hrt and i am getting heavy bleeding and painful menstrual cramps. is this normal? i used to get bad periods before menopause started.

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Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wenanswered
28 years experience
Yes and no: Yes this is a common side effect, but say "no" to it if you can't tolerate, and you 'd better consult your physician to either adjust the dose, add a diff. Med to it, change it to a different form, or any better solutions.
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