Two periods a month
4 February, 2005
Do you know what natural herbal remedy regulates bleeding? A Rav told me the name and I can't remember it. I am getting my period twice a month now that I am 46. My gynecologist says not to worry because she is not frum.
We're sorry to hear you've been bleeding so frequently. Irregular bleeding is not uncommon in women in their mid-forties and fifties. If your bleeding is actually staining, it may not in fact make you a niddah. Please see our article on ketamim for further information. If it is in fact enough to make you niddah, hormonal intervention can often be used to ameliorate the situation.
Your halachic concerns should be known to your gynecologist, so that she can help you address them. You may wish to refer her to our website for health care professionals, www.jewishwomenshealth.org, also available as an app. You can also print out articles from that site for her to read. If, after understanding the importance of hilchot niddah for your quality of life, your physician is unable or unwilling to help you, you should consider asking another physician with experience in such hormonal manipulation.
We are not familar with any herbal remedies. Your rav should not mind if you ask him again for the name.
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