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A 45-year-old female asked:

hi i am 45 usually have cycle every 25-27days. 10 days ago had spotting for a day and a bit now am 6 days late. do not take contraceptives. ?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Perimenopause: The most common reason for this in the 40's would be perimenopause. During this phase, menses becomes irregular as the ovaries become less functional. Complete menopause usually occurs in a few years, indicated by absence of menses for a year and usually accompanied by the other symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, etc.). Other medical conditions could also be causing this so talk to your doctor

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Last updated Sep 13, 2014

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