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Why is there irregular bleeding in perimenopause?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Hormonal changes: Around menopause, some of the hormones in a woman's body which normally vary in a very predictable way start to change. The fluctuations are not as normal, and sometimes may not even occur. Ovaries produce less estrogen and the brain senses certain changes and tries to compensate. This in turn can affect bleeding patterns. Bleeding can be closer together, farther apart, heavier or even lighter.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Hormones: Hormonal changes can cause those symptoms, but you should see a doctor for an evaluation, .
Last updated Mar 2, 2019

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