A member asked:

When beginning menopause is it possible to start mensturating more frequently? mum is 51 this year.

14 doctors weighed in across 6 answers
Dr. Morgan Daul answered

Specializes in General Practice

Perimenopuase: Menopause is actually defined as your last period or menstruation; therefore, you will not have another cycle post menopause. In the 2-5 years leading upto menopause, cycles can get closer or farther, heavier or lighter.

Answered 10/3/2016

6.1k views

Thank
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Yes: The average age of menopause is 50-51 years. When a woman is approaching menopause, her menstrual cycle length commonly becomes shorter. This could lead to more frequent menstruation or other irregular menstrual bleeding. The gynecologist can evaluate to be sure that all is normal.

Answered 5/7/2016

6.1k views

Thank
Dr. James L. Cromwell answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Yes: Skipping, scant, shorter periods are the norm. Need to consult her family doctor or gynecologist.

Answered 9/28/2016

6.1k views

Thank
Dr. Carolyn Quist answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Yes: Menopause is the time when someone runs out of eggs in their ovaries. As you get close to this time, the eggs have aged and dont grow and release hormones like they used to. These hormone fluctuations account for the changes in menstrual cycles. Cycles can either get closer together or space farther apart. Sometimes this needs to be regulated and you should discuss this with your physician.

Answered 1/20/2017

6.1k views

Thank
Dr. RADHA SYED answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Abnormal bleeding: Perimenopause can be smooth sailing or punctuated by irregular cycle as one fails to ovulate regularly.The bleeding can be frequent or infrequent-heavy to lite or some people can hemorrhage.One needs hormonal blood work and a an imaging study like transvaginal sonogram and an office endometrial biopsy to diagnose abnormal bleeding.

Answered 12/25/2014

6.1k views

Thank
Dr. Margot Watson answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Common, needs evalua: Whenever women have too frequent menstrual bleeding, such as periods less than 21 days apart from beginning to beginning, lasting longer than 7 days, so heavy it requires changing a pad in less than 1 hour, that should be evaluated by a gynecologist. It may be just the beginning of menopause, but could be more serious. Having periods just a little closer or farther apart is normal.

Answered 7/20/2012

6k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

My mum went through menopause aged 28. Will the same happen to me?

A doctor has provided 1 answer