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When will the bleeding from perimenopause stop?

When will the bleeding from perimenopause stop?

Perimenopause: Perimenopause refers to the time before menopause truly kicks in. Some experience hot flashes and some irregular periods. I see you are 57. Typically perimenopause would have resolved by this age. You may be experiencing postmenopausal bleeding. An evaluation by an Obgyn is warranted ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a woman's estrogen levels start to decline, periods become irregular, and hot flashes may begin, accompanied by mood swings and other ...Read more


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Why is there irregular bleeding in perimenopause?

Why is there irregular bleeding in perimenopause?

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. ...Read more

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I have had menstrual bleeding for over 8 wks. If this is perimenopause, is that possibly normal? I'm 45.

I have had menstrual bleeding for over 8 wks. If this is perimenopause, is that possibly normal? I'm 45.

Go see your GYN for: A blood test, pelvic exam, paps smear and a pelvic ultrasound to check for hormonal balance, thickening of the endometrial wall and tumor etc. God bless you! ...Read more

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I have had menstrual bleeding (far more than I have ever bled) for over 8 weeks. If this is perimenopause, is that normal?

I have had menstrual bleeding (far more than I have ever bled) for over 8 weeks. If this is perimenopause, is that normal?

Bleeding: It can be from perimenopause but it still needs to be worked up with thyroid studies, an ultrasound or sonohystogram and endometrial bx. ...Read more

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Think I'm near end of perimenopause, &this month been bleeding very light for 22 days on & off, could this be hormone imbalance,will it stop on own?

Think I'm near end of perimenopause, &this month been bleeding very light for 22 days on & off, could this be hormone imbalance,will it stop on own?

Too frequent bleeds: Every 22 days of bleeding, even for perimenopause is too frequent and needs evaluation for anemia and other causes by your GYN MD. By definition, perimenopause is a "hormone imbalance" as estrogen without progesterone is the predominant hormone. See your GYN MD about fibroids, thyroid disorders, or other causes of this problem. ...Read more

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I am 48. Irregular bleeding for 2014. Exam normal 9-14. Just perimenopause? Off pill 11-13-6-14 per md. Md put me back on 7-14 till now. What to do?

I am 48. Irregular bleeding for 2014. Exam normal 9-14. Just perimenopause? Off pill 11-13-6-14 per md. Md put me back on 7-14 till now. What to do?

Probably perimenopau: At 48 the most likely cause is the perimenopause. Low dose birth control pills are certainly one way to manage this as is cyclic progestational therapy, or even endometrial ablation or a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. The choice depends on you and your particular risk factors and type of bleeding (heavy, light, prolonged, or just unpredictable). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How many years of irregular bleeding from vagina should one have in perimenopause?

How many years of irregular bleeding from vagina should one have in perimenopause?

No easy answer: Irregular bleeding should be evaluated by your doctor. Most often this is a benign problem but cancer has to be ruled out. Once this is accomplished correction of the bleeding problem can usually be corrected. ...Read more

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I am 52 and believe I am in perimenopause. I have had a period for 11 days and this morning had very heaving clot like bleeding. Is this normal?

I am 52 and believe I am in perimenopause. I have had a period for 11 days and this morning had very heaving clot like bleeding. Is this normal?

It is common: Since ovulation becomes less frequent,it is not uncommon to have irregular bleeding at times.if this continues though,you may want to see your gynecologist to get some meds to control the bleeding ,so you don't become anemic ...Read more

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40y/o heavy bleeding every month, want to find out if perimenopause related. MD ordered FSH. Do I have to take the test on CD3?

40y/o heavy bleeding every month, want to find out if perimenopause related. MD ordered FSH. Do I have to take the test on CD3?

FSH levels: If you are bleeding every month then it does not sound like this is a menopause issue. We would expect menopause when you start skipping months or stop having periods. CD 3 is the optimal time to check an FSH level ...Read more

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Spotting and 10 day late period. Then normal period for 5 days but went to light bleeding (scant) for 4 days now. I'm 47. Hormones or perimenopause?

Spotting and 10 day late period.  Then normal period for 5 days but went to light bleeding (scant) for  4 days now.  I'm 47. Hormones or perimenopause?

Evaluation: Menstrual changes are quite common as one approaches the perimenopausal years as the hormonal production starts to slow. One should not assume this is the cause until a proper evaluation has been done ...Read more

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I'm 32, been heavily bleeding with blood clots larger than a quarter for almost a month now. I'm weak and dizzy.is Perimenopause or do I go to er?

 I'm 32, been heavily bleeding with blood clots larger than a quarter for almost a month now. I'm weak and dizzy.is Perimenopause or do I go to er?

Maybe: Periods can go off of your normal cycle, this is most likely why you are experiencing heavy flow. You may have another irregular period before you go back to normal. If you are having more pain than a regular period or if your bleeding does not stop in a normal time please see your gynecologist. You may want to see your OB/GYN if you are dizzy every time you stand up. ...Read more

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44 yrs old irregular periods for about three yrs. Heavy periods. Cramping without bleeding for a week before. Perimenopause?

44 yrs old irregular periods for about three yrs. Heavy periods. Cramping without bleeding for a week before. Perimenopause?

Sound like going: toward the menopause by having anovulatory cycles cauing thickening of the endometrium followed by heavy periods . Have your hormone level checked such as FSH level to see where you stand in terms of going to menopause. Your gyn can help you to make your periods uneventful. If you want to shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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Is dizzy spells normal for women going thru perimenopause, not sure if pregnant also starting bleeding after no period since oct 2011, pain in stomach?

No: Dizzy spells are not a usual symptom of perimenopause. You should be checked by your doctor, especially if there is a chance of pregnancy. A tubal pregnancy can cause internal bleeding and stomach pains that can lead to feeling faint or dizzy. It is a very serious, potentially life-threatening condition, so if your pregnancy test is positive, you should be seen in the er. ...Read more

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2nd rx for bladder infection.burning sore red vulva, infrequent periods. last bleeding started only with straining and was bright red(dont think it was from rectum). the bleeding turned brownish and then red while straining again.perimenopause?

2nd rx for bladder infection.burning sore red vulva, infrequent periods. last bleeding started only with straining and was bright red(dont think it was from rectum). the bleeding turned brownish and then red while straining again.perimenopause?

Can't say.: The color of vaginal blood is of no clinical significance. Brown blood is older blood being expelled from the uterus. Red blood can be fresher blood. Sore red, vulva could be related to yeast infection, friction, dryness. Don't know how infrequent your periods actually are. There isn't a way to say with the available information. Consider medical eval. Take care. ...Read more

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Can perimenopause make me bleed steady hard with clots sometimes?

Can perimenopause make me bleed steady hard with clots sometimes?

Peri menopausal : Menstrual flow change is very common at things stage of your life. However if you continue to have a heavy flow and clots see your physician ...Read more

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In perimenopause,last period 2 mths ago, light and 7 days, now 14 days of just very light bleed, barely need liner, is this normal, worried!

In perimenopause,last period 2 mths ago, light and 7 days, now 14 days of just very light bleed, barely need liner, is this normal, worried!

Evaluation: 14 days of bleeding at age 56 should be evaluated by a gynecologist. They will likely want to do a pelvic examination and an ultrasound. They will want to evaluate for polyps and may want to evaluate the lining with a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is it common for a woman in perimenopause to bleed very lightly for full month after missing 2 periods,I do not want to take hormones, what can i do?

Is it common for a woman in perimenopause to bleed very lightly for full month after missing 2  periods,I do not want to take hormones, what can i do?

No: This is not a usual pattern though that does not mean it is necessarily abnormal. Bleeding can be erratic and unpredictable in the perimenopausal period but persistent bleeding for a month should be investigated further. ...Read more

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