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How Long Does Perimenopause Usually Last
How long can spotting last during perimenopause and is it normal? I have had 3 colposcapies in the last 10 years and they have all been normal.
Spotting @ 55: Perimenopause can cause lightened or absent periods with spotting. However, endometrial cancer also presents in the same way. Colposcopies are not the prime way to assess the endometrium as it looks at the endocervical canal and cervix itself and not the endometrium. An endometrial biopsy will tell you and your MD much more about why you are spotting if this is worrisome. ...Read more
I am going through the perimenopause and have had spotting for 17 days since the end of my last period. Is this normal? How long can spotting last?
Late period 3 days. Negative pregnancy test. But had sore nipples, nausea. Last cycle was only 19 days long. Is this perimenopause?
I'm healthy, active and in perimenopause. Hard time reaching orgasm, new problem. Used lube, still takes long time. Bloodwork normal. Any help?
See a doctor: See a primary, gynecologist or urogynecologist. Recommend evaluation of medication conditions such as diabetes, nerve disorders, back disorders....that could be contributing. If no medical issues, then your brain is your largest sex organ. Find things that stimulate your brain. Practice makes perfect. ...Read more
I am 41 and for the past few years my periods have only lasted for a few days. Is this normal at my age? Is this the beginnings of perimenopause?
Maybe: This could be just normal variation. You should talk with your doc and have some labs drawn. ...Read more
Can my periods become irregular due to perimenopause even if i am on the bc patch? I am 43 years old & just had period a week early & lasted 12 days
Yes: If your body is changing with natural aging, and your hormones are fluctuating, and at times you may not be ovulating, then your period can certainly be affected despite the patch you are on. ...Read more
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