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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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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...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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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 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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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?

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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more