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Are irregular periods always a sign of early menopause?

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Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology

In brief: No

Irregular periods are most commonly a sign of anovulation.
This frequently occurs during the teenage years after menarche and during perimenopause. It can also occur at other times often associated with PCOD or stress. Most women have occasional irregular periods during their reproductive years. Persistent irregular menses need to be evaluated.

In brief: No

Irregular periods are most commonly a sign of anovulation.
This frequently occurs during the teenage years after menarche and during perimenopause. It can also occur at other times often associated with PCOD or stress. Most women have occasional irregular periods during their reproductive years. Persistent irregular menses need to be evaluated.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: Possibly

Frequently periods become irregular as more and more become anovulatory.

In brief: Possibly

Frequently periods become irregular as more and more become anovulatory.
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