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When beginning menopause is it possible to start mensturating more frequently? Mum is 51 this year.
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. RADHA SYED
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Margot Watson
Gynecology
In brief: 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.

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

In brief: Yes
Skipping, scant, shorter periods are the norm. Need to consult her family doctor or gynecologist.
Dr. James L. Cromwell
Dr. James L. Cromwell
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Morgan Daul
General Practice
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Morgan Daul
Morgan Daul
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