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Can a woman still have a menstral cycle while going through menapause?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
19 doctors agree

In brief: One year, no periods

A woman reaches menopause when she has had no periods for one year. Perimenopause precedes menopause and can be associated with irregular periods.
Some women have spotting or bleeding after the menopause occurs. That needs to be reported to a doctor.

In brief: One year, no periods

A woman reaches menopause when she has had no periods for one year. Perimenopause precedes menopause and can be associated with irregular periods.
Some women have spotting or bleeding after the menopause occurs. That needs to be reported to a doctor.
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Dr. James Mirabile
While going through menopause, which is the peri-menopause, yes. However any bleeding after the menopause is abnormal and should be evaluated by your health practitioner to rule out anything serious.
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Perimenopause

Before a women is done having periods, she goes through a "perimenopausal" period.
At this time, periods still happen, but may be irregular in frequency and bleeding. This period can be managed with an ob/gyn or an internist or family doctor. Rarely, abnormal bleeding during the periomenopausal period can represent other abnormalities such as cervical or uterine cancer.

In brief: Perimenopause

Before a women is done having periods, she goes through a "perimenopausal" period.
At this time, periods still happen, but may be irregular in frequency and bleeding. This period can be managed with an ob/gyn or an internist or family doctor. Rarely, abnormal bleeding during the periomenopausal period can represent other abnormalities such as cervical or uterine cancer.
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Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Menopause

Yes, you can still experience periods as you enter the menopause, though your bleeding may become somewhat irregular until the final episode of the peri-menopausal years.

In brief: Menopause

Yes, you can still experience periods as you enter the menopause, though your bleeding may become somewhat irregular until the final episode of the peri-menopausal years.
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Dr. Rajal Patel
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Menopause is a process and may take several years.
Officially a woman is considered post menopausal when she has not had a period in over a year.

In brief: Yes

Menopause is a process and may take several years.
Officially a woman is considered post menopausal when she has not had a period in over a year.
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