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    plainjane5150 posted:
    Ok so, I thought I was going through menopause, maybe I am but after all the mood swings and nite sweats, why am I having a period? Its been 6 months since I have had one. I guess I am a little disappointed! Whats going on?
    Anon_6061 responded:
    Sounds like you're in perimenopause - that period of time leading up to menopause when the menstrual cycle becomes unpredictable. Periods can become sporadic and irregular. Anything goes from longer to shorter cycles, lighter to heavier bleeding. Menopausal symptoms are common during this timeframe since hormones are fluctuating wildly. Once you go an entire year without periods, that's when you would be considered post-menopausal. Blood tests (FSH and estradiol level) can then confirm menopause.

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