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Help me understand irregular peroids please
An_252096 posted:
I know I'm going through a form of menopause I have experienced irregular periods for almost 2 or more yrs. I have been keeping track on how long they last and how heavy or light they are, for months they were very heavy with a lot of clots lasting for 2 to 3 times then the next month I would not get my period at all. I went through this process for about 2yrs. and now the last 2 month it has been very light. This last month it was more of heavy spotting then any real period. I also have not been getting the bad back cramps like I have in the past. Can you help me understand if this is normal or am I one of the few that will end early on this journey.
darlyn05 responded:
Technically, menopause is when there is an absense of menses for 1yr (12 mo). This could be peri-menopause, the time leading up to menopause. Are you having any other symptoms associated with this, like hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, emotion rollercoaster, etc...?

If you read some of the other discussions pertaining to menopause and peri-menopause you may find some helpful information.

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