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perimenopause at 31. Is it possible

By September 23, 2012 - 5:28pm
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I am a 31 year old woman with 2 children. I have noticed some changes going on with myself and i am wondering if i may be going through perimenopause.
I have noticed that on several occasions, i would get heat flashes, usually in the early morning hours about a week or so before my period . They don't last very long just a few minutes. My periods the last few cycles have also been a bit weird as in i would bleed normally for the first day or two and then it would be scant or spotty after. I usually mensturate for 7 days and now it has only been about 5-6 days. My cycle has also became somewhat shorter . i usually get my period every 28-30 days and now the last 2 cycles have been approximately 21- 23 days.. I should also mention that my libido is not as it usually is. could this be perimenopause at my age?

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Hi db981,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Women start perimenopause at different ages. In your 40s, or even as early as your 30s, your may start noticing the signs. Your periods may become irregular — longer, shorter, heavier or lighter, sometimes more and sometimes less than 28 days apart.  You might need to see a doctor, just to confirm if the symptoms are due to peri menopause.  Other conditions, can also cause changes in a woman's cycle.  Such as stress, hormonal imbalance, uterine cysts and polyps, fibroids and many other.  



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