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I had my regular monthly period recently and it lasted 7 days

By Anonymous September 22, 2014 - 7:20am
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It was red like it usually is but 3 days later I started again it's lasted 4 days already so far and it's brown. I also have the cramps and stuff like I usually do but this has never happened before.what could be the cause of this? My Tubes are tied so I know it has nothing to do with pregnancy. I'm 34 yes old and have been getting hot at night when I go to bed.this isn't normal for me either I'm always cold and hogging the blankets but for 3 weeks now it's air on, fan on and no blankets.whats wrong with me?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for seeking our advice on your concerns about your most recent period.

It is quite possible that these are early signs of perimenopause.
Menstrual irregularities and night sweats are signs of perimenopause. Some women notice changes as early as their mid-30s.

Anonymous, perimenopause is the transitional phase of a woman's reproductive years. Levels of estrogen fluctuate unevenly. Having a persistent change of seven days or more in the length of your menstrual cycle, you may be in early perimenopause.

Hot flashes are one of the most commonly experienced symptoms of perimenopause. A hot flash is a quick feeling of heat. Night sweats are hot flashes that occur at night and are accompanied with sweating.

I hope this provides a potential answer to your question.


September 22, 2014 - 8:27am
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