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I have a regular period for the last two months, but then about three days after the last day of my period I will start having spot bleeding for about 3-4 days. What is going on? I am 43 years old and haven't experience this before?

By Anonymous August 15, 2010 - 4:01pm
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Also, during my period I have this month and just last had headaches a suffered from bloating more than normal. In fact, I have never experience headaches like this ever. Do you think it would be wise for me to have my hormone levels checked with my OBGYN or someone else to make sure my hormores are in check or...? Help! Thanks :)

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It could help to have your hormone levels checked, if you feel that your symptoms are problematic. (You did not mention if the headaches are severe or long duration, and I am not sure if the spotting is bothersome?).

You may be entering perimenopause, if your menstrual cycles are changing drastically. Otherwise, women's cycles do change throughout the years, and some women may have menstrual symptoms associated with the fluctuating hormones (this is normal) that can include bloating and headaches. You can also have more spotting before or after.

Are you using any type of hormonal contraception? This can also cause spotting in-between periods.

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August 15, 2010 - 8:47pm
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