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im 53 years old....in menopause...as of 6 months ago i was not on period and than all of a sudden im getting my cycle twice a month ,,,im bleeding heavy...is this normal

By June 4, 2013 - 12:04pm
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Hello misslori6741,

It sounds like you are experiencing perimenopause. It is a transitional period during which your body makes that natural transition toward menopause. Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility. It is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. You are not quite there yet.

During perimenopause, estrogen levels rise and fall unevenly. Menstrual irregularity results. Menstrual flow can be lighter or heavier.

Since you did not have a period for six months, you are in late perimenopause.

My concern is that you are having periods with a heavy flow twice a month and you can potentially become anemic because of blood loss. I suggest you
contact your gynecologist and share what has been happening. Your doctor may choose to check your hemoglobin/hematocrit levels to monitor for anemia.

All the best,


June 4, 2013 - 4:46pm
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