Bleeding between periods in perimenopause

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I went nearly a year without any periods or bleeding between 2007 and 2008 then, went back to having 3 normal periods in 2008. I went to my family doc during that time frame and talked to her about it. I had an ultrasound done after the fist period finished and a PAP, mammogram etc.. Everything was "normal" she said for this stage of things. My last period was December 2008 and nothing since.
And in that same month I had two periods 19 days apart. and early in 2011 I went 47 days between periods. I had my thyroid removed in 2008 and over the last year my meds have been adjusted 3 times. I have also been under tremendous stress in the last few months. I feel like it is going to start, then nothing happens.
Im 40 and over the past year my periods have become irregular, much shorter time in between like 21 0r 22 days-after being like clockwork for most of my life. I had my period almost 2 weeks ago, I guess this would be the time Im ovulating.I just discovered I am bleeding. I have cramps just like I do when i have my period and my breasts are sore.What the heck is going on? Obviously im going to go to the gyno. but in the meantime I hope someone has some thoughts.Im definitely not pregnant either.
Hi, I read that the only difference is morning sickness! They truely can mimic eachother and some women have therefore ended up with a surprise baby not expecting until they were quite advanced that they were pregnant. A pregnancy test when your period should be due would probably give you a clear answer.
At the age of 30 I spotted between periods once a year maybe twice. In my 30's I spotted off and on but more often now that I am in my 40's I spot almost every month. My cycle is normally 34 days I spot normally anywhere from day 14-18, I believe this to be ovulation but recently I notice when I get off the treadmill exercising I am spotting and yes it is mid cycle. I also find I feel Crampy in my lower area front and back, is this ovulation or Perimenopause?
1. Perimenopause - which can happen as early as the late 30's. 2. Anovulatory bleeding http://www.womenshealthchannel.com/dub/index.shtml Normally during the menstrual cycle, the production of progesterone in the latter 2 weeks of the cycle balances out the regenerative effects of estrogen, halting further endometrial growth. In anovulation, the level of estrogen does not decline, and progesterone is not secreted to balance out the effects of estrogen.
I started bleeding again yesterday after only 2.5 weeks since my last episode of bleeding. My GYN said to hang in there and to do a repeat sono which I did last Friday (still no final), endo bx and saline sono. I know people have this same experience with the hormonal imbalance and irregular periods. Does anyone out there know what the treatment is for this short of a hysterectomy (I'm only 45)? Two years ago when I had another endometrial bx. it showed a proliferative endometrium.
What you're describing is very similar to what I experienced just prior to my FINAL period three years ago. Yes, periods can come every two weeks. The intervals between periods can be long or short. Basically, the cycle becomes really unpredictable and irregular before it ends completely. Not fun, since it seems like you have to carry tampons or napkins/panty liners with you ALL THE TIME, not knowing when it could sneak up on you again.
Cycles can go from closer together to further apart, heavy to light, light to heavy and everything in between. So, the only thing that's constant in this phase of life is inconsitency! :) Welcome to whackdom.
I tried asking some relatives and friends but no one else I know have experienced the same as me but looking up the symptoms it does appear it can happen. Since last February my periods have changed. They are longer with fewer time between periods and some days are really heavy. It's more of an annoyance than anything else, really. I'm not really concerned about it but since I never know when I'm going to bleed, it does affect my every day living somewhat.
my period came a week early which is really unusual for me and went on for the usaul 6 days and was just like my normal period with blood clots and then it stopped for a day and started on the day it should have started and went on for a week but was light, with no blood clots then it stopped for 2 days and now has started up again. i will be 51 in July could it be the on set of the menopause!
Physical changes begin years before the final menstrual period and this transitional phase is called perimenopause. Perimenopause may last for 4 to 8 years. Perimenopause begins with changes in the length of time between periods and ends 1 year after the final menstrual period. According to the article, smoking and genetics can influence the timing of natural menopause and smokers reach menopause about 2 years earlier.
Before my hysterectomy I started having periods all over the place, like you sometimes only a few days in between them, it was perimenopause. I was 38. Are you stressed because of this or did the stress come first? Because stress can cause the fluctuations.
This month my period came on time, early in the morning of Feb. 2nd. Normally, my periods last about 4 to 5 days. However, I still am having some bleeding well past when I should have, fluctuating between bright red and brown (as if it was stopping but would start up again). It was only a small amount and didn't think too much of it at first until yesterday, Feb. 15th, it acted more like a beginning of a period (heavier).
could i be pregnant or are these signs of perimenopause? i have never spotted between periods and am pretty regular. my period is due next week...i havent taken a pregnancy test.
I am 47 years old and have always had regular periods, no kids, no medical problems of any kind. I am not on BCP. I've been having spotting between periods intermittently for the last 10 months. Last December, the MD did a Pap which was normal as well as an internal sonogram, which also was normal. He felt that it was probabaly hormonal, perhaps perimenopause. He told me to track things and come back in 6 months, which I did.
LOL The average age is between 50 and 55. You're already noticing some changes in your cycles and certainly these long, drawn out periods are certainly charactertistic of perimenopausal change type periods. After these types of periods, usually come the "was that a period?" type periods. Then, the...."Whoa....where'd my period go? Haven't seen it for a couple of months???
Provera interrupts the constant estrogen production, changes the lining of the uterus, and causes a shedding of the lining (bleeding). The amount of bleeding varies with the amount of lining that needs to be shed: the bleeding can be lighter, same, or heavier than a menstrual period. Ovarian discomfort is due to stretching of the ovary by the growth of follicles (egg units). This growth occurs whether one ovulates or not. Egg white cervical mucus is caused by estrogen stimulation.
I had an ultrasound, as well as a saline ultrasound (they thought they saw something on the regular ultrasound – turned out it was most likely a tiny clot, as I was bleeding during the ultrasound). Had off and on spotting for the following 7 month. In October 2011 I asked for uterine biopsy, which I had. Everything was fine. After the biopsy my periods were completely normal (no spotting) for a year. In fall 2012 I had one month of continual spotting and passed a large clot.
Even after sex I noticed some pinkish bleeding just when I thought the spotting might be over. Does this have to do with perimenopause? I am a bit scared and do not know what to think. I am 40 years old and have had 4 children...2 of which were in my late 30s. Can someone help? Thanks!
She is still having 3 periods in a months time, with just a couple days break in between. She has all the tests like you but we have been told by a family friend taht it is most likely a problem with either the ovaries or the Hypothalamus in the brain. He is a Gyno from another ountry and haven't been able to get very far with our doctors in that direction yet but are still pushing. I have no idea how to find out if it is a Hypothalamus problem.
when i'm in the preparation of our wedding, i've got a lot of stress that causes me to have an in between of my periods bleeding.it's like i already had my period last week and then just after 5 days im bleeding. i thought i was pregnant that time and having an ectopic pregnancy or an early sign of miscarriage. my doctor didn't gave me any prescription she just gave a time to relax and my period were now in normal.additional info.
This brownish discharge can also be due to alterations in hormones due to taking birth control, or it could be a natural result of your body's cycle.Vaginal bleeding between periods may occur during first few months of use of a birth control pill. Pelvic inflammatory disease, perimenopause, sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, Chlamydia, genital warts and cervical cancer can cause this brown discharge. Since this discharge is new, it is most likely abnormal.
I recently have acquired some frightening symptoms, including bleeding between periods, starting heavy and getting lighter for about three days (for this and last month). These last two periods have also been shorter. There was one a few months ago that was VERY painful, which is not common for me at all. Also, I've recently started having nightsweats, and bleeding after intercourse. I've been reading and it seems a lot like progressed cervical cancer and I'm kind of freaking out.
They said it is probably due to ovulation but they can run some tests to see if they're entering perimenopause. They're both in their early 30's but our mom was through menopause by the young age of 36. I would think you're either spotting because you're ovulating or you could be experiencing implantation bleeding. You'll know in a couple of weeks when AF is scheduled to arrive. Good luck.
The pain in my back seems eased by this making me more aware of a feeling of heaviness in my right front pelvic area. I have no appetite,feel tired all the time (despite iron pills) and feel bloated as a blimp. I've never had children (due to the problem with my tube blockages)and have no family history of cancer although two sisters had early hysterectomies due to cell displacia.
Periods can vary in length and flow. It sounds like a period.
It happened on and off over long periods of time between each one.I have not had it for about 5years anyway it has just happened again I picked up the mop done two stokes across the floor and the pain in my thumb there it was the dark blue vein and the thumb swelled up and has now gone all red.
I'm still bleeding, very, very heavy. Possibly heaviest period in my life, definitely the longest. Some background - had surgery for ovarian cyst in late july and endometriosis was discovered. Had irregular cycles for a year +, likely due to cysts and/or perimenopause. Dr. said uterine was "bulky", had very irregular periods before, up to 40 days between cycles. Should I even be on POP or any BC pill for that matter? This bleeding really has me concerned.
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