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Menopause

Menses

01/08/2007

Question:

I ceased having regular periods about 18 months ago. Is it normal to have a 1 day light period about every 6 months when going through menopause? I am 52 and have hot flashes, since about 2 years--however, they are not disruptive.

Answer:

Chances are you do not have a serious problem or it would have gotten worse by now.  However, any bleeding occurring this long after your regular menses should be evaluated by your physician.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati