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Menopause

Menopause period

02/05/2007

Question:

When you first start menopause, will you experience a lighter blood flow than usual or does the blood flow stop all together? I am 51 and have been like clock work for the last twenty years. My period is late...am I pregnant or just shribbled up?

Answer:

Be sure to check a pregnancy test.  The most common pattern at perimenopause is for menses to become slightly more irregular, such as a week early or a week late.  The next phase is to skip a month altogether.  Some women are completely regular until one last period. 

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Response by:

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