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im 46 female and for the past 3 months ive been having bleeding problems.first 3 months ago i had a ten day period,the next month i was 2 weeks late,and this month i had a 5 day period,stopped for 5 days and started again and so far have been bleeding lightly for 13 days not sure what might be going on here.


At age 46, you may beginning to experience changes in your cycle due to perimenopause.  Many women have cycles like they never had before, and that are not predictable.  I recommend that you keep a "diary" of what you are experiencing for a couple of months, and then take it to your health care provider to discuss.

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Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University