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Since the birth of my last child (now 2) I have had a split period where basically I flow for 2-3 days, stop altogether, then flow for another 2-3 days. I am wondering if this may be a symptom of menopause. I am 37 years old, not on any birth control besides rhythm method, and my cycle remains a very regular 28 days.


The menstrual bleeding pattern you describe is not uncommon, and it is not necessarily associated with menopause. 

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