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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
I am 48 yrs old. My periods used to be regular - every c. 3 weeks, lasting for 3 days. In the last year they have been every 3-4 months. 2 weeks ago I started bleeding heavily and it is not getting better. Is it somthing to be worried about? Should I go to the doctor? Is it something to be investigated? Thanks.
It is important to see your physician when there is a notable change in menstrual pattern.
It is common to start skipping cycles in the perimenopause. It is more concerning if the bleeding becomes heavy.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati