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45 year old, always regular but this month on 11 days?

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i am a 45 year old, my periods have always been regular lasting 5 days this last one just ocassional spotting. last month i had some spotting very little for only 3 days, but this month i'm in the 11th day and is more heavy, the first days was spotting skipping one day then it was heavy. what causes this, i have no cramps, no pain but it is very uncomfortable as everytime i move i feel like i'm going to get all wet

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replied July 11th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A36971
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You might experience altered bleeding, altered period pattern (duration or blood flow changes), etc if you have onset of menopause. If you suspect menopausal changes, or symptoms, then you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation along with hormonal analysis to confirm/rule out menopausal changes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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