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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.

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Response by:

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