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Menopause

Spotting

07/05/2007

Question:

I am 48 years old. I have had speratic periods for about 5 months. Is it normal to spot for a week or so instead of having a full period, also my breasts have bnn tndr as well.

Answer:

It is common for menses to become very light, such as spotting.  That is normal.  Spotting in between menses should be discussed with your clinician.  Many women have an increase in breast tenderness during perimenopause because of the fluctuating hormones.

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Response by:

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