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i am 51 had no menses for 6 months then they started back .....is this normal for perimenopause ?


Yes, that is a common pattern.  That is why the definition of menopause is 1 year of no menses.  Check with your physician if your periods are heavy or frequent.

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