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Is Heavy, Irregular Bleeding, or Bleeding After Sex Normal During Perimenopause?

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Updated July 19, 2009

Question: Is Heavy, Irregular Bleeding, or Bleeding After Sex Normal During Perimenopause?
Answer: While it's normal to experience irregular bleeding during perimenopause, it's important to understand that not all menstrual problems are caused by perimenopause or menopause. There are several things that can cause abnormal bleeding. Call your health care provider if you experience:

  • Very heavy bleeding.
  • Clots in menstruation.
  • Periods lasting over one week.
  • Spotting between periods.
  • Bleeding after sex.

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