How many periods do you miss in perimenopause?

Asked 3 years ago

I think I'm in the perimenopause stage of my life, but I'm not sure. My period cycle used to be regular when I was younger. But now, since I've hit my 40's, they've moved on to being irregular. It has started skipping in 1-2 month intervals, and when it does come, it's heavier than usual with blood clots. Does anyone know if this is normal for perimenopause, or should I be concerned? Thanks

Ashley Danielle

Monday, September 13, 2021

The average woman starts the Perimenopause transition at age 47. But a good baseline to check for yourself, is when your mother began her transition. It is characterized by hormone fluctuations as your ovaries are running out of eggs. Your estrogen levels drop and you may have irregular menstrual cycles. It is totally normal for Perimenopause to make your period irregular or intermittent. Your cycle may even lengthen so that your period is late or you may skip a period for 2-3 months.

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