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Spotting caused during periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I am 49 yrs old and have always had regular periods. This month I have been spotting, no real period, for about a week. Should I be concerned?
Doctor :   what was the interval of your periods before this?
User :   Every 24 - 26 days
Doctor :   when were your last period
User :   April 18 - 24
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any hot flushes?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops
Doctor :   It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45.
User :   Is this how menopause acts?
Doctor :   Changes and symptoms are
Doctor :   A change in periods - shorter or longer,
Doctor :   lighter or heavier
Doctor :   with more or less time in between
Doctor :   Trouble sleeping
Doctor :   Vaginal dryness
Doctor :   these are the symptoms
Doctor :   the symptoms that you have should not be worrying yu
Doctor :   they are common at this age
User :   The spotting is a semi-slimmy dark brown, old blood. Should I be concerned about this?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   you should not be worried
User :   How long should this spotting last?
Doctor :   it lasts for 3 to 4 days
User :   This has been on and off for about a week now.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   this is common
Doctor :   during the menopause
Doctor :   Please fill the form i send and sya done
Doctor :   anything else
Doctor :   i can help you
User :   No, I will research more on menopause on the internet. Thank you very very much. :)
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