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Abnormal Bleeding

Many women experience bleeding or spotting between periods at some point in their life. It's important to understand what would be considered abnormal so you know when to see your doctor.

  • Before menopause, menstrual cycles are typically 3-7 days with 28-35 days between cycles. Bleeding more often should be evaluated.
  • In the period of your life shortly before menopause, you can bleed more frequently. That said, you should not assume menopause is the cause of abnormal bleeding. An evaluation by your doctor is needed to eliminate other causes.
  • After menopause, any bleeding is abnormal.

If you experience abnormal bleeding, please contact your doctor or call the Center for Women at (608) 775-8181.

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