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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Am I going through menopause?

    I am 36 and have had my period for 2 weeks and 3 days. It stops and starts again. Is it menopause?
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Early menopause is when periods have stopped permanently before the age of 45. So I feel you can be reassured that this is not happening to you.
    A change in the menstrual cycle pattern can happen at any time or age & is dependant on numerous factors.
    For example, if a woman is taking the oral contraceptive pill and forgets to take it she can have prolonged spotting.
    Stress, illness, dieting, etc. can also affect the menstrual cycle. Thyroid disorders can also cause changes. Changes within the uterus such as non malignant fibroids can give rise to long/heavy period. Some medications can even affect the cycle.
    You need to see a Dr. with in interests/experience in Women’s Health if you continue to be concerned.
    Brenda
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
     
    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
     
    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer
     
     

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