Zoom Into Perimenopause Changes

Menopause does not suddenly happen. It is preceded by a long period known as perimenopause. This period of menstrual irregularities preceding the termination of period and the years following the apparent arrest of the menstrual cycle.

Between 45 and 50 years menstrual abnormalities beginning to appear, this age varies depending on heredity and gynecological history.

Disturbances annunciator

This period preceding the end of your menstrual cycle and last from two to four years.

Corresponding to the declining production of female hormones, it is marked by menstrual irregularities

  • Lengthening or shortening of the cycle;
  • Change of abundance, frequency and duration of the the menstrual period.

Troubles before your menstrual period (or premenstrual syndrome congestif):

  • Tension breasts swollen and painful (mastodynie);
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Instability of mood
  • Insomnia
  • Edema in the face, etc..

The uterus is a bit much bigger. The cervical mucus is abundant. These symptoms are related to the persistence or exaggeration of the secretion of estrogen and decrease (or disappearance) secretion of progesterone.

Perimenopause lasts four years on average and by definition continues during the 12 months following the latest menstrual period, in events that this don’t pose big problems, no treatment is necessary. However, if the troubles really hamper the quality of life, you should talk with your doctor. With him, the possibility of treatment can be addressed.



January 2, 2011 at 2:45 PM

had irregular peariods 6 years ago and was clotty a am 48 hava a mareana coil in patches did not agree with me and lost a brown discharg for 12 months and also before coil fitted 2 weeks ago i bled for 7 days today i am bleeding again feeling bit off pain lower tum and right hand side round to my back bones and joints acing feeling tired and low irratable but i havant seen a peariod 7 months untill the 1 2 weeks ago