I've Missed My Period For 5 Months Now I've Stared But Spotting Should I Be Worried

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I've Missed My Period For 5 Months Now I've Stared But Spotting Should I Be Worried

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Hi, Victoria,

I'm not a medical doctor, but here's what I'd suggest based on a quick look at the literature. First of all, HealthCentral's site notes:

Irregular periods - A woman can have irregular periods for several months to years before her periods finally stop. Any vaginal bleeding that develops after a year of no periods is abnormal and should be evaluated by a doctor.

You haven't made it through a full year without a period, so irregular periods can still be expected (which also means you're still in perimenopause). Also, I found another resource that indicates that as you get later in the perimenopause phase (and closer to menopause), you may experience spotting. Based on your missed periods, I would guess that you're in this phase. However, if you are worried, I'd encourage you to visit with your doctor.

Take care and stay in touch!

Dorian

Answered by Dorian Martin