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Stomach Pain

When a woman's periods have either slowed or stopped completely, she is said to be in menopause. It is considered abnormal if a woman does not have a period for 90 days or more, unless she is pregnant, nursing, or going through menopause at the time.

If you have the following symptoms, please discuss them with a doctor.

- Periods last less than 21 days

- Periods last more than 35 days apart

- Missing more than three periods in a row

- Heavier or lighter flow of menstruation than usual

- Longer than 7 days of periods

- Pain, cramping, nausea, or vomiting when on period

- Bleeding or spotting between periods or following sex

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- Regulation of the menstrual cycle

- Reduce pain when in periods

- Lower a risk of iron deficiency anemia

- Lower a risk of infertility

- Lower a risk of infertility osteoporosis

- Lower a risk of cardiovascular disease

- Lower a risk of endometrial hyperplasia

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How common is abnormal bleeding?

10% to 35% of women globally may experience abnormal uterine bleeding. It is most common during menarche (the start of menstruation) and early menopause (the years leading up to menopause).

How is abnormal bleeding diagnosed?

A pelvic exam / A cervical exam / A Pap smear (Pap test) bleeding.

How can I reduce my risk?

Maintaining a healthy weight may help to keep your hormones in check. Avoiding diets heavy in animal fat may lower your risk of some malignancies. Safer sex may lower your risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can cause irregular uterine bleeding.

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