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Bleeding between ovulation and period - normal?

(11 Posts)
ALoveWorthKeeping Sat 24-Jun-17 23:17:25

I've always spotted at ovulation, enough to warrant a light pad but nothing more. The last few cycles though I've carried on bleeding between ovulation until my period starts. More than spotting, not heavy but enough to need to wear a pad. But then my actual period has been a bit shorter too. I've not had sex for almost a year blush but used to bleed after for a day or two.

I'm 45. Is this perhaps connected to the start of the menopause? Or something else?

LakeFlyPie Sun 25-Jun-17 00:10:52

I'm experiencing this too and am 43.
I'm putting it down to peri menopause although probably should see GP to check they don't want to screen for any other cause (have been thinking that for at least 6 months blush)

Refilona Sun 25-Jun-17 00:18:08

I would get it checked just in case. A smear is an easy enough thing to do and it'll put your mind at ease!

skyzumarubble Sun 25-Jun-17 08:29:19

No it's not normal - you need to get checked out.

SoftlyCatchyMonkey1 Sun 25-Jun-17 08:31:20

This is called inter-menstrual bleeding and needs a visit to your GP to makesure there's nothing untoward going on. Probably hormonal though.

IfYouGoDownToTheWoodsToday Sun 25-Jun-17 08:33:41

sky "no, it's not normal"

That is utter rubbish! It is indeed very normal for some people when you get into your 40s. I'm one of those people, I was sent for a scan, to rule out anything sinister but was told by the Dr that many women experience this.

So OP go to the Dr just to make sure, but it will probably be fine flowers

IfYouGoDownToTheWoodsToday Sun 25-Jun-17 08:35:08

Should have added this went on for 8 years with me. I'm now 51 and it has stopped as periods are very erratic.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Sun 25-Jun-17 08:37:42

I agree that it needs checking out. It's normal in the sense that it happens often but it's not in the sense that it could be something serious.

skyzumarubble Sun 25-Jun-17 08:58:43

If - you're right but d efinitley warrants getting checked out.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sun 25-Jun-17 09:27:42

Any changes to the menstrual cycle should be reported to the GP. It should be checked out.

ALoveWorthKeeping Sun 25-Jun-17 12:27:10

Thanks for the replies. I've had problems with my periods my whole life and never had much success in getting heard from my GP - pretty much told to just go on the pill every time.
Still, am due a smear so will bring it up then.

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