just noticed your question. have you checked with your doctor about this? anytime there's pain....
I did have spotting in between periods, even thought I was pregnant (at age 50!) because I missed three in a row, then it came back with a vengeance and I had two heavy cleansing periods. My doctor had me have a pelvic ultrasound to check if everything was normal. It was. I've heard from many women that their periods start going a bit wacky, either very light, or very heavy, in the year before actually being menopaused ie no period. Did you know that peri-menopause actually lasts from 7-10 years on average? with all levels of symptoms....
Sorry I cut the rest off. The cramping I get before what I think is my period continues for weeks then I spot for about a week to two then it stops. I have never had this before. The pain is horrible. I go for a few months with no period. Before that I was hot flashing like crazy. Now no hot flashes just pain.
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