What you describe can be normal perimenopause - some women skip periods and some (like me) bleed for what seems 3 weeks out of every 4.It even has a name: Dysfunctinal Uterine Bleeding - which sounds like a big deal but just means bleeding more than an average cycle.
Since such bleeding can herald more serious conditions, it is a good idea to get checked out. You might initially need an ultrasound or eventually an endometrial biopsy (which is usually done in the doctor's office.) Get checked out for your own peace of mind.
If indeed, you just have Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding due to perimenopause, the most important thing to watch out for is anemia. Take iron and eat iron rich foods - red meat and others - a full list can be found
If you have fibroids, remember that they can cause some of this bleeding too. Many women have fibroids that appear or grow during perimenopause and shrink again when Menopause transition is complete (like me). So fibroids are not necessarily a reason to intervene (eg fibroidectomy, myomectomy, D & C, or hysterectomy.)
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