My menstrual cycle during peri is it normal?

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Hi, I am new here . I know TMI sorry . I had went 200 days this last time without a period. Then I had a nomal to heavy bleed . Then couple months no bleed but passed small clots for 7 days .This last monthly no bleed passed small clots 4 days. Has anyone experienced this before during peri?I am 45 and began peri at 41 . i take no meds. I have peri symptoms. Do I count these as periods its so confusing?

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    Hi Dizzy, Fom what I understand and have experienced during peri, there is no "normal!" biggrin  Before peri my cycles were like clockwork- every 30 days. When peri started they got shorter and shorter, down to 18 days. Some were normal flow, others light and only 2-3 days. Then I would spot between periods. In the last couple of years my cycles got longer and longer. I would cramp, bloat, have pms and migraines and then my period would consist of only spotting  for a few days. During the last 6 months I would cramp mildly, then when I'd wipe after using the bathroom I'd have a light pink spot and then, nothing. This month, my period has been a small amount of  bright spotting with very small clots for 2 days. My cycles have gotten very long too, like from 45-60 days between periods. I've been using a period tracker on my phone for years but  have gotten so confused about what to count as a period as opposed to just spotting! Now, I just record my spotting, symptoms and moods on my period tracker and really don't know what to record as being a "period" vs. just spotting.

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      Your story really looks like mine. I can't use my period tracker on my phone because I don't know what is a period or not.

      My last real period was in March since that time I've had spotting a few days then blood again 15 weeks later and today I've been bleeding everyday for one month but not proper blood, only blood when I wipe after using the bathroom.

      My breast didn't hurt me anymore but it's been hurting again for 2 weeks .

      I'll see my doctor next week. I'm 52 in August.

      I hope it's Peri because sometimes I can't help worrying .

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    Hi dizzy girl, during peri there is no normal. I just dont count anymore. Always carry a few pads just in case.
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