Weird Period

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2011
Weird Period
Wed, 05-18-2011 - 1:00pm
Hi all. I'm new to IVillage and any help would really be appreciated.
I'm 43 and have had pretty normal periods...until this month. I started about a week ago, had what I though was going to be my usual 4-5 day period, which usually starts out normal, one day heavy and then tapers off. Until Monday, when I thought all was dine and over, I started spotting again, which varied from light pink to dark red. Thismorning I woke up and thought yet again that it was over and when I went to the bathroom before I had a little flow happening again and pretty dark red. Ive also had an annoying dull throbbing headache since Monday too. Could this be a sign of perimenopause, or something I should be concerned with?
What's happening???
Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 05-18-2011 - 6:36pm

Hello and Welcome!!

Unfortunately, it's impossible to say what's going on.