• 8 months ago

    Spotting at 40

    Hi am 40 in the last 3 month I noticed in the middle of my cycle that when i wipe after a wee there is a small amount of blood nothing like a period as i dont have to wear sanitary products some times its streaks in my normal discharge or just a dark brown discharge like a end of period , my periods are regular had a few more heavier and a bit clotty than usual ...Am worried have visited doc ,smear up to date going back for my bloods to check hormones level and refered for a scan . Anyone had anything simlar ?


  • RE: Spotting at 40

    Dear Anonymous,
    Although it isn't classically a symptom of menopause, many women do spot mid cycle, related to some of the hormonal changes associated with ovulation. As long as your provider has checked a pap smear and looked at your cervix, and has done an ultrasound to check on the lining of your uterus, it's unlikely you are missing anything. One other option is that if you are a good healthy candidate for birth control pills, they may be able to stop the spotting.
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane