the egg and the lining of the uterus also fails to shed causing the woman not

The egg and the lining of the uterus also fails to

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the egg, and the lining of the uterus also fails to shed, causing the woman not to have periods (Brinton et al., 2015) . This means that the menstrual periods will begin to decrease until the woman reaches menopause and they stop altogether. Because ovulation stops occurring cyclically when a woman nears menopause, her body begins to produce less amount of progesterone. This causes the uterus lining to build itself up for a longer time than usual, causing periods to become heavier and less frequent (Brinton et al.,
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CASE STUDY 3 2015) . Due to the hormonal fluctuations, a woman may notice certain changes to her periods when they approach menopause: Heavier and longer periods. This occurs due to the long buildup of the uterus lining (Brinton et al., 2015) . This is what may have caused the Caucasian to experience irregular periods and have prolonged menstrual bleeding for three weeks. Irregular periods. When the lining of the uterus becomes thicker, a woman may have spotting between menstrual periods, irregular periods, or sometimes both (Brinton et al., 2015) . Changes in menstrual symptoms. A woman may notice a decrease or increase in menstrual cramps as well as other symptoms (Brinton et al., 2015). Most women experience perimenopause for about four years. However, for some, the stage lasts longer or even several months. The stage ends when the woman misses twelve consecutive months without seeing her periods.
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