I have had irregular periods for past 12 months or so. I was always a 30 day cycle and now it is anything between a 22 to 28 day cycle. For the past week I have had a dark red discharge, like towards the end of a period. I had 2 periods last month and was due yesterday. Is this the start of the menopause, and will this dark discharge turn into a normal period? I am 49 years old.

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You won’t get the menopause the minute you turn 50! The average starting age is actually between 45 and 55 and it can often depend on a number of factors including hereditary, weight and health, however every single woman will have an individual menopause.

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