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49 and perimenopause but not period for 21+ days

I am a 49 year old women and have experienced symptoms consistent with premenopause for the past 1 1/2  years.  For the past year I have had irregular periods;  Some months I experience very Heavy periods and other months light periods, or I may miss 1 month, then bleed normal the next. I also have months with symptoms consistent with PMS when my period is due and then not bleed at all or the bleeding my start after all symptoms have disappeared about 1-2 weeks later.  Each of these have seemed consistent with perimenoupause and bleeding last under 7 days.
I am a wee bit more concerned this time around.  
About 5 weeks ago I experienced symptoms consistent with PMS for about 7 days without bleeding.  2 weeks later I had 2 days of breakthrough bleeding.  I did not bleed for about 1 week and then approximately 18 days ago I began bleeding again.  The bleeding was fairly light without any other symptoms.  I continued bleeding lightly for the next 14 days and then 4 days ago bleeding became much heavier with clots and I experienced symptoms consistent with getting my period.  The bleeding appears to have lightened today.  22 days of bleeding seems a bit odd and definatley unpleasant.
I wondered if someone could give me a bit of insight into whether or not this is consistent with Perimenopause if the long bleeding cycle is reason for concern.  
Tags: 22 day period; perimenopause;
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Perimenopause seems to be a time when almost anything goes. When I went through it I had long, nasty periods (10 days), spotty periods, some close together and some were months apart. Because the hormones are fluctuating so much you just have to be prepared for anything. That put a real damper on my activities. I did find out I had a fibroid that probably contributed to all the heavy periods with clots. Now I'm menopausal and sooo happy to be done with that. It wouldn't hurt to be checked by your gyno, maybe an ultrasound to make sure everything is OK in there. Sorry you're going through this.
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