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Bleeding between normal periods can be a normal finding. This is normally associated with pregancy but if you no for certain that you are not pregnant there can be other causes.
Given your age it is quite possible that this is perimenopause which is the span of years before menopause when a woman's hormone levels and menstrual periods become irregular.This causes irregular period cycles.
This starts at around age 40.
I take effexor xr 225 mg, but I have been taking it for 5 years.
My mother started with menopausal symptoms at age 40, so yes, it could be that.
The effexor would not be a factor and given the family history this would be in line with perimenopause.
The period will get more irregular as you get older and finally stop.
If the bleeding becomes heavy or you have pain, etc you should be seen to make sure since you cannot determine 100% without a physical exam.
Hormone levels also can be checked and replacements may need to be prescribed.
Well I do thank you for your help. I am due for my annual GYN visit, so I will discuss all of this.
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