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I am 47 and for about the past year my periods have been

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Hi I am 47 and for about the past year my periods have been different. Haven't missed any but the one lasted only a day. Lots of spotting days before different times. A couple were normal. My mother was 48 when she quit hers and so was her mother. What can I expect to happen say in the next year or so. Have been getting off and on hot flashes also. Is this perimenopause?
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