2. Heavier or Lighter Period
As with the irregularities in the menstrual cycle mentioned above in this list, which include the monthly period coming sooner or later than what is normal, the same can often be experienced with the heaviness or lightness of periods.
Heavy bleeding, which is considered to be when a pad or tampon must be replaced every two hours, is fairly common during the onset of menopause and can be the first sign for many women.
On the other hand, during the onset of menopause, it can also be the case that periods are lighter and last for a shorter time than usual.
It is impossible to predict how long this and other symptoms will last, and even your own doctor or specialist can’t give you a precise time frame, but in many cases, there are treatments available. So, ask your doctor at your next appointment what can be done to ease the severity of whatever symptoms you are experiencing.