I stopped my period three years ago, but this month I started having a period again. Is this common? Should I be concerned?
I have also gone without a period for a little over a year. This past month while at work I felt a very sharp pain in my lower right ab - went to bathroom and saw spotting - called doctor to see later in day, however spot turned into a full blown period of 3 days - did go to doctor, had pelvic, pap, and transvaginal, said everything looked ok - did mention that sometimes endometrial lining can be thick and that's what they look at - suggested possibly a biopsy - we decided to wait to see what happened the next month -sure enough, 23 days later, sharp pain in opp. lower ab, and period. It has continued now for 5 days - heavy the first 3 and occasional spotting - I'm set up to have biopsy today - I have been concerned as well - this time around I feel more cramping, squeezing just above the pelvic area and more sharp pains, but this time nausea on and off - of course I pray it is nothing serious, I'll be turning 50 this year. It is comforting though to see these other posts - sometime I feel like I'm running to the doctor for everything -
i just found this forum.
iam 48 yrs old.
i have stopped my periods for over 2 years now but i still had weight gain some monthly & very hungry! especially past month! then yesterday i pee:d & wiped & oh no, blood! my breasts have been so tender past 3 weeks! iam wearing a pad but its a light stain on it, nothing major! headache like period headache too.
i read when the period stops for over a year & comes back that it may be serious signs of cancer of cervix, bladder etc:( so scared! what did u find out?
hi what have you found out? i havent had a period for 2 years & then it came back when i wipe! very light! please tell me what everything showed at doctor, i dont have nor can afford insurance for big tests.
thanks!!!! iam 48.
iam from NC and i love NC! IAM HAPPILY MARRIED since 1982!
we have a beautiful daughter & 2 grands!
iam a young nana!
i love to walk & love to read!
i like old tv shows.
i love dogs!! we have 2 fur kids:)
iam here on this website to learn more about menopause etc.
when i was 42 i started peri/pre-menopause...(i think) lol
hot flashes etc..i didnt gain weight but actually cut calories to 1,200 a day & lost 25 pounds:)
i have went 2 full years with no period! then 3 days ago i spotted !
breasts were tender & i get so hungry & gained 6 pounds past 3 weeks!
idk if this is normal but reading on line scared me into thinking it might be cancer! but i hope its a weird part of menopause!
looking forward to learning & sharing with other women.
my mom died in 2003 from alzheimers & i have no older ladies to really get advice from:(
okay thats all for now! be blessed !
I went to my gynocologist thursday 4/10/2014....he is testing my thyroid but thinks its not all that unusual for a woman to stop a period for a few years & start back:(
he said that cortisone shots, fat burners & diet pills can also start a period up again! many things have estrogen in them! just wanted you ladies to know.
iam on a pill progestrin pill 3 times a day to stop my bleeding as iam flooding when i sit on the comode! it has slowed some since ive taken 4 pills so far:)
doc wants me to write every change down while iam on med & see him in a week.
if the bleeding doesnt stop then he will have to go into my cervix & look closely..
i pray he doesnt have to do that!!!
iam 48 years old & had no period for 2 years until now.
DONT TAKE FAT BURNERS !!!! If u want to lose weight...do 1,200 calories per day, walk & change the way you eat & portions!!!!
It is not an unusual thing to happen because your hormones decline slowly and you can be very gradually building a lining in your uterus that will eventually be thick enough to have spotting to bleeding. Despite this fact, because it is outside the norm and could be an indication of a problem, I would encourage you to see a gynecologist for an evaluation. S/he will probably order a vaginal ultrasound and do a biopsy to determine that the tissues are normal and there is not an abnormality causing bleeding.
Good luck to you and keep in touch!
Sandy Greenquist, CNM
Menopause Center of MN
I'm not a medical doctor, so I can't diagnose what may be going on in your situation. I will say that it's not uncommon for a period to return after someone has begun going through menopause. Bodily stressors such as illness or extreme stress in your daily life can sometimes cause a period to return. These recurrences are usually short lived and most women return to menopause shortly thereafter. There's no way to know what might be triggering it in you, however, without getting a face-to-face examination with your doctor. I would recommend that you call or get an appointment to find out what may be behind this.
Here are some links you might find useful in the meantime:
How to Choose a Doctor for Your Menopause Journey
10 Things You Should Know About Menopause
7 Tips to Help Menopausal Women Feel Younger
I am also in the 50s. I would think when it is bleeding, it is safer to check with the doctor to see what is going on. Maybe something is wrong since you didn't have it for 3 months. Or maybe the stopping for 3 months had something wrong there... Either way, please see you OB/GYN to see what is going on.
Sorry it is 3 years, so check it out to make sure the bleeding is OK.