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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 ReginaM, Community Member, asks

Q: I am 54,and just got my period after 10 months,am I in menopuase?

I had pretty regular periods until about 10 or 11 months ago,I never really suffered hot flashes or other symptoms women complain about going through menopause.I thought I had I made it through the change fairly easily.then wham.I get my period with all the normal cramping,etc.....,do you think its just gonna be a one and done or are my periods gonna return again for awhile?? I hope not!!

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Dorian Martin, Health Guide
1/26/12 5:55pm

Hi, ReginaM,


You're not technically into menopause until you've gone through a full year without a period. What you're experiencing - erratic periods - is normal. I think you're still in perimenopause, but since I'm not a medical doctor, you may want to check with your own doctor just to be sure.

Take care and keep us posted!


Sandy Greenquist, Health Pro
3/29/12 4:00pm

What you describe is fairly common, Regina, and it's not possible to predict what's next.  At age 54 and having skipped 10 months, I would think that you are likely close to stopping altogether.

Good luck!

Sandy Greenquist, CNM

Menopause Clinician

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By ReginaM, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/29/12, First Published: 01/25/12