• Radio Mama Radio Mama
    January 07, 2009
    period after 1 year??
    Radio Mama Radio Mama
    January 07, 2009

    I have been 1 year without my period. It will be 1 year exactly next week. This morning it started again. I have had all the symptoms, hot flashes and missed periods for a few years now, up to 6 months, then almost 1 full year, minus the week. Just before this, I was experiencing a clear thick vaginal discharge with no ordor. I had been so sick with a cold bug that it seemed that the mucus was being dispelled from my vaginal area as well. That stopped a few days ago and then this. Is it time to worry, or it this fairly normal?? I am 51 years old. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • Dorian Martin
    Health Guide
    April 22, 2011
    Dorian Martin
    Health Guide
    April 22, 2011

    Hi, Radio Mama,


    The research that I read indicates that women who go an average of one year without a period are in menopause. However, I'm sure that there are exceptions. Still, just to be safe, I'd encourage you to checkw ith your doctor about what's going on with you.

     

    Take care!

     

    Dorian


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  • Mordraid July 18, 2009
    Mordraid
    July 18, 2009

    I have a similar problem. I am 57, this week, one eyar without periods and thsi week, a period with strong odor blood like rust, plus bright plus with fragments, same as in the old days..seeming from anus and vagina? All the same tenderness, etc. of a regular period. Back spasms. Pain.Perhaps even stronger emotions. what gives, God or goddess?

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    • Dorian Martin
      April 22, 2011
      Dorian Martin
      Health Guide
      April 22, 2011

      I'd suggest that you check with your physician on this, just to be on the safe side. The research I read is that most women who go through one year without a period are in menopause, but I'd guess that there are exceptions. Still, I think you should check with a doctor to make sure that you're still having a period (as opposed to some other health issue) so that you can ease any worries.


      Take care!

       

      Dorian

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    • antoinette
      October 26, 2011
      antoinette
      October 26, 2011

      well my lastn "reg" period was 10 months ago but i have been staining every other month since then. Now i have been staining for 2 months stright and the hot flash's stopped, can this still be perimenopause iam 53yr old

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    • antoinette
      October 26, 2011
      antoinette
      October 26, 2011

      well my last "reg" period was 10 months ago but i stained every other month for 2-3 days since then, no I have been staining for 2 month's stright and the hot flash's have stopped, can this still be perimenopause ia'm 53yr old?

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    • Dorian Martin
      October 26, 2011
      Dorian Martin
      Health Guide
      October 26, 2011

      Hi, Antoinette,

       

      I think the best course would be to check with your doctor about what you're experiencing.

       

      Take care and keep us posted!

       

      Dorian

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    • antoinette
      October 26, 2011
      antoinette
      October 26, 2011

      hey Dorian, thank you for responding to me i just had a pap and it was normal i just keep hopeing the staining will stop, I guess Iam alittle afread to go check it out, that they will find something wrong. Did you ever hear of staining this long?

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    • Dorian Martin
      October 26, 2011
      Dorian Martin
      Health Guide
      October 26, 2011

      I have not, but then again, I'm not a medical professional who works in this area every day. That's why I'd go on and talk to your doctor if I were you. If there is something wrong, then your doctor can handle it before it gets out of hand. And if the doctor finds that there isn't an issue, you'll sleep better knowing that everything is A-OK.


      Take care and again, keep us posted!

       

      Dorian

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    • Debi
      June 26, 2012
      Debi
      June 26, 2012

      always always talk to your Dr. I lost a mother-in-law because she was to scared.

      I am on this site for the same reasons as you and I already have a call into the Dr. I was just wondering if thhis was common and aparentlly it is seeming to be. But i'm still calling the Dr!

       

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  • Libbie August 13, 2009
    Libbie
    August 13, 2009

    Same here...who says 1 year is the cutoff...???? I've been 16 months and now have all the symptoms of a period again....

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    • Marly
      April 13, 2011
      Marly
      April 13, 2011

      Me too, 16 months and it's starting all over.  I want to believe it's because I'm getting youger!  From what I'm reading, this is pretty common.  Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor.

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    • Dorian Martin
      April 22, 2011
      Dorian Martin
      Health Guide
      April 22, 2011

      You may be one of the people who don't match what researchers have said is the average. Still, I'd encourage you to check with your doctor to make sure that nothing else health-wise is going on.


      Take care!


      Dorian

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    • Dorian Martin
      April 22, 2011
      Dorian Martin
      Health Guide
      April 22, 2011

      I'm sure that there are some women who "are above average" in time without a period (as opposed to the one-year limit that researchers have found). Still, I'd suggest that you check with your doctor (if you haven't already) to make sure that you're not dealing with another health issue.


      Take care!

       

      Dorian

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    • Marly
      April 24, 2011
      Marly
      April 24, 2011

      Just had an vaginal ultrasound and nothing appeared to be of concern.  Two fibroids were noted, but no issue made of them. 

       

      The other day a mud-like substance was coming out of me.  I was taking medicine for a bacterial infection at the time and I'm hoping that's what caused it.  That has stopped, but my period hasn't.  It's going on two weeks.  Will give my doctor a call again if it doesn't stop soon.

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    • Cheryl
      November 06, 2011
      Cheryl
      November 06, 2011

      Well I went for 3 years without a period then had symptoms that I was going to have a period, then I did have a regular period like I used to for 5 days.  I am almost 54; I had regular cycles right up until they just quit 3 years ago.  Then the hot flashes and night sweats hit me really hard; my ears rang constantly and I gained a bunch of weight.  Then I found natural progesterone and had to use 100 - 200 mg per day for 2 years to combat all the estrogen symptoms; then I was able to use 40 mg per day for about 4 months, then I had a period again. 

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  • Debbie March 05, 2009
    Debbie
    March 05, 2009

    At 47 years old and 2 months of missed periods.  Is this a sign of menopause?

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    • Dorian Martin
      April 22, 2011
      Dorian Martin
      Health Guide
      April 22, 2011

      Hi, Debbie,

       

      Missing periods can definitely be a sign of perimenopause (which is the stage right before menopause). At your next physical, you may want to check with your doctor about what you're experiencing.


      Take care!

       

      Dorian

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  • BonBon September 12, 2011
    BonBon
    September 12, 2011

    Same here, only I have been without a period for 3 yrs. now I am having discharge, kind of pinkish, light brown color, lots of cramps and pelvic pain.. I am 51 yrs. old, sexually active (with my husband) and cant figure out why this is happening :(    sucks, thought I was done forever???? any comments, anyone??

    Cry

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    • Dorian Martin
      September 14, 2011
      Dorian Martin
      Health Guide
      September 14, 2011

      I'd suggest that you check with your doctor as soon as possible to identify what's happening and also to rule out diseases such as ovarian cancer.

       

      Take care and keep us posted!

       

      Dorian

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  • GrammaCC January 18, 2014
    GrammaCC
    January 18, 2014

    I feel much better after reading everyone's posts. My period started becoming irregular at age 47 or 48. They would get very heavy and would not stop after 2 or 3 weeks. I had to take hormones the doctor prescribed to stop it. The following year my cycles slowed down. I'd get staining every 4 - 12 weeks but no real period. The last time this happened was in Nov. 2012. In Nov. 2013, at the age of 51, my doctor declared I was in menopause. I get rid of all my sanitary products and, 14 months after the last 'period' I got it again. I'll mention it to my doctor but I won't worry about it.

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  • Beck February 10, 2012
    Beck
    February 10, 2012

    I have this same problem. I have been without a period for 14 months and it just started back up. Problem is I am only 27 years old. This has happened to me for the past 7 or 8 years. The only difference is this time when it started the flow is super heavy and super painful. Everytime that I have gone to the obgyn they can not find any problem that would cause this.

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  • sweetgirlxo July 16, 2011
    sweetgirlxo
    July 16, 2011

    This has happened over the last 2 years..i went 9 months..then got my period..now it has been 14 months and i got it again! It is a normal period with signs 2 weeks before and the hot flashes stop! Very weird. The last time I did have all the tests down with an answer of everything is ok. So always a good idea to have yourself checked out.

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