After not having a period for one year, it returned this morning. I have previously had many of the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and missed periods. Is this sudden return of my period something that should concern me, or is it fairly normal?
The research that I read indicates that women who go an average of one year without a period are in menopause, though women whose periods start and stop are thought to be in perimenopause, a precursor to menopause.
Still, just to be safe, I'd encourage you to check with your doctor about what's going on with you. Any unusual discharge or changes in your cycle are things you definitely want to have your doctor diagnose. Your doctor can also offer treatment options for some of the symptoms of menopause you've been experiencing, such as hot flashes.
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Same here...who says 1 year is the cutoff...???? I've been 16 months and now have all the symptoms of a period again....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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?
I think the best course would be to check with your doctor about what you're experiencing.
Take care and keep us posted!
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?
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!
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!
At 47 years old and 2 months of missed periods. Is this a sign of menopause?
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.
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.
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??
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.
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.
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.