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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have 2nd amenorrhea for 10 yrs. i feel as if my period is coming back. will it be a bad period. will i lose a lot of blood since i haven't had one?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Can not predict: We can not predict if you are going to have a period or how that period will be. If you have not had a period in 10 years it is important to get evaluated by an Obgyn to determine why that it happening and what could be done to assist with menstrual regulation.
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Dr. Roger Duvivier
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
Probably not: If the cause of your "secondary amenorrhea" is chronic anovulation+hypoestrogenism due to a dysfunction of your hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian hormones, the endometrial lining of your uterus is probably "thin" and the risk of "losing a lot of blood and having a bad period" when and if you resume normal ovulation should be very small. In cases of "unopposed high estrogens"bleeding may be more.
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Last updated Nov 12, 2016

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