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Menstruation During Menopause
I'm 47& have had symptoms of anovulation for the last year. I realize I might be heading into menopause. Twice this year I've experienced severe hypoglycemia during an "off" month. usually happens when I should be menstruating.do I need hormones? no energ
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Stop menstruating 9 months ago all of sudden got period i'm 50 thought i started menopause is this normal don't know what's going on?
Not uncommon: Periods become irregular around 50 years of age. But they usually stop completely over another year or so. If you have any more /irregular bleeding , need to go see your gynecologist as post menopausal bleeding can be sign of uterine diseases. So any more 'periods' especially if they occur irregularly(more than once a month), you must get yourself checked by a gynecologist. ...Read more
Is there any correlation with early menses and early menopause? I got my first period when I was 12 and now at 39 I am in early menopause.
No: There is no known correlation between age at first period and age at menopause. About 1% of american women experience premature menopause. That's about 490, 000 women. If you need help with symptoms or emotional issues, talk to your doctor about your options. The benefits of using hormones at earlier ages often outweigh the risks. ...Read more
Could i be going through menopause at 40 I have been on menses for 3 weeks. Mum had menopause at 53 docs are doing test just concerned.
Not likely: The beginning of menopause is usually indicated by a skipping of periods, perhaps with some occasional hot flashes. Three straight weeks of bleeding at age 40 may indicate some hormonal irregularity, or could be caused by polyps or fibroids. Usually this resolves on its own, but if not, you should be evaluated for sources of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more
My mum had menopause for more than 5yrs. 2wks ago she had menses & it hasn't stopped. Shld she see a Dr after it ends or now while still bleeding?
I have been regular all my life with my menstrual period. I am 49 and it stopped suddenly. Is menopause that sudden? What I should expect now?
Expect "changes": The changes in your body which happen with menopause are very individual. It is more common to have irregular bleeding with missing a month or two then starting again. You may still have more periods too. Hot flashes , mood changes, etc may or may not affect you. Every woman is a bit unique after all! ...Read more
Had menses on 12/25 then on 1/11. Never happened before in my life. Beginning of menopause or related to endometriosis? Am 45. Should i see my gyn?
Irreg periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Fm49 from last two months I am getting mensuration which goes on for 14 days. Could this be sign of approaching menopause?
Maybe, but.....: What you describe is defined as dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or dub. Dub may be caused by approaching menopause, but it may also represent other abnormalities, and needs an evaluation by a gyn. Myou may need a endovaginal ultrasound and possibly an endometrial biopsy. Please contact your gyn to have this evaluation done. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After not having a menstrual period for five years from menopause, why would light bleeding occur?
Endometrial cancer. : Once you are in menopause, unless you are on cyclic bioidentical hrt, it is not normal to have any bleeding. You need to go to your gyn and be evaluated to make sure you don't have endometrial thickening or uterine cancer. It could also be due to a benign polyp. Good luck. ...Read more
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
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