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Perimenopause And My Period
Been experincing perimenopause. I have not had my period yet this month fell very bloated and boobs tender I am 49?
Other possibilities: Remember, although unlikely, you could also be pregnant if you are sexually active. ...Read more
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
Time 2 get a checkup: There are a lot of reasons for short periods and it's worth getting it checked out. It could be reflective of thyroid disorders, non-hormonal gynecologic problems such as fibroids, and others. Your OB/GYN should be able to help you sort it out. Pro-tip: when you go, describe exactly how is it short - the number of days of the flow, or the number of days between periods? ...Read more
Why is my period lasting over 2 weeks and what shouls i do? I am 47 and realize it could be perimenopause but i also have polyps
See a GYN MD now: Polyps can cause prolonged bleeding and can become cancerous. See a gyn md for removal of the polyps and information about the peri-menopausal period. Two week bleeding is never normal. ...Read more
I am 44 years old. My period was 12 days late, but it's now bright red and thin test says not gregnant. Could this be perimenopause?
I'm having a sort of grinding feeling during my period in my left ovary. Is it related to perimenopause or a symptom of something else?
I'm 37, having dizzy , hot spells occasionally, and my period comes a few days off every month recently. Am i starting perimenopause early?
See your doctor: 37 is way early to be peri-menopause, and there are other causes for your symptoms. Other hormones could be involved. Since this is recurrent, you should discuss these concerns with your doctor and have an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Fsh 7, 1miu/ml e2 36pg/ml at day 3 from my period. Can this estradiol st this level indicate perimenopause? Thankyou
No: Those level are completely . You're not perimenopausal. ...Read more
36 yo female on birth control for years (currently on bc patch). For the past 4 months I have had my period every 2 weeks. I had the same issue when on bc pills. Perimenopause or something else?
See MD: If you are having periods every 14 days you really need to see your doctor. ...Read more
My pms is gtg worse I have hot flashes bad lower back pain and general malaise 13 days before my period . Perimenopause?
PMS: You need to make appointment with your PCP to do lab workup & check your hormones. ...Read more
42 yo woman. Missed my period for 2 months, breast a lil sore, nausea, sex drive very very high. Pregnancy or Perimenopause? No pregnancy test done.
Best to do the early: pregnancy test you've been putting off. Along with increased risk of having a fetus or child Down Syndrome, other Trisomies & Autism with advanced maternal age, Metoprolol is a Class C drug in pregnancy. That means adverse effects on a fetus can't be ruled out. The fetal brain & other organs form during the 3rd-8th week after conception. You need to see your OB/GYN whether the EPT is + or -. ...Read more
I have had my period for eleven days now. I have had hot flashes occassionally Im 47 is this premenapause?
I am 38 and i think perimenopausal. My periods were getting further apart. Now my period started after a 2 week break. Should i be concerned?
Age 45 . I have a clear ,unscented discharge as my period ended and it continues.Can this be perimenopausal. I do have slight cramps.
Many causes: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Discharge is not typical a symptom one associates with perimenopause. ...Read more
My period cramps are getting worse with time to the point of stopping me in my tracks so i can't walk at times. Should i see doctor. I'm perimenapause?
My period is a little over 29 days late. My nipples are very tender to the touch,I have nausea. Could it be perimenapause or pregnancy ?
Prescribed birth control pills for perimenopausal symptoms. Do I have to wait until the sunday after my period to start? Can't get preg, tubes tied.
No: You can start at any day of the cycle. ...Read more
I think I am in perimenopause.had a period in june skipped july had 2 in aug skipped sept started this month for 3 weeks now.should i go on to dr?
Although irregular: periods can be associated with menopause there are also many other more serious conditions that can also present this way. It would be very important to see a health care professional for an evaluation. You would not want to miss a more serious condition. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
Can my periods become irregular due to perimenopause even if i am on the bc patch? I am 43 years old & just had period a week early & lasted 12 days
Yes: If your body is changing with natural aging, and your hormones are fluctuating, and at times you may not be ovulating, then your period can certainly be affected despite the patch you are on. ...Read more
Why would I have strong banana cravings a week after I skip a period for the first time in what I assume is perimenopause?
Good Question: I think if anyone can answer your question it should be nominated for some award. Why do we get the cravings we get? I honestly don't think there is a good scientific answer to that question. But , it is a good one. ...Read more
Period usually 5-6 days. Last 3 cycles has been 8 days. 32 years old had 7 kids, also started menses at age 10. Is this possibly perimenopause?
Longer periods: Abnormalities of your menstrual cycle can be caused by a number factors. Metabolic causes such as thyroid disease, diabetes and menopause are easy to screen with a thorough history, physical exam, and blood work. Anatomic causes exist as well such as uterine polyps, uterine fibroids and endometrial hyperplasia. An endometrial biopsy along with a pelvic ultrasound are useful diagnostic tools. ...Read more
I am going through the perimenopause and have had spotting for 17 days since the end of my last period. Is this normal? How long can spotting last?
You could have PMS: Sx's prior to menses. 35 years old would definitely be pretty young for perimenopause. Premenstrual syndrome (pms) symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands ; feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs ;. ...Read more
I am 52 and believe I am in perimenopause. I have had a period for 11 days and this morning had very heaving clot like bleeding. Is this normal?
Im currently on CD62. Usually my cycle is 60. I experienced small spotting last night, but no period as per normal. Im very worried. Perimenopause?
Unlikely: Your cycles are abnormally long at 60 days and I think someone should look into that but you are very young for this to be perimenopause at 28. The perimenopause is usually the 5 years before and the 5 years after your last period (when you run out of eggs). Menopause before age 40 is considered premature and is abnormal. Check a pregnancy test and see a doctor to help explain the long cycles. ...Read more
Cramping last day of really strange period (began 10 days after last one). Highly doubtful i'm pregnant. Possible perimenopause or...? I'm 43.
More info: It's possible but unlikely you're in the perimenopause. Unless early menopause runs in your family, it's likely hormonal or due to lesion in uterus. Average age menopause is 51, so 43 quite early. You may want to see gyn md for consultation. Check thyroid, ultrasound and consider biopsy of uterus. It's unlikely, but at 43 if you have more than 1 period a month biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more
Fsh7, 1miu/ml e2 36pg/ml, prolactine and LH also ok, but last month 23dys late period and this month 7dys late. I am not ovulating, why? Perimenopause?
I am 46 yr old in perimenopause stage. I have mid period spotting at times. At times there is thin watery odorless discharge. No pain No itching?
Probably normal: It's probably normal. I don't see any red flags with your problem. Continue to monitor things and write back if symptoms don't resolve ...Read more
Therap. told bipolar. Also Perimenopause. Having bipolar rage probs at every period now. How to stop rage w/ meds? or procedure like hysterectomy?
Ask GYN this: Bipolar Disorder is more typically diagnosed in a person's mid-twenties. By your question, it was unclear if this diagnosis is new to you. Labile emotions are symptoms of this disorder, but also be symptoms of perimenopause. A woman can certainly have both at the same time. Hysterectomy is an option to explore with your Gynocologist; exploring meds and therapy also appropriate, and faster. ...Read more