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Doctor insights on: Scanty Period Menopause

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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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I shuld worry if I have scanty period or heavy period??

I shuld worry if I have scanty period or heavy period??

Depends: One heavy or light period infrequently is not a big issue. If they are frequent then you should have your physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have a scanty period that has been going on for 4 days and it is only when I wipe. It is light brown sometimes pinkish in color. Is this normal?

I have a scanty period that has been going on for 4 days and it is only when I wipe. It is light brown sometimes pinkish in color. Is this normal?

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a call to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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Sir I am 20 years old and got scanty period from last two months. Is it dangerous for me. How it can be cured.

Sir I am 20 years old and got scanty period from last two months. Is it dangerous for me. How it can be cured.

Not dangerous: It is not dangerous but needs to be investigated. Did you lose weight recently? If you did that may explain the change. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Lost my pregnancy and bled normally 3 weeks later had 3 days scanty period I am trying again when can I take in?

Lost my pregnancy and bled normally 3 weeks later had 3 days scanty period I am trying again when can I take in?

At least 2 months: So sorry you went through that. After a miscarriage it is recommended to wait to conceive for at least 2 menstrual cycles to allow complete healing and hormonal balance. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have scanty period (1day) for past 3 years. I get my period on time. I missed my period this month. I am 23 yr..

I have scanty period (1day) for past 3 years. I get my period on time. I missed my period this month. I am 23 yr..

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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1st month on oral bc. Vry scanty period. Spotting red blood for 3 days for periods. Sometimes a heavier flow. Is this normal? When will periods be regular?

1st month on oral bc. Vry scanty period. Spotting red blood for 3 days for periods. Sometimes a heavier flow. Is this normal? When will periods be regular?

Adjustment period: It can take 3 months, and sometimes more, for your period to regulate itself and be more "normal, " which means predictable length of bleeding, how much you bleed, and when you will bleed. In the meantime, yes, it is normal to have heavy bleeding, or spotting, or short periods. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Normally my cycle is 30 days I got my period last 5-2- 2015. We had unprotective sex 5-19-2015. Then I got scanty period 5-27-2015 for lessthan 2 days?

Normally my cycle is 30 days I got my period last 5-2- 2015. We had unprotective sex 5-19-2015. Then I got scanty period 5-27-2015 for lessthan 2 days?

Could be: The scant bleeding on 5/27 could be implantation after having unprotected intercourse at mid-cycle. To know for sure, do a pregnancy test and repeat it in 3-5 days if it is negative. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a very scanty period the 1st month on femilon. Just spotting for 3 days. Is this normal? Last sex 3 months ago. Beta hCG less than 1 now. Pregnancy?

Had a very scanty period the 1st month on femilon. Just spotting for 3 days. Is this normal? Last sex 3 months ago. Beta hCG less than 1 now. Pregnancy?

Check a test: Anytime you think you might be pregnant the easiest thing to do is to check a pregnancy test. Your BHCG test showed that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a period after 2 years of menopause?

Is this normal? I have a period after 2 years of menopause?

No. See GYN: This is post menopausal bleeding which is not normal. It may be from endometrial polyp, hyperplasia, endometrial or cervcal cancer or fibroids. Please see a gyn dotor for appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Can women that start their period late start menopause early?

Can women that start their period late start menopause early?

No.: If you are worried about going into menopause early, you can have a pelvic ultrasound done to evaluate your "follicle count.". ...Read more

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What's the relation between the age you get your period and menopause?

What's the relation between the age you get your period and menopause?

Not much.: If you are worried about going into menopause early, you can have a pelvic ultrasound done to evaluate your "follicle count, or check your amh level. ...Read more

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If I got my first period at 15 does it mean i'll have a later menopause?

If I got my first period at 15 does it mean i'll have a later menopause?

The opposite: Most patients who start their periods earlier go through menopause later, and those who start later (after age 12) usually end in their 40's. Also, check the age of your mother's menopause, if she did not have surgery (hysterectomy) and you will have a rough idea about your own. ...Read more

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Menopause. When you have not had a period for 4 months are you in menopause?

Menopause. When you have not had a period for 4 months are you in menopause?

Yes: Menopause is a process that takes several years. It is manifest by irregularity of periods regarding frequency, amount, & duration. What you are experiencing is variability in they frequency of your periods. You may have a period monthly or you may skip several months & then have another period. This may go on for several years until they eventually stop altogether. Look for hot flashes & sweats. ...Read more

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I'm 29 could I be going thru menopause? Haven't had a period since end of february

I'm 29 could I be going thru menopause? Haven't had a period since end of february

See below: For your own peace of mind, please make an appointment with your primary doctor or obgyn. You need to find out what's happening and it can only be done by face-to-face encounter. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal during menopause to get period again 12 days after getting last period?

Is it normal during menopause to get period again 12 days after getting last period?

It can be: While irregular bleeding due to hormonal changes is common during perimenopause, more serious causes of bleeding have to be ruled out. A sonogram or biopsy of the uterine lining may be useful. You should make an appointment with your gynecologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm a 55yr old female, should I be in menopause now? My last period was December 2014.

I'm a 55yr old female, should I be in menopause now? My last period was December 2014.

Variable menopause: Menopause occurs at variable ages from 43 to 55 normally. If you are still having regular periods then unfortunately, menopause has not yet occurred. If you are skipping periods, a GYN MD can do a FSH blood test and determine if you are close to that "magical" period cessation time. Genetically, some women have a later menopause then others. ...Read more

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What does it mean when friboids grow slightly over a 3year period when you are in menopause?

What does it mean when friboids grow slightly over a 3year period when you are in menopause?

Fibroid growth: Fibroids typically stop growing in menopause and often shrink somewhat. If there seems to be enlargement, then you should be checked by a gyn specialist and have endovaginal ultrasound. Sometimes increase size is not real and appears so just because of different technique in measuring. ...Read more

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People say that the younger you start your period, the younger you will start menopause. Is this true?

People say that the younger you start your period, the younger you will start menopause. Is this true?

No.: Best indicator of when you will go into menopause is the age your mother went into menopause. Also, you can check your amh blood level and get an antral follicle count done via pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am 28 year old female concerned about short duration of my monthly period which is hardly 3 days. Am I closer to menopause?

Not likely: This could be bleeding outside of your normal menses, it could be that you didn't ovulate this month and it could be early pregnancy related bleeding. Premature menopause (menopause before age 35) would usually be the cessation of periods as a result of ovarian failure. ...Read more

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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?

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