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Haven' t had a period in four months this is the second time this has happened but ob says its not menoupause. What else could it be?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Perimenopause?
Menopause is defined as cessation of periods for a year. Prior to that, during the perimenopause, periods become more irregular and less frequent for many women.
This is also a time when pregnancy can occur. An obgyn can sort out the causes.

In brief: Perimenopause?
Menopause is defined as cessation of periods for a year. Prior to that, during the perimenopause, periods become more irregular and less frequent for many women.
This is also a time when pregnancy can occur. An obgyn can sort out the causes.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
You could also have a condition such as polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes you to not ovulate every month.
Dr. Staci McHale
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Likely perimenopause
In the year or two before menopause, it is not unusual to have more irregular periods, even skipping them for several months at a time.
Officially you are not in menopause until you go 12 months without a period. Blood testing might indicate impending menopause, but is not the final answer. Ask your doc for more of an explanation as to what he or she found.

In brief: Likely perimenopause
In the year or two before menopause, it is not unusual to have more irregular periods, even skipping them for several months at a time.
Officially you are not in menopause until you go 12 months without a period. Blood testing might indicate impending menopause, but is not the final answer. Ask your doc for more of an explanation as to what he or she found.
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