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I am a menopause women and have not had my period for 2 years and now it showed up 3 days ago:

1. is that normal
2. leftover egg that need to be relief from my body
3. and how long will it last or is it back?
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replied June 24th, 2010
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Hi Noel55 and welcome to ehealth: Periods will come and go through Menopause...However, I would mention this to your GP or OB-GYN on your next visit...We really don't know how long they will last or if they will come back...Possibly he/she will be able to update you on this information..Take care...

Caroline
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replied July 19th, 2010
Hi Noel. This could go on for years so don't be surprised. You do want to mention it to your doctor, but this is your body releasing an egg.
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replied July 20th, 2010
Has anyone been told by a gynecologist this is normal. It felt hormonal to me (ie sore breasts etc) but my gyn said after 1 1/2 years it would be a polyp, pre-cancer or cancer which scares me. When I look at other sites it seems that doctors are not saying much about stress or hormones but that the cause of the bleeding has to be from somewhere and producing an egg wouldn't occur a year and a half later. I think I was taking a lot of herbs etc that were estrogen stimulants accidentally but will follow up with testing.
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replied July 20th, 2010
I had the same thing. menopause for two years, then two periods in 2009 . I am now 56. I have not had any more periods. my ob gyn scared me to death and said that she has never heard or seen this happening. I had the uterine cancer test and it was negative. I quit going to my ob gyn. there are plenty of women that this has happened to! it can even happen after 7 years of menopause and it is perfectly normal...they just want to sell us alot of tests and unnecesary surgery in my opinion. I am going to find a more holistic ob gyn. yes,you should have a pap and cancer test, but sometimes these things are just normal. especially if you feel good and it feels like a normal period. i think there are many things that can spur your reproductive system back into action such as: feeling lust for a man again, chiropractic adjustment of the neck (pituitary gland) taking coQ10, or just your bodies "last call" for reproduction.
well, that is my two cents based on my own experience.
for what it is worth...good luck to all of you! I hope you are just having normal mid life occurances.
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replied June 26th, 2011
I think that was a wise decision to switch gynecologists.
Her comment that she said she had never seen this happen seems irresponsible. At least, as a doctor, it seems that she would've heard of it happening.
I began having periods again at age 57 (either monthly or every other month) same time of the month. The gyne did frighten me by saying that it was cancer,pre-cancer, or polyps. The gyne referred me to a surgeon and told him to do a hysteroscopy. Instead he did a DNC. They could not get enough tissue for the pathologist, which in a way is good as the endometrial lining is supposed to be thin. I wish the surgeon would have done a hysteroscopy such as my gyne had asked for. That would've given them the tissue they need and my results would not have come back "inconclusive". I feel pretty comfortable that things are OK. I hate the bloating and discomfort of having periods again. I don't ever remember the bloating being this bad during my premenopausal periods. (PS. I am on hormone replacement for severe hot flashes).
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replied July 20th, 2010
Hey Luckyd,

I am also pretty scared by my gyn but she is not someone to push appts much (ie when I saw her in Dec she said to come back in a year, so I don't think her motive is money etc). The thing is that some forums I read people say it can take 10 years for the endometrial cancer to grow but nonetheless bleeding can be the beginning even if tests are negative. I am into holistic stuff a lot (in fact going through perimenopause whenver I did breath of fire in yoga a lot I'd get my period due to it stimulating pituatary gland!).

I am not sure what to think . I was thinking I could check the fsh to see if the blood hormone level is pre-menopause as someone said they did that after they bled and it was. I'm going to at least get another ultrasound and then take it from there. The thing is I want to take some of these supplements still that may promote estrogen but am hesitant at this point.
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replied July 20th, 2010
hey Healthgal15,
that is scary about the cancer after 3-4 years. so i guess i still have to worry! i was going to do the fsh test but it can vary from day to day depending on your hormones and it was very expensive too. I do not have any insurance for non emergency situations and have to pay cash and could not justify that test as I was told it could say one thing one day and another the next. i know that cancer does take a long time to develop and my sister died of ovarian so it is a worry to me. i would be careful with suppliments that promote estrogen..what kind? i had a fibroid cyst about 5 years ago but since taking flax seed oil it has completely disappeared. they cannot find it with ultra sound. however, it has been about a year now and i think i should have another one to be safe. I am looking for a good ob gyn who has an open mind and holistic approach. oh yeah, the test i had was for uterine cancer. it was very easy, they just scoop up some cells vaginally and test them and mine came out negative....that was a relief!
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replied August 6th, 2010
post menopause bleed and period pain
I had what felt like a normal period (sore boobs etc)in April this year 2 years after my last period. My gynaecologist also said it must be a polyp and so I had a hysteroscopy. Nothing there! Womb and ovaries all exactly as they should be after menopause (shrivelled and dry!!!!). There was therefore no cause for a bleed and no evidence that the ovaries were producing eggs. The bleed couldn't be explained and I have been discharged. Trouble is I have had period pain ever since but the doctors aren't interested because there's no pathology (therefore I must be imagining it). Going to consult a homeopath later today to see if she can help.
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replied August 6th, 2010
period after 2 years menopause
roger?
was it really necessary to have surgery just for a polyp?
polyps do not turn to cancer, do they? was that your ob's idea? or did you just want it out? just wondering.
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replied August 6th, 2010
The ultrasound I had suggested the presence of a polyp and so it was assumed that this was the cause for the bleed, in which case it needed to be removed. The hysteroscopy was simply a camera inserted to have a look round and remove the offending pathology but as there was nothing there, there was nothing to be removed.

(roger as in over and out, not male name!)
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replied August 6th, 2010
Roger7,

Did they mention anything about a thick endo lining? That is what my gyno is concerned about so I'll have an ultrasound and then take it from there. Did the hysteroscopy hurt and was it done in dr office?? She seemed to mention the word hyperlasia and possibly some thing I'd need to take to thin the lining. Not sure if that is a progesterone or a hormone.. Did they do a biopsy for you?
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replied August 7th, 2010
Hi - yes I had an area of thickening of the endometrium which showed up on the ultrasound. They thought this was a polyp (but wasn't). Hysteroscopy done as a day patient in hospital under general anaesthetic - didn't feel a thing! Everything looked perfectly normal so they didn't even do a biopsy.
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replied August 7th, 2010
Roger7,

This sounds similar. Do you know how thick the endo lining was? My ultrasound in Dec was 15 mm but at the time she didn't seem to say anything about a follow because there was no bleeding. But when I got that "period" 3 weeks ago she did want me now to get another ultrasound. Did you have a period after that first one? I'm afraid to take my supplements as I think they may have triggered something. I'd like to see a natural doctor too if things continue.

I sorta feel like I have a discharge though I don't see anything and only had that 4 day period and that's it. Over and out@!
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replied August 9th, 2010
Interested & reassuring to read the comments in these forums. I am 53 & my periods ceased 20 months ago - but unexpectedly I am now having a heavy period (my instinct is that it's a period rather than a medical problem, as I have all the symptoms (stomach cramps, headache) & otherwise have been feeling fine.) I am going to get in checked out with GP but my background is:
- on pill for 30 years (except when trying to conceive/pregnant);
- do see chiropractor regularly & also take C0-Enzyme Q10
- did have peri-menopausal symptoms (hot flushes) in late 40s, but since periods ceased have felt really well, with increased sex drive & no vaginal dryness.
- this latest period happened after 2 weeks hoilday during which had frequent sexual activity with husband.
- also coincided with both (twin) 15 year old daughters having a period - one of whom had taken hormone tablets for 9 days to defer period ( & I do believe the research that suggests there can be synchronisation of menstuation among groups of females!)
Just came as rather a shock after recently disposing of contraception & sanitary items!
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replied August 9th, 2010
healthgal15

My endo lining was only 6 mms and only in one place - not uniformly. Had my bleed in April, ultrasound in May, hysteroscopy in July. No bleeding in the 2 years prior to that nor since. The more I read from the women who write on this forum the more I think we are all experiencing variations on a normal, but maybe slightly unusual, menopause. The worrying thing is that my gynaecologist didn't seem to be aware that these things do happen to women - I have written to her and await a reply. From my own point of view I'm only concerned about the continuing period pain - let's hope the homeopathic medicine does the trick. Should get it today or tomorrow and according to the homeopath I should see a significant improvement within a week. I'll keep you posted.
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replied August 16th, 2010
Can anyone help me? I am 58 years old, and haven't had a period in 2 years. I noticed 2 days ago a small bit of blood stain on the toilet paper after using the bathroom. I have been so upset about this and need some advice from others if this is something to be so worried about. I feel fine..no pain..no cramps. Just a small stain of blood on the paper when i wipe. HELP??
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replied September 26th, 2010
53 years old and I miss menstration
Hello, ladies- I am 53, will be 54 soon, and my last period was 7 months ago. The thing is, I miss it! I want to have a period. I just feel bloated and yucky. My breasts are swollen and tender. I also get aroused very easily. How can I get my period back??
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replied October 13th, 2010
hello ladies
I am 45 years old and have not had a period in two years and suddenly last month I had a period. It was a normal period with cramps, tender breasts, and the crabbiness. I went to my doctor today and now he is telling me I need a pelvic ultrasound and talking about endometrial cancer. He says this is not normal and has me scared to death. Ive been reading the other posts and see that Im not the only one to have this experience so I do feel a bit better but hearing cancer is always scary, any advice
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replied October 14th, 2010
I missed my period for 6 months and it started and will not stop I have not had any heavy days just keeps going very light. I am going on one month of light bleeding and need to make a visit I hope it is no big deal. I will let you all know.
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replied October 15th, 2010
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dt4699 wrote:
I missed my period for 6 months and it started and will not stop I have not had any heavy days just keeps going very light. I am going on one month of light bleeding and need to make a visit I hope it is no big deal. I will let you all know.


Hi dt4699 and welcome to ehealth: I think you are wise in seeing your OB-GYN about this...Please let us know what he/she says.....Take care...

Caroline
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