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My periods are still as regular as they were 10-15 years ago and I will be 53 in October. They are so regular I can plan events like going to the lake or swimming around it. Also something wierd, My husband breaks out about 4 or 5 days before I start and then the acne goes away. What is this?
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replied August 27th, 2009
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Hi buzzy1 and welcome to ehealth:...It's great that you are still so regular...Menopause is still a way's off...About your husband breaking out... Confused I have no answer..
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replied August 28th, 2009
Thank you. So you don't think it is odd? Most of my friends my age have gone through the big M in their 40's. They keep telling me it means I'm healthy. Dr. says so too. I am just tired of dealing with it every month. Why would someone have a period for so long with no end in sight? I think it is kinda funny about my husband because he knows when it is time. LOL
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replied August 28th, 2009
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I think it is great that you are so healthy...Seeing I had a Hysterectomy at age 47, I missed this part of life....I think that you and your husband have some wonderful "togetherness"...Makes for one happy life.... Wink

Caroline
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replied April 3rd, 2011
still having periods at age 53
Hey BuZZY1 I still have my period too and I am going to be 53 in May. I swear I will be the oldest living woman still having a period. Plus I am having all the symptoms of menopause, the hot flashes, and the night sweats, which get worse right before and during my period. I sure hope it all ends soon because like you I am so tired of it!!! I mean there is no cramping or pain or anything, it just is getting ridiculous since all of my friends have gone through menopause.
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replied August 31st, 2012
57 yrs young vegetarian
I am 57 years old and i still get regular periods,i had my first just before my 15th birthday, for many years they were always irregular, for the past 18 years they have pretty much been regular, and fairly normal,i have been a vegetarian(nearly vegan)for the past 7 years im sure this has helped stabilise my hormones, although i have suffered terrible hot sweats and mood swings on and off for nearly 2 yrs now(more off than on)but i think my diet has definetly helped,i would advise any woman to become a vegetarian for health reasons and ethical! my doctor even says this is good because my bones are protected whilst releasing the oestrogen hormone and that it is a sign i am healthy! i do feel quite healthy most of the time,i consider myself fortunate and it is worth changing your diet to get good results!!!
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replied December 11th, 2011
Still at 58
You think this is crazy, I am still going through menapause and I am 58. I don't have the periods as often but I still do have them. I agree I wish it would all go away! I wonder if this is normal?
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replied December 20th, 2011
Are you on hormones?
My mom had her period into her late 50s and was on birth control pills and then hormones.
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replied May 3rd, 2012
Menstruation after menopause?
I am 49 and have "been in menopause" for 5 years. Now I am starting to get regular periods again. My Dr. says it is from the bio-identical hormone patch estradiol that I was using. But I have stopped using it. I also stopped smoking and have been eating a healthier diet. Does anyone know if it is possible to resume regular mensturation after such a long absence?????
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replied May 1st, 2013
Could I be worried about getting pregnant at my age?
I am 53 yrs old and still have regular monthly periods like clock work, every 26 to 28 days. My ovaries feel a little painful for two to three days during the time I believe that I would ovulate. I have no night sweats or signs of any onset of menopause yet.
I also still have a pretty healthy sex drive and my husband is 11 yrs younger so should I be concerned at all about getting pregnant? I thought my eggs would no longer be "viable" to conceive but I don't want to take any risks so we refrain from intimacy during the time I have ovarian pains.
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replied May 9th, 2013
Yes dear!!! they definitely can. Menstruation depends on genes and harmones it doesn't depends on age. I also knew a woman who had her period until she was 60 and when she consults her doctor he said that she is fine this happens sometimes. She just started menopause later than others and you will be shocked to know that she had a child at 59!
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replied May 9th, 2013
Still having regular periods at age 53, can I get pregnant?
Thank you for your reply. I just found out that my Father's Grandmother had 9 children and 3 of the children were conceived in her 50's, her 9th child was born at age 59! This has made me more aware to take precautions because although I had my youngest child in my 40's, I don't want to become a Mother again in my 50's. Thank You!
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replied June 13th, 2013
I am 58 in a couple of weeks, and still having my usual heavy gungy periods, I have 7 children now 1 granddaughter. My periods started when I was 9. I have been a few times to my gynae, had the full examinations, seems the reason I am so heavy is that my endometrium is 5 x times thicker than the norm...so goodness knows when I will stop, at least it keeps me young.
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replied December 16th, 2013
menstrual cycle in 60th yr
Im 60 in 4 mnths time and still have regular periods. i started my period age 11 and have four children. i'm not showing any signs of a menopause and i'm so fed up with it. luckily i'm still healthy. But i look forward to the day when they stop. Are there women of my age still having their periods at my age?
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replied December 17th, 2013
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Yes, I have heard of women in their late 50's and early 60's still having periods. Surely, it will end soon though so hang in there. I suspect you look young for your age since your internal clock is young? I would be happy to still be having periods (I'm 57) but my greedy gynecologist ripped out all my organs for a benign ovarian cyst. I am a testament to how quickly that can age a woman (inside and out)!
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replied September 21st, 2015
I'll be 53 soon too and I am sick and tired of these monthly nuisances!!!! Missed 3 months and happily and falsely thought I was in full menopause only to have it say "psych!" I want this over and done with. I can't stand how nasty I feel. It's like a red Niagara Falls! Tired of missing work due to extremely heavy flow! My sister is older and she's been done nearly 3 yrs! She started AFTER me when we were kids. I started at age 12 and she started at around 14. So why does she finish before me?!?! Thus just doesn't seem fair. I can't seem to win or ever have anything good happen to me! I hate this! I WANT IT OVER AND DONE WITH!!!!
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replied September 24th, 2015
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Just be patient. It sounds like you are pretty much in peri-menopause.

Best of luck!
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replied December 26th, 2015
I'm 53 too. Still getting them! More erratic than previously. Over the summer went two months without. Was so excited! Come Sept. NOPE...back like clockwork! I've been getting night sweats for years. I get occasional hot flashes that can actually make me dizzy. Dr. says all is fine. Last hormone levels...about 9 months ago showed I'm not near menopause yet. Many friends have finished...I too feel like the last woman standing! Lol! But Mother Nature does her own thing!
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replied January 19th, 2016
I'm almost 54 and was still regular like clockwork until about 10 months ago. Then they started spacing out a bit, every six weeks instead of 4 and sometimes I have gone nearly 12 weeks between periods. My periods have been super heavy for years due to uterine fibroids. My uterus is 426 grams, which is 4.5 times normal size. Due to the size, if I did choose to have a hysterectomy, it would have to be done abdominally and that scares me because of the long recovery time. So I am still waiting it out. My mom was completely menopausal naturally by age 40, but her only sister went until she was almost 60. Looks like I'm going to take after my aunt. That's fine with me. My mom had terrible osteoporosis and my doctor said that your bones stay protected the longer you still menstruate. And regarding the aging thing, I think it does help you to look younger longer. I am constantly told that I still look like I'm in my 30's. Smile
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replied August 22nd, 2016
Hi all,

I am 52 years old and at the moment spotting. Last year I went 11 months without a period and then BAM! It came. This April would have been a year without it. I was so close! I wanted to drop down to my knees and sob the day away. Fast forward to now. Before spotting I hadn't seen my period since this past March - the spotting began last week. I am at the end of my rope. When is it going to end???
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