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November 25th, 2009
hi debgen,
I just got your message now. my ob gyn wanted to do a dnc to find out what was making me have a period. but since my uterine cancer test was negative, i decided not to do it. no sense in going up there and messing around. I am going to wait and see. I think there are alot of us in the same boat. maybe it is natural for menopause to vascilate a bit. I am single and it seems like i get hormone surges when I meet someone I like. after all, the main duty of the body is to reproduce itself.
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replied December 13th, 2009
CoQ 10 and return of the 'red dread'
Hi Debgen!
I am 53 and have not had my period in 11 months. Went on CoQ10 about two months ago and WHAM! my period returned.
Is this supplement responsible for the 'return'? Any out there experiencing this?
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replied September 11th, 2011
I started on this product that was suppose to help
with post menopausal symptoms and WHAM. I got a period.
Not very much but I did go to the doctor. I came off of
this product and stopped bleeding about a week later.
I have decided that there is no help out there for
post menopause symptoms. The Dr said I could go on some
hormone replacement therapy but it could cause breast
cancer,so forget it,. Get off the CoQ10.
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replied December 14th, 2009
Thanks everyone for sharing. I too just got a full on regular period, with all the pms symptoms, after not having one for 14 months. I was pretty shocked and wondered what the deal was. I am 57. I have not called my Dr. yet and hadn't decided whether to or not. It could almost seem normal except for the 14 months. I have not been taking CoQ10.
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replied December 18th, 2009
Post menopausal bleeding
I just lost my Dad to cancer on Oct.31st. My Grandma survived uterine cancer and I lost my Uncle to cancer. I haven't had a period in years and this morning I woke up and had blood when I went to the bathroom. I am scared - really scared with this history of cancer in my family. I am going to the Dr. Monday - please say a prayer for me.

Sherry
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replied January 6th, 2010
Post Menopausal Bleeding
Luckyd..I went for 3 years+ and then had a period last summer, 2 months in a row. I had an internal and external synogram, which turned out to be normal. After being with a guy I really like, those 2 "normal" periods occured, as well as another one this month. I thought the same thing..hormonal surge. Smile
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replied January 28th, 2010
sore nipples in menopause...pregnancy????
I am 53 and I am experiencing extremely sore nipples for the last 10 days. I had a discharge about two weeks ago and am feeling sort of crampy. I have not had a period for over 2 years. I am concerned I might be pregnant???? Is this even possible????? I thought that if you had not menstruated for for over a year you were in menopause...? I am going to call my doc tomorrow and see what's up.
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replied January 31st, 2010
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Several reasons for postmenopausal bleeding were given here. My mother was also told that it could be from her obesity. estrogen from her hrt(hormone replacement therapy) and that it wasn't anything to worry about. I'm an RN and she told me about the bleeding on a Monday(no other symptoms) and when I called to schedule the dr appt, I scheduled a biopsy at the same time. She was 59 at the time. Over time postmenopausal women sometimes get stenosis of the cervix-the opening closes up. This is not cause for alarm. The dr scheduled a D & C and obtained the biopsy. She was found to have carcinosarcoma of the uterus which is a rare, fast-growing cancer. She was given a poor prognosis but I'm happy to report that after a total abdominal hysterectomy, chemo and radiation she is cancer free today at almost 67. That same yr dad was diagnosed a few months later with pancreatic cancer and died. My maternal g-mother had uterine cancer as well(not sure of the type -I was in HS) had a hysterectomy, radium implanted within her and radiation treatments and is a fiesty independant 93 yo woman. She had experienced postmenopausal bleeding as well. I'm not trying to frighten anyone but these were my family's experiences. My mom's had occured for less than one wk but had spread to her lymph nodes. Feel free to PM me. I asked if it was genetic and the doc told me no my mom's type is not genetic but tends to run in families>>>say WHAT? Any way take care and keep me updated.
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replied February 27th, 2010
Post-menopausaul period too!
WOW! I don't know what to think here, but I am definitely going to inquire of MY doc next week! I thought I was out of the woods too!

I am 49, have not had a period since May, 2008 and thought YAY I am on the road to menopause. Even took all the FSH blood tests to support that theory (twice) and then "boom" just yesterday, it's as if I was in my 30s all over again.

Today is day two and I am going through pads and tampons and keeping track to see how long this lasts. UGH! I have been a Co-Q-10 and herbal supplement/vitamin user for years, but I also have weight issues. I see my endocrinologist every three months for blood tests, so I will try not to panic, but still this is does not make me feel "young" again. Harumph!

Cin D. B.
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replied March 6th, 2010
post menopausal period caused by sexual anticipation, kegels
I just had a 3 day, full period, age 59, after no periods for about 2 1/2 years. I was anticipating the visit of an old boyfriend, and did many "kegels" to prepare for a possible sexual experience. I am pretty positive the sexual anticipation and exercises brought on the period. I hadn't been having sex at all through menopause. I just hope it doesn't mean I'm also fertile because we did have sex without a condom....I had had a normal pap the previous year and a recent vaginal exam as part of my annual checkup. The only thing that was different was a "male love interest." I'm not on any kind of HRT or herbs or anything. The body-mind connection is a powerful thing. I'm not at all panicky, I think it's just the body saying, hmmmmm, is there some reproductive action going on here?
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replied June 14th, 2011
Hormone-related post-menopausal periods?
OK, after reading some of these posts, I might have a conclusion of some kind, although it is sort of embarrassing. I, too, haven't had a period for 2.5 years, wear a hormone patch to prevent hot flashes, and thought I was well over it. I'm only 50 but had "early surgical menopause" due to removal of an ovary. Yesterday I started cramping and thought, "Hm. Weird. Feels like menstrual cramps used to feel." This morning, BAM. Blood. WTH?

It's *exactly* what a period used to feel like, if I recall correctly. Brownish blood turned to red as it started to flow. Problem is, I can pinpoint exactly when the cramping started. Yesterday I had a massive ginormous orgasm that went on forever. When it was finally over, that's when I noticed the odd cramps.

So after reading some of these hormone-related posts, women anticipating or having sex, or being attracted to someone, hormone surges, I'm starting to think that must be it. Boy, talk about a "hormone surge" yesterday! I am going to stop worrying. Whoever said maybe this is our body's "last call" might be right! Now the main negative side effect is, I'm afraid of orgasms. Smile
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replied March 6th, 2010
OH yeah, postscript - I have someone living in my house for a couple of months who has very frequent periods, and I saw her equipment lying around. I remember from dorm and roomate days that "when the bloods come, they come all the way around" - we tended to synchronize our periods. I thought having her menstruation "in the air" could also have influenced it....
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replied March 6th, 2010
comeongirls, that is actually somewhat interesting as I mentioned what was going on with me to my boss (female) who said to me it was her fault, since she too was having her period at the time!!! Wink There used to be a lot more "synchronization" on my job, but so many of us are getting older and getting past it.

Since my original post, I have seen my family doctor and I am now scheduled with a referral to an OB/GYN for an ultrasound and biopsy just to be on the safe side even though my last pap was fine, and my iron/blood and urine test was okay.

P.S. My hubby thinks a sexual experience is rubbing my head or feet, and that's okay by me right now! Smile
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replied March 6th, 2010
periods after chiropractic visit
well it has been 5 months now and no more periods so far. i did find out something interesting though. after two years of menopause I had two periods that were 8 months apart. each time I had gone to the chiropracter for neck maniupulation two months prior to the each period. my chiropracter says that alot of people use chiropractic for fertility treatment now because the pituitary gland which is in the back of the neck is the organ that tells the ovaries to menstrate and i guess drop the egg. has anyone else gone to the chiropractor before having their period?
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replied May 2nd, 2012
Period after trip to chiro
This just happened to me! I noticed your post was from 2010... If you see this post and have a follow up I would be really interested to know what happened... Tks Smile
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replied March 11th, 2010
Periods after menopause
I started my period this week after not having a period for 2 and a half years. I saw the doctor today and after an exam and an ultrasound, she determined that the one ovary that I had left just experienced a spurt of life! She said I might have another cycle, but not to worry. She did say if I didn't have another period, then had another episode similar to this, she would do an endometrial biopsy. When she did the ultrasound, she saw no polyps, no masses and actually measured the lining of my uterus. It was within normal limits. Evidently, if the lining gets to a point where it is too thick, they are more concerned with what is going on. I am very relieved and happy the doctor was able to get everything done today and give me the results.

Blessed2
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replied March 12th, 2010
postmenopausal periods
Okay ladies, my storyline is very similar, with one addition. My 12 year old daughter just started her period. I wondered why I was teary all day - I'm not usually that sentimental. Sure enough, I've got cramps, headache, breast tenderness, the whole PMS thing....and I've been through menopause for 2 years! Am debating whether or not to call the doctor ... I may just wait it out and chalk it up to the hazards of being an older mom.
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replied March 12th, 2010
Periods After Menopause
I just googled this topic and am amazed at all these comments! I am 54 and thought I had my last period in February 2008. About 6 weeks ago I noticed my breasts were a little tender, which had not been the case since I had had my last period 23 months before. However, a few days later the soreness went away and I noticed a pink tinge on my underwear and toilet tissue. It was ever so slight, but made me think that the progesterone/estrogen cream I had been using made my hormones surge and caused me to have a period. My Naturapath told me to discontinue it and see an Ob/gyn, something I have not done in years.
Well, I put it off and sure enough, last week my breasts starting getting sore again...this time even worse. It reminded me of those many, many years of PMS symptoms. This time they were not just a little sore, they were as sore as they always were my whole life. I even found myself crankier than usual. Then, today, the pink is back and is darker. This time it is like a very light period, enough to stain my underwear and toilet paper, but not enough to color the water at all. This all seems very normal to me, IF I had not had a 2 year break!!!! There is no pain and it is not clotty or anything. It just seems like a period. I expect it to be gone tomorrow.
I guess I need to see a doctor, although I really do think my body is just trying to have periods again. If the bleeding lasted or were not preceded by usual PMS symptoms, I would be more worried.
I do not even have an Ob/Gyn to go to. I guess I need to find one.
Thanks for all your comments. They are comforting.
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replied April 30th, 2010
luckyd wrote:
I am having same thing.menopause for 2 years, then a period last feb and now 8 months later another normal 5 day period.Could this be a normal part of the menopause process?like a "last call" for reproduction? I am going to gyn today. she said this is uncommon, but I hear from many women who experience this. wondering about some of you fared?


Wow this blog shows that menstruation after menopause is very common. I'm having my period right now too, after 2 1/2 years of none. I promised my sis-n laws to see the Gyn, but I feel it's like a normal period, with cramps n all. It's been 5 days and hope it stops, but will check with the doctor and ask for a hormone blood test check first. My last pap was normal about 8 months ago, so I hope the doctor doesn't go all out with biopsy etc. I hate arguing with the MD, but I do not agree with all their proceedures and drug prescribing. Thank you for sharing ladies, great reading.
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replied April 30th, 2010
oops just joined and didn't know how the blog works so I just replied to you luckyd. I read most advice on periods after menopause is to check with the Doctor - so although I feel this may be normal (to have a period after 2 1/2 yrs without), I will see the Gyn. Because there is no excuse not to if since I have the blessing of medical insurance. I'ts just too bad here in HI, insurance does not cover Naturopath doctors, as I disagree with too much medical intervention for normal conditions which can be treated or improved by nutrition or natural ways.
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replied May 2nd, 2010
Just wanted to relay my experience and the curious coincidence of coQ10 with the return of withdrawal bleeding. I have been postmenopausal since age 44 (blood tests for estrogen, FSH levels etc. confirmed). Doctor and I decided on a course of bio-identical hormones (Vivelle-Dot patches .05mg -- all month and Prometrium 200 mg. - last 10 days of month) to take at least until the age when menopause would normally occur (mid 50's). I am now 49 1/2. For the first couple of years I had withdrawal bleeding (at end of progesterone cycle) very rarely. For the last 2 years I have had no withdrawal bleeding at all. Go annually to the gyn for checkups. Last check-up and pap smear (negative results) January 2010. Interestingly started taking coQ10 100mg once daily around that time. Since then I have had withdrawal bleeding each and every month (Feb-May) -- 4 months right on time after progesterone cycle. I feel like this is related to the coQ10 and am going to stop taking it for the next few months to see what happens. Feel like this is an ok approach for now since I had just been to the doctor -- also interestingly, I asked my new doctor (for last 2 years having taken over for my original retired doctor) "Is it ok that I have not had any withdrawal bleeding for 2 years?" She did not give a straight answer but asked if I wanted to change the timing of the Progesterone to 1st 10 days of month or take alongside the estrogen. I did not. I do not think the new doctor is as reliable as my old doctor, her partner, as he would have explained... (she is postmenopausal too and must have at least some first hand experience - so am really not that confident in her). I will reply back in a couple of months to post what has happened.
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replied May 5th, 2010
Good to read all the postings. I had the same problem after 16 months of no period (last year was a very stressful year and therefore my irregular periods (premimenopausal) abruptly stopped), then last week suddenly I had sore breasts and then light bleeding for three days (just like a period). Went to my GP today who really scared me. She was going to refer me to the cancer unit, which she explains would speed up my scan and when she tried to input my details, I did not meet the criteria - thank god!!! Does anyone know how long it takes to get an appointment for a scan? Thanks. Terri
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replied May 13th, 2010
post menapause periods
After 17 months without a period and one week before my 51st birthday I got the sore breasts and bloated feeling along with a 5 day regular red blood period that was just like the ones I got in my 30s. I do not use any hormones or medications; I exercise and am a normal weight for my height; I am a mother of one teenager boy and am married. I can't think of anything that has changed recently that could have caused a period. I was not going to go to the doctors but I took a walk with a neighbor today and she recommended that I should have the doctor take a look. About three years ago I had a cyst and thickening of my lining and a period that lasted over 30 days-otherwise I was like clockwork every 28 days until a year before they stopped; I have never used the pill or other hormones except to stop that 30 day period and I do not have any family history of uterine, cervical, or endromentral cancer. I get yearly check ups and my PAP was clean 6 months ago, but I know that only clears out one type of cancer. I'll check with the doctor just to make sure all is ok. Thanks for all these postings. Better safe than sorry.
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