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56 year old still has periods

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Brand new with a question. I'm 56 years old and still have periods. Is this normal? There is no way for me to check family history as to whether this is genetic as I was adopted when I was 3 months old and live in a closed record state. When I was 54 I started having periods like every 3 months and then last October 1st, 2 1/2 months before my 56th birthday I had my last period and up to this week I though I had it made, when yesterday the day before Easter, I started again. Any idea what's happening? Oh I did start a workout regimen at the gym in December, going 5 days a week for 2 hours in the pool, 45 minutes weights and 90 minutes cardio if that makes any difference. I sure hope I don't have to wait til I'm in my 70s. Support, advice anyone? Thanks.
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Users who thank MoonstoneWolf for this post: frances1958 

replied April 9th, 2012
Does anyone know? I have no insurance or money for a doctor and don't know what to do. Is this normal? Also I'm noticing that this last period I'm also vomiting a lot. It came at the onset of the period. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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replied May 23rd, 2012
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People in my family don't go into menopause until 55 to 60, and many never go into it. 2 out of my four grandmas had periods until they died (and NO they didn't have cancer.) People in my family also live a long time - women til 95, men til 92. The record is 110 so far for two of our elders.
So, if you are that miserable and don't want a period, I suggest you have your uterus removed. Don't remove the ovaries or you will have horrible side effects forever. You need your ovaries.
Regarding having no money, that is not an excuse. Every county offers free health insurance to those on limited incomes. They are more than happy to assist your with a hysterectomy. I believe that it is universal in the U.S. to be able to dial 211 and ask about county health insurance. In my county, I pay a $10 co pay. If I chose to have a hysterectomy, the co pay would still be $10.
There is also Planned Parenthood. They are a good second option.
You didn't say what county you are in otherwise I would help you find free treatment. I am pretty good at the research.
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Users who thank Reece1207 for this post: frances1958 

replied July 13th, 2012
Reece 1207 that's amazing. I'm almost 57 and am still having periods though they are not as regular as they were. People often think I'm younger then I am, sounds like a good tradeoff to me Wink
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replied March 19th, 2015
I am also 56 will be 57years old September 8th 2015 I found this post very very helpful ..
I went 11 months without a period and all of a sudden out of the blue a period or spotting everyday but I feel fine.
I am still eating and sleeping well.
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replied April 3rd, 2015
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Hi frances1958...If this continues please check it out...It could be nothing, but it is always good to make sure all is well...Take care...

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replied April 10th, 2015
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A small percentage of women continue to have a menstrual cycle / periods after age 60. I personally would be happy to still have my period (I am 5Cool but I had an unnecessary hysterectomy and miss my uterus for its pelvic integrity and sexual functions. Hysterectomy can also cause the ovaries to fail.
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