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First Period At Fifty Six

I am a 56 year old female, and have never menstruated. Until three days ago.
I was a competitive runner, type one diabetic (my entire life) and am skinny. I was put on the pill which did nothing aside from ruin my sugar control. At the age of 16 was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, even though I am blonde, skinny and have very little hair!
I have always been very happy not to menstruate, so it came as a shock when three days ago (after ten days of rock hard nipples, which I have never known) I was bleeding. I nearly died of shock! I had no idea what to do, buy, or even how to use a tampon...
I have done nothing differently, no change of diet, or weight gain. I still exercise hard every day, as I have been doing for 48 years.
I have been having chemo for MS, but am told that is not responsible.
Five years ago I was diagnosed as menopausal. . So why on earth would this happen? And, most importantly, how do I stop it happening again? I now understand why women have "issues" with hormones.
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replied July 25th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

The bleeding you are having currently could be due to hormonal changes, endometrial disorders, side effects due to medications or other medical disorders.

It is difficult to assess your situation with the limited history and without a physical examination. Hence you need to consult with your treating doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.



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