Medical Questions > Womens Health > Menopause Forum

menopause or irregular periods?

Rolling Eyes I am 43 and have had irregular periods, I missed in May, June was for two days, dark brown stuff then stopped, and this month (July) again dark brown stuff then a small amount of red then it stopped. Only showing when I wipe myself, nothing on towel. Definately not pregnant, please could you help.
Did you find this post helpful?
First Helper cheru
|

User Profile
replied July 5th, 2009
Supporter
It could be pre-menopause. I'm 44 and thought I was pre-menopausing because I was having hot flashes and I had my period twice in June. My doctor said if I was pre-menopausing I would have skipped my period like you have. You might want to go visit your GYN. They can do a blood test to see if you are in pre-menopause. Many women start in their early 40s, even younger.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied July 5th, 2009
Thanks wendyrs, I think I will go to the Drs, best to get it checked out.

regards

Cheru
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied July 5th, 2009
Supporter
Yes it is. Like I said, that's what I thought was going on with me but apparently I was wrong. I had a horrible pain in my cervix when he examined me and I'm scheduled for an ultrasound on Friday. Hopefully everything will be fine but it's never good to assume.
|
Did you find this post helpful?
Users who thank wendyrs for this post: cheru 

replied July 5th, 2009
I hope all goes well for you on Friday. I'm coming back as a man next time, they get off easy, us poor women have all the suffering !!
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied July 5th, 2009
Supporter
LOL, so true!! Thanks...Keep me posted on what you find out.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied July 5th, 2009
Active User, very eHealthy
-Yes, you are definitey in menopause. That's a very normal symptom you are having.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied August 10th, 2009
help,im going nuts,,,
im am 43,skipped april,may,period,went 4 a pap end of may,doctor says every thing looks fine,he did blood workup,and said i was not going through medapause,june period very light,spoty,dark at times,july no period,august 1 day of severe pain worst cramps in my life,2 days later bled light one day,,any ideas?im going nuts,,had cramps and no period around the last 4 months of last yr,so i had a D/C ,didnt even bleed after that precedure like i thought i would,when it comes to doctors.(who do you believe)i also have had numerous ultrasounds,,they keep saying everything looks good,,THEN WHATS UP,,,
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied August 10th, 2009
Active User, very eHealthy
MENOPAUSE...THE DOCORS ARE IDIOTS.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied August 10th, 2009
Supporter
I agree with Raven. What happens is that in the beginning stages of menopause the blood work doesn't show the changes so they say it's not menopause when we all know that it is. These doctors are just getting worse and worse.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied August 10th, 2009
Active User, very eHealthy
And also, the doctors seem to have a problem with the fact that women are going through menopause younger and younger. The textbooks say you go through it usually in your late forties and fifties. What they fail to tell women is that some can start in their 30's and even younger in some with other medical problems, and the whole process can take up to ten years to complete! Took me 10 years starting at 35!
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied August 11th, 2009
i was told at 35 that i might be going through peri medapause or somethin like that ,ive had problems since then,i was getting sooooo frustrated,i myself felt somethin was wrong,and the doc,s kept saying,,nope your just fine,,lol
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied October 1st, 2009
Periods durin menopause
Hi my mam bin goin through the menopause for few yrs now. she hasn t had a period now in nearly two months on her last period there was a weird discharge at the end of it and nothin since. any ideas wat this is... she defo not pregnant?????
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied September 3rd, 2012
hi please help i have not had period since jan 2012 its now sept2012 i had an abortion in march never had any bleeding and still nothing am having tests done at doctors but they have said it could be scar tissue or early menopause i am 32 never had proplem with periods before just since abortion please help me partner forced me to have abortion i am so desperate to have a child and now i never will
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied September 3rd, 2012
menopause/ messed up abortion
hi please help i have not had period since jan 2012 its now sept2012 i had an abortion in march never had any bleeding and still nothing am having tests done at doctors but they have said it could be scar tissue or early menopause i am 32 never had proplem with periods before just since abortion please help me partner forced me to have abortion i am so desperate to have a child and now i never will
|
Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Menstruation is a woman's normal monthly menstrual period. But what are the signs of abnormal periods? When is vaginal bleeding serious?...
Regular vaginal bleeding vagina is a sign of healthy menstruation. What signs and symptoms point to menstrual problems? Read on to learn the difference....
Menstrual irregularity means that something is wrong. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an irregular period to prevent larger problems later...