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Missing menstrual cycle; but brown blood

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Im wondering if someone can help me as I am not seeing my doc until next week, but Im panicking now!

Im 32 and for the last four years have had periods that would come only every few months. I spoke to a doctor who told me that "your ovaries are just not working and its only an issue if you want to get pregnant".

Im not pregnant and not sexually active. My last period was 12 months ago. Over the last two/three months I get spot bleeding of a brownish blood that comes every few days and then goes then comes back. Over the last month Ive had two "fresh" bleeds; but they have stopped after one day and the brown blood returns.

Whats going on!
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replied February 20th, 2012
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Irregular periods are usually associated with anovulatory cycles (menstrual cycles without periodic egg release from ovary). It is difficult to comment on the cause for the irregular periods without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the irregular periods that you describe. If early menopausal onset is suspected, hormonal analysis done will help to confirm/rule out menopause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the spotting/bleeding and regulate periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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