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Perimenopause and missing periods

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Iam 42 years old for no reason I have not gotten my period. I am like clock work every month I get a heavy period. I have never been pregnant. I am not experiencing any menepausal symptoms . I feel not hungry tired and nasauea. I am cocerned my doctor is running blood work on me but I am afraid the longer this takes maybe there is no blood flow to the ovaries and they will die. I ask Dr, to give me something to bring it on but until he knows what is going on he refuses. I recently found ot I have a intraparotid lymph node lesion reactive and I have a rt and lt liver lobe lesions. Going for MRI to characterize them. I dont feel any way that my period is coming . Should I run to a acupunists.

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replied June 8th, 2009
Menstruation Answer A6739

There are many reasons for a missing period. Your body might answer to stress (both physical and psychological) with a missing period. The physical stress might include illness, for example. Changes in hormone blood levels might cause the missing period, too. The reasons for hormonal changes are various, but given your age (42), the missing period might be a sign of perimenopause.

Perimenopause is the period when the body shifts to menopause. The hormonal changes start and the female sex hormonal production starts to decrease until it is completely stopped in menopause. During this period the periods might be irregular and might change in length, either shorter or longer. The quantity of blood loss might change, too. The periods would become lighter and in time they would completely stop marking the menopause.

However, as previously mentioned, there are many other reasons for a missing period. You might want to visit your gynecologist in order to check if any other reason is causing the missing period.

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