I just turned 57 in September and my periods have been
I just turned 57 in September and my periods have been regular most of my life. A year ago I missed the month of May and this year I missed the month of May. I got my period June,2016 and July, 2016. I did not have a period August of 2016 or September of 2016. On October 12 I got my period which started with brown and very clotty and then a very heavy period. My problem is that as of today, while it is not as bad as the last 2 days, I still have it. Is this part of the menopause process? Unusually long cycles were not the norm for me. I did have my latest Pap in August of 2016 and it was normal. Thank you for your time.
I would appreciate a response from a FEMALE gynecologist who
I would appreciate a response from a FEMALE gynecologist who keeps current on new information and studies related to oophorectomies to answer the question below. Thank you!I am a 52 yr old woman who has finally - after complaining of abdominal pain for several years - been diagnosed with a 6cm septated cyst that has grown 2cm over the past year on my left ovary. It is causing significant symptoms including pelvic pain, pressure on my bladder which I think is the reason I'm having a little urinary incontinence when I sneeze, etc. (Could it also be the reason I am constipated a lot nowadays, or cause back pain?) I am experiencing extremely heavy, long periods with much worse cramps than I ever got before. My doctor recommends removing the cyst along with my left ovary via laparoscopy.I am really tired of the pain, but I don't want to take out the ovary for fear of more depression, fatigue, and weight gain than I already suffer. I am also undergoing a significant amount of personal stress at this time and feel like I'm managing as much as I reasonably can without getting more depressed, anxious, fatigued, etc. (I am on an antidepressant) I sometimes get really hot and sweaty when others are comfortable with the temperature, and my sleep is poor, which I recognize as peri-menopausal symptoms.I have asked the MD to remove the cyst without taking the ovary unless there is evidence of cancer or something else dangerous related to the ovary, but he is saying that because I'm 52 he should take out the ovary with it to reduce ovarian cancer risk. The research I've seen shows that there are increased health risks associated with taking out ovaries including heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia, etc. that overshadow the risk of ovarian cancer. As well as my concerns about losing a feminine appearance. Also, does ovary removal reduce libido?My mother was still having regular periods at age 54 when she died in an accident, so I'm wondering if I'm producing more hormone than average at this age.The MD tells me that the other ovary will compensate for this one being removed and make more, but that doesn't make sense to me. Is this backed up by research?I'd like an opinion about whether I'm being reasonable or unwise to try to retain this ovary. Thank you for responding.
I'm a 47-year-old woman. I have never had a regular monthly
I'm a 47-year-old woman. I have never had a regular monthly cycle, but in the last two years I've had random spotting between cycles, a sudden onset of facial acne (started last spring), and worsening cramps and diarrhea.Most recently, I woke up in the middle of the night (Monday night, Tuesday morning) and spent the next several hours vomiting, then started my period Tuesday afternoon. I am still nauseous, and I can't find any food that I ate Monday that might have triggered the vomiting.Is it possible that the vomiting is the newest PMS symptom?Is there anything I can do (about any of this) that doesn't involve hormonal birth control (I already struggle with depressive tendencies)?
I am a 47 year old woman who has lost a 30 pounds over the
Hello - I am a 47 year old woman who has lost a 30 pounds over the past 2/3 years and exercise daily (treadmill 400 Calories daily) and believe I am perimenopausal for the past few years as I have had hot flashes since I was 35 and my periods have changed in the past 2 years - Early from anywhere from 3 to 0 days - Not often late though - Just recently I have had spotting a few days prior to my period (past 3 months) and just this month (now) my period was 4 days early and after 7 days (normal length) I have between brownish to red spotting since then and its been 4 days since it typically stops. I haven't seen a doctor in years as I had major surgery that scared me off them but I have a wonderful family doctor. My periods are usually painful or heavy but both have been decreased since I started a product called EstroSmart (as well as MenoSmamt -Menopause help for hot flashes) Just curious what could be happening? - I would like to go fully into menopause naturally but I don't think that's the way it works. (oh - and I'm a alternative person and don't believe in HRT or sugery) Thanks for any help - Cynthia
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Perimenopausal. Age 47. Periods quit 6 months ago. Last
Perimenopausal. Age 47. Periods quit 6 months ago. LastNight started having hot flashes then real cold and then hot again. It is continuing today. Also 2 days ago i accidentally took 2 15mg of mobic thinking it was tylenol and 4 ibuprofins for uterine fibroid pain. Peeing normal. Is this menopausal or could i have injured my kidneys? Sepsis? I had diarrhea and vomited once 2 nights ago after the mobic. Stomach still hurts a little. Started back on protonix yesterday in case it hurt the stomach. Also the stomach flu is going around. I dont have a fever. Been drinking fluids and soup and popcicles
I want only a gynecologist to answer this question. I need
I want only a gynecologist to answer this question. I need to see if other women complain about this.I have had intense head itching during the last year that is intermittent. My dermatologist saw a little flaking but nothing major. It feels like this is nerve related. I get these intense itching spells that gets so bad I can't stand it. I try and not touch the head, because even slightly touching it makes the itching worse. I will get these attacks and then it goes away. Have you heard of this being a symptom of perimenopause? I am 51 and have started going through some of the changes. It seems strange that this started within the last year.
If I had a vaginal ultrasound and transvaginal ultrasound in
If I had a vaginal ultrasound and transvaginal ultrasound in may 2015 can a lot change since then? I had a fibroid that was calcified and two small cysts on my ovary which was dr said were ovulation cysts I have since had two yearly exams and pelvic exams and bloodwork. All normal so far. Periods are erratic can last 3 weeks two weeks 5 days depends on the month. Gas and z little bloating. I am getting fed up I don't feel like me
I'm 52 I started sporting two weeks ago now i have been
I'm 52I started sporting two weeks ago now i have been bleeding heavily and passing clots for the last two.I do have some pain in my groin area right side when I raise my right leg to shave it
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I have had normal periods til last year. I am 49. They are
I have had normal periods til last year. I am 49. They are lighter than usual. I either spot for a few days have a light period for two days and spot for a few more days or ai get a light to moderate period for 3 to 5 days. They can be 30 days apart 21 days apart 26 days apart and now and then 2 weeks apart. My pap smear was normal last year and pelvic exam was normal this year. I do have two small fibroids that are calcified. I used to get breast pain and swelling that has not been for a few months. Is this perimenopause I hope?