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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?

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I have something goofy going on with my body. I am 41,

I have something goofy going on with my body. I am 41, healthy, and I have 3 children aged 21, 14, and 4. I have had no signs of perimenopause, but I have had endometriosis since my first period at age 12. I had a lap to confirm and remove endometriosis in 2006. I have very painful and heavy periods that last 4-5 days. I did have a fibroid on my early ultrasound with my 4 year old that quickly disappeared. I have suspected I have had another fibroid for the past year due to increased heavy bleeding. I have no history of mental illness. I use temping and checking my cervix and mucus to prevent pregnancy.On 8/17 I had sex, in which my baby- fevered bf (unknown to me at the time) took it upon himself to not pull out. Long story but I hadn't been paying attention to my cycle that month. I ovulated the next day. 10-12 days later my areolas got bigger and darker. I started feeling pregnant. Took a hpt and it was faint positive. On day 14, from ovulation, I started to spot for an hour ( I am not a spotter, ever.) I laid down and it stopped. The next day I started to bleed, bright red, and had sharp cramps on my sides in tge ovary area. Cramps lasted 1 day and bleeding lasted 2 days. Very abnormal for me and none of my endometriosis pain. I figured it was a chemical pregnancy and a bit of a relief since I'm 41 and not wanting to be pregnant.A week later, I'm feeling more pregnant. I took a test and it was negative. I figured my body needed more time to get normal. Meanwhile, my breasts have grown, and I no longer have those 2 empty sacks for boobs that were left to me after I quit breastfeeding 2 years ago. My aerolas are still huge, dark, and my nipples hurt. My belly is very bloated and keeps getting bigger. I had a flat stomach before all of this. I have had mild cramping this whole time, and I have serious food adversions. I get nauseous at random times throughout the day and night. I also have mild bouts of dizziness. My cervix has stayed soft and very high. Higher than it is in my normal cycles. I also have had a change in my cervical mucus. It is white and creamy and nothing like I ever get. I also get globs of thick snot here and there but it does not stetch like fertile cm. I took another test this morning and it is negative.I cannot see my ob/gyn for a couple of more weeks. I have an appt. If I'm not pregnant, can you offer suggestions as to what else I should be tested for? What else could cause this? Cancer runs on both sides of my family, and that does concern me. Either way something is whacky with my hormones, and I would like to find out why.

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I am 45 years old and have been having irregular periods,

Hi I am 45 years old and have been having irregular periods, spotting ( very little) and recently bled the day after having sex(very little) I went to gyn who did a pap. I haven't had one in a very long time but the ones I had were normal. My cervix had a little bleeding when she touched it. I am convinced I have cervical cancer. I have questions....can the symptoms be something else. The spotting is not constant and mostly only when I wipe if I have any. Maybe by the end of the day, a very small spot is on my liner. Also, if this is from a polyp, shouldn't that be seen during an exam? I am going crazy waiting the results. If it's invasive CC but having minimal bleeding is that a good sign that it hasn't spread too much

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I am a 50 year old divorced mother of 3 adult children. I

I am a 50 year old divorced mother of 3 adult children. I had an ablation 5 years ago due to heavy cycles. Over the past few years the cycle has become much lighter & further apart. My Dr. says I am pre menopausal. I have only had a few cycles in the last year. My last cycle in April was long & heavy leading me to think that would be my last cycle. Did things have begun to happen with me causing me to be concerned. I have gained 6 pounds since the Spring, I am also bloated in the abdomen area and that is very squishy. Out of concern I took a pregnancy test. The result was negative but 4 hrs later there was a faint positive sign. I freaked out & took 10 more tests over the following week. ALL negative. That prompted me to get a blood pregnancy test that also came back negative. To make things more confusing I have begun to have these weird gurgle or tapping like sensations about 2 " down from my belly button. What in the world is going on with me?JA: In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: Did you get that messageJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Did you get the last message about me having lupus

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When I'm on my period it lasts 9 days every other month..

Hi! When I'm on my period it lasts 9 days every other month.. I'm also very, very hot couple of weeks before my period and after my period..

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I tend to have heavy periods. Today i have had to change a

I tend to have heavy periods. Today i have had to change a super pad every 11/2 hours. There was a small span of time where i did go 3 hours. My blood count has so far been good. I am 51 and am havent had a full period for a few months now. The one I am having now is super heavy. My questuon is how many hours is it okay to heavy bleed?

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I'm feeling pressure and burning feeling in my vagina area?

I'm feeling pressure and burning feeling in my vagina area ?JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?Customer: Day or two worst today!JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No. Could it be a bladder infectionJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Gynecologist about your situation and then connect you two.

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I'm 45 my menstrual stoped and sept. Of last year I took a

I'm 45 my menstrual stoped and sept. Of last year I took a pregnancy test it was negative so I thought it was menpos but my cycle decided to start again and march and have not stop and im passing blood clots what should i di

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What is my potential success with IVF at 40 Yrs old? (we

What is my potential success with IVF at 40 Yrs old? (we have not tried naturally as we are separated due to him not getting permanent residence here yet, and rather than wait until he can come here - I could find myself close to 42 at that time - we have decided to try IVF right away, since I have 1 month to spend there with him in July).Day 2 FSH was 5.8, LH was 4.2, Prolactin 11.8, AMH (still waiting for results). TSH normal, no abnormalities on last Gyn / Pap.TVS: Ovarian Vol R-5.93 ml, L-5.00 ml. Endometrial Thickness .4 cm (TVS done on day 8)Mens. Regular 26 Days cycles and 3 day periods (monitored last 6 months).I have been on DHEA for several weeks now, and will have been on it x 2 months at egg retrieval (if we get that far in mid Jul). Also taking DHA, COQ10, Full Prenatal Vitamin with Folate, Zinc etc. Oral Contraception started last Day 2 (right after the blood tests) which was May 18.Antral Follicle count was not mentioned on U/S report, however I will include the sonographer notes and they did mention "small follicles" but no number mentioned. Also there is something under Lt Ovary saying technically difficult (it was sitting high) and I can't make out what is under the checkmark. It looks like peri EV. and worried that is something bad.I am wondering is 5.9 ml and 5.0 ml an ok volume as predictor to success with IVF? I read that smaller means less chance of responding to the stimulation meds. Is 5.9 and 5 small or normal? And taking into consideration no elevation in day 2 FSH... do you think so far that there is a good chance of success?Included sonographer notes, and an image of both L and R ovary on TVS.Notes/Screen: http://s33.postimg.org/bthdcenvz/notes.pngSonographer Notes: http://s33.postimg.org/5xx2zv4a7/notes1.pngLOvary1: http://s33.postimg.org/arhao3hpr/image.pngLOvary2: http://s33.postimg.org/j4iuoe8hb/image.pngROvary1: http://s33.postimg.org/fkss47xbj/image.pngROvary2: http://s33.postimg.org/bu21k8u3z/image.png

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