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I''m 48 years old and i missed my period, however i feel

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i''m 48 years old and i missed my period, however i feel crampy and bloated, is this normal?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 years ago.


Did you had regular period before this?

Do you have hot flashes?Are you taking any medications? Any stress or anxiety?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
my periods have always been regular every 25-28 days, however latley they've been very heavy.
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 years ago.

Well, at your age such irregularity can be due to perimenopause, it can result in longer, heavy or missed period . This may take 2-5 yrs, for your body to get transition into menopuase.

You should get a checkup from gynae doctor, and medications can be adviced to get rid of perimenopuase symptoms.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Med_help's Post: what about the bloating and cramping?
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 years ago.

Usually cramping and bloating occurs days before menses, you may have periods, in coming days. also if you are sexually active, it is essential to rule out pregnancy.

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