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I would recommend checking a pregnancy test, although since you are 48 this is probably not due to a pregnancy
Also, this could be the start of menopause with decreasing estrogen.
I guess my periods are so regular this is just a sudden stop
if nor menapause then what
Have you had a recent mammogram and if so, what were the results?
breast exams are fine
When was you last mammogram?
i never had one yet
Do you have any discharge from the breast such as milky discharge or blood
the doctor says i can wait
Mammograms should be started at age 40 and then every year thereafter
what is milky discharge
Leaking from your nipples that looks like milk
no. if you did then what
no lumps, no discharge
If you had this discharge then I would recommend checking a Prolactin level
this is a blood test
But, I would recommend starting with a mammogram
what is prolactin
Also, then I would do a Pelvic exam to check your ovaries with a possible additional ultrasound of the pelvic to check the ovaries.
Prolactin is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland behind your eyes that causes you to have a milky discharge (what allows a woman to breast feed, but sometimes this gland grows on its on and causes problems).
I just stated what prolactin is - did you read my previous statement
what type of problems
Are you reading what I wrote
Yes. What type of problems
and you complained of breast problems - so I was asking if you had milky discharge, you said no, so unlikely this is a prolactin problem
just a slight itch
But, you are complaining of breast problems and you have not had a mammogram so that is a bit concerning when the recommendation is to get a mammogram every year starting at age 40.
you also said tender, correct
not really. They were very tender last month before my period. I haven't had tender breast at all this month like usual before my period
how long have they been itching
slight itch just a couple of days it stopped
I had a slight spotting around the 1oth of August , sut then no period
My period starts on August 21 but it didn't and it is always on time
Well - it is very difficult to say exactly what is going on with your breasts - but here is what you should do.
1. You need a mammogram with a GOOD breast exam - because itching breast is just one sign of breast cancer such as Inflammatory breast cancer.
2. You need a good pelvic exam - to include a pelvic ultrasound to check your ovaries - as an ovarian problem such as a cyst can cause a breast problem.
3. I would check a few blood tests such as Prolactin, and a TSH thyroid test.
o.k. but my breast were itching on the outside. I thought clothing. what about implant bleeding
you never said you had an implant
if a women is pregnant they may spott before period comes. but period doesnt. i never had implants
please explain - you said you had regular periods?
i spotted for a day or two light pink. but period never came
This is most likely due to menopause.
Very unlikely due to a pregnancy
I think I stated that in my original statement when we started
o,k this comes suddenly like this
It CAN come on suddenly
Which can be a blessing for most women instead of it dragging on for 2 to 5 years
yes doctor. can i have children at 48
yes my mom said it was a blessing
Very unlikely given that you probably do not have any eggs left
i have a son 31
And, if you read about John Travolta wife, Kelley Preston - she had IVF most likely
IVF is when a doctor implants the embryo - so not a natural pregnancy
don't worry, I would be quite surprised if you were pregnant - it just does not happen
o.k thank you
The oldest I have ever seen any woman pregnant naturally is 44 - that is it
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what about the lady we read about 50 and 63
Don't believe everything you read
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