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I am 55 years old, stopped menstruating about 3 years ago,

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I am 55 years...

I am 55 years old, stopped menstruating about 3 years ago, have been taking estrogen and progesterone for 2 years, have had 2 light periods within the last month, why?

Doctor's Assistant: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?

I feel like I have PMS, very small cramps, I always had regular periods until I stopped menstruating 3 years ago or so

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OB GYN Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 9 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 9 months ago

Do you have any other medical problems?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 9 months ago

There are many possible causes. Some are concerning, some not.

Hormonal imbalance.

New onset of thyroid disease, adrenal disease, ovarian tumor, uterine lesion, liver disease or kidney disease.

Stress, weight loss or weight gain.

Obviously, this requires an exam from your OB doctor, pap smear and ultrasound.

It might be nothing, but you must have the exam.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

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