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Bleeding after 3 years of no periods

By Anonymous November 30, 2009 - 5:26pm
 
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I have not had a period for 3 years so I am post-menopausal. Suddenly November 2nd I had a bleeding that lasted for 8 days. Started with bloody streaks and progressed to dark bleeding that was as heavy as a normal period. I had an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound that showed 2 cysts on my left ovary and an abnormal thickening of the lining in the uterus. The bleeding has started again as of November 29th. I am waiting for an appointment with an OB/GYN. I am thinking I have something pretty serious going on. My doctor doesn't seem to think this is anything to worry about but after losing my Stepdad in July/09 and my Dad was given 3 months to live as of October ... both due to cancer ... I can't help but wonder. Does anyone have some insight into my issues?

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Anonymous

I had a very dark bleed today. More brown than red. I haven’t had a period for 4 years. Should I be concerned?

October 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.
Don't be concerned yet but you do need to see your doctor about this. Any bleeding after menopause must be evaluated.
Best,
Susan

October 25, 2017 - 1:49pm
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Anonymous

hi i am also concerned about me not having my period for a year now , last year i have delivered a healthy baby boy ( APRIL 07, 2016 )and then a week after my delivery i have been injected with the injectable though my parents doesn't allow the hospital they still force us , me having that injectable because they are not going to allow us to go home so my mother agreed , after having that injectable i've had period for 3 months or 4 and nothing follows .. i get really concerned about it since the longer i didnt have my period the bigger my body grows .. and then this year last AUG. 11 , 2017 i have spotting up until now AUG. 14 i am just concerned because its only spots not normal period like i was expecting it to be pls help .. is this something that i need to be concerned ?

August 13, 2017 - 9:57pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Yes, and you need to speak with your physician about this.

Maryann

August 14, 2017 - 9:23am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Well, hello Maryann. I'm 15 and i was wondering if I'm over weight and just loss 10 pounds if after 3 years of not having a period to just get back on randomly. And last time i went to a doctor i found out i have PCOS. Does this have anything to do with my 3 yr period stop??

August 17, 2017 - 5:10am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

The best person to answer your question is your physician.

Infrequent, irregular or prolonged menstrual cycles are the most common sign of PCOS. For example, you might have fewer than nine periods a year, more than 35 days between periods and abnormally heavy periods.

Being a healthier weight could also have caused your period to start again.

Regards,
Maryann

August 17, 2017 - 9:01am
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Anonymous

Hello,what after 15 years and at 60 you start bleeding and having chronic abdominal pain for 3 years and losing weight ...what scared me when I was bleeding heavy for a few hours and stopped it there a concern .. Roberta

June 7, 2017 - 6:32am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Roberta,

This is something to be very concerned about. Please call your gynecologist today.

Regards,
Maryann

June 7, 2017 - 9:21am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you so much Maryann, you give me a lot of confidence. ..
My doctor said he would send me to a gynecologist, said it was an emergency and almost two weeks now and I have not heard anything.

June 14, 2017 - 8:37am

I'm 15 yrs old and I haven't had my period for 4 yrs ...please help

May 21, 2017 - 3:06pm
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