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i am 42 i didnt have a menstrual period for 6 months now i have had 2 in 1 month and bleeding again

By Anonymous September 1, 2015 - 3:29pm
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do i need a pap test...had 1 two yrs ago

September 1, 2015 - 6:26pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to romeo)

I don't know if you need a pap test - that is to test for cervical health including the HPV virus and STD's. If you feel you need a test then contact your doctor.

September 1, 2015 - 6:45pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

At 42, you may be entering perimenopause whereby the menstrual cycle can become erratic.

Our cycles are determined by our hormones so I think it's a good idea to talk to your doctor to have some blood tests and/or a physical exam to see what is going on.


September 1, 2015 - 5:34pm
(reply to Susan Cody)

my doc told me that i have to wait till i havent had a period for a yr to do test for menopause..

September 1, 2015 - 6:23pm
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