ask: I'm 44 years old and I've missed my first period ever, my husband had a vasectomy 15 years ago, I have not been with anyone else

 
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I am 46 years old. We had our second child when I was just shy of 44 and she breastfed until this last March. My periods resumed four months after her birth, even with demand breastfeeding and ranged from21-35 days apart. My last period began May 28 and was normal. We went on vacation in early June and we do not use any form of birth control. Shortly after returning, I stared having horrible hot flashes, light-headed ness, nausea and fatigue. I assumed it was just jet lag and recovering from a busy trip with two demanding kids. It's now been 63 days since my last period. My BBT has been rather low and I just experienced two weeks of what I assumed was fertile cervical fluid until a friend asked if I might be pregnant. I don't have any symptoms now but am still wondering if I did conceive and am pregnant even though my temps are low. I know at my age I am certainly peri menopausal but have never gone this long without a cycle, so I am a little worried we might have another little one on the way! I haven't taken a test yet because I don't want to make a fool of myself! Any thoughts?..

July 30, 2015 - 4:52pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

A pregnancy test is done in the privacy of your own home - they are as accurate as a urine test at the doctors office - who would think you a fool?

Take a test so you will know, it would certainly be accurate by now.

Susan

July 31, 2015 - 5:50am
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Anonymous

I am 46 years old. We had our second child when I was just shy of 44 and she breastfed until this last March. My periods resumed four months after her birth, even with demand breastfeeding and ranged from21-35 days apart. My last period began May 28 and was normal. We went on vacation in early June and we do not use any form of birth control. Shortly after returning, I stared having horrible hot flashes, light-headed ness, nausea and fatigue. I assumed it was just jet lag and recovering from a busy trip with two demanding kids. It's now been 63 days since my last period. My BBT has been rather low and I just experienced two weeks of what I assumed was fertile cervical fluid until a friend asked if I might be pregnant. I don't have any symptoms now but am still wondering if I did conceive and am pregnant even though my temps are low. I know at my age I am certainly peri menopausal but have never gone this long without a cycle, so I am a little worried we might have another little one on the way! I haven't taken a test yet because I don't want to make a fool of myself! Any thoughts?..

July 30, 2015 - 4:51pm
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Anonymous

44 in dec light spotting jan light spotting and now feb nothing march nothing. Many medical issues RA and other pain issuse have 4 yearold son breast feeding still so no birth control . But always gotperiod ill mow no other type of preggo signs after 3 kids i know by 3rd day im pregnant. Whatsup with me???

March 29, 2015 - 8:33pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

While menopause generally starts in the early to mid 50s, you may be entering peri-menopause. 

You can read all about perimenopause here:

http://www.empowher.com/condition/perimenopause

It might be a good idea to take a pregnancy test to rule that out. Pregnancy at 44 isn't that unusual. 

Best,

Susan

March 30, 2015 - 4:44pm
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Anonymous

i'm turing 44 this yr. & just skipped jan. ,now bleeding mostly heavily 13 days now-began lightly, slowed for a bit yesterday then resumed as if i were on day 2 or 3 of my formerly normal set...not cramping much so idk what it could be except going into menopause cuz of occasional hot flashes/night sweats.

March 10, 2015 - 11:40am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

While menopause generally starts in the early to mid 50s, you may be entering peri-menopause. 

You can read all about perimenopause here:

http://www.empowher.com/condition/perimenopause

Best,

Susan

March 10, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Anonymous

I am 44 years old. I've missed my period since December. it is now February. I went to the doctor and took a pregnancy test (urine)and it came up negative. But my breast are tender, I've gained some weight, and I am incredibly tired. I mean sleepy al the time. Can anyone give me some information or point me in the right direction to find out what is going on...thank you

February 27, 2015 - 6:21am
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Anonymous

I am 43 missed my period this month ..
I had a tubal ligation 18 years ago and laproscopy done last year. Took a pregnancy test at 15 days late and it came up negstive. Have been experiencing night sweats...
Is this the begining of menopause.

February 16, 2015 - 4:55pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

It could be very early menopause but more likely to be peri menopause - read more here:

http://www.empowher.com/condition/perimenopause

Best,

Susan

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