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Is it common to miss a period at age 43?

By July 25, 2016 - 8:37pm
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I've missed a period this month. Kind of freaked out & took 10 hpt, so really don't think that's the cause. Just concerned as to what is going on & if it's normal.

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Just wanted to update.... I was exactly 4 weeks late for my period & it finally came again. I was completely freaked out b/c at 43 years old, I had NEVER missed a period except when I was pregnant. I guess it is just hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I'm getting older :). Anyway- I really appreciate your knowledge at a time when I was panicking. :)

August 8, 2016 - 8:17pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to 1972mom)

Hi again!

Good to know it's here!

Welcome to your 40s!


August 9, 2016 - 7:16am

Thank you. I'm just stressing out because I've never missed a period except when pregnant, but in the past, my hpt would have shown up positive by now & usually I would have preg symptoms by now. I took another test yesterday, July 26, still negative. So now I've taken 11. Hoping this is just caused by being 43!

July 27, 2016 - 4:36pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi 1972mom

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHER with your question!

10 negative pregnancy tests are probably enough to reassure you that you're not pregnant!

Peri-menopause can start as early as mid 30s to the 50s. One of the first signs is a cycle that is becoming more irregular so this may be what's going on with you.

You can read all about peri-menopause here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/perimenopause

If you skip next months too, however, talk to your doctor about other possibilities as to why this is happening.


July 26, 2016 - 5:47am

And yes... All 10 tests were negative.

July 25, 2016 - 8:40pm
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