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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

By marybeth September 4, 2008 - 12:40pm
 
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well i am 46 old and never missed my period except during my 2 healthy pregnancies.
but i am over 2 weeks and preg-test negative.
i have no pre-menopause symptoms at all.
i do not know what to expect.
though i am making appointment with GP tomorrow.and may b ablr to comment more

May 2, 2016 - 12:59pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

I am also 46 and now my cycle has gone from 28 days to 21 days - horrible! We're at the age of perimenopause and some women get longer cycles and others like me, a lot shorter.

Bear in mind you may still be fertile so always take precautions if Baby #3 isn't on the agenda!

Let us know how your appointment goes.

Best,
Susan

May 2, 2016 - 1:15pm
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Anonymous

Hi im 44 years old periods have always been irregular waiting for my period to come around couple weeks late but feel horribly bloating cramping past ovarian cyst ruptured and a faint discharge not sure what is going on. periods have been steady threw out the year dont think i am pregnant i have one teenage son which i conceived with fertility pills.

November 13, 2015 - 9:41am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Pregnancy is very unlikely but you never know - take a test to rule it out.

You're at the age where peri-menopause is creeping in - this can cause irregular periods and sometimes feeling unwell in terms of your reproductive organs and your menstrual cycle.

Take a test and if it's negative, see what the next month brings.
Best,
Susan

November 13, 2015 - 4:13pm
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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 - 4:52pm
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
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