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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 September 4, 2008 - 12:40pm
 
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I have been pretty regular through out my life with 5 day cycles. I was a late bloomer some could say. When I had my thyroid removed when I was 38. After that my cycles have been all over some times a week late and some times a week early. About a year and 1/2 ago I was about 2 weeks late. I now am 6 days with day 4-5 being almost nothing and day 6 almost as if it were day 2 full blown. My last period was in April and I still have not gotten my period. I had a pregnancy test about a week ago and it was negative. I was also told I had a cyst and that is why I'm heavier flow now. I do go back to the doctor on Tuesday but its not the OBGYN.
what could this all be?

June 4, 2017 - 5:38pm
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Anonymous

I'm 43 and on birth control. I haven't had sex so can't be preggers but I missed my period. Is this normal when on the pill?

May 31, 2017 - 7:57pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

This isn't common while on the Pill IF you normally bleed every month (some women on the Pill skip months) - see what happens next month.
Best,
Susan

June 1, 2017 - 2:34pm
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Anonymous

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
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
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
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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