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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 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
EmpowHER Guest

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:



February 16, 2015 - 5:02pm
EmpowHER Guest

I just turned 44 Dec 7 I missed my November s period and its dec12and still no Dec period although I still have the cramps n hot flashes still no period.this happened once before .so I'm hoping its just post menopause .that's causing my irregular period.

December 12, 2014 - 2:43pm
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Hi, I am 44 and missed my first period. I have been having night sweats for over 1 year and periods have been irregular, heavy and light. I also get very bloated. My back has been painful recently but I still feel as though I am about to start my period. I know I am not pregnant as that would be another miracle.

Is this normal.....

September 24, 2012 - 2:02pm
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Hello, I'm 48 about to be 49 this Dec! I had my tubes tied 22 yrs ago after having my daughter. I am sexually active and has missed my first period and I have been experiencing some hot flashes for the past 8 months! Tho I can say at one time during those months, there was a time that I didn't experience any flashes. But they are back now. I'm just wondering what could possibly be going on! I'm sure there is no possibility of me being pregnant right???

July 21, 2012 - 11:35am
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Thanks for all the above comments. I'm 44 now and long for a baby with my new husdand of 2 years but still nothing. I have just missed a period and going on 20 days late. I'm not going to do a preggie test as I know that its a false alarm and that I could be peri-menoausal as this happened before. Ive done the LH Tests and although last month smilie face came up Ive had nothing this month...expected now I suppose.. and need to acept that unfortunately my body is slowly changing.

April 25, 2012 - 5:05am
EmpowHER Guest

I'm 44 yrs old and I got my sections removed from my tubes. I started having the heat flashes and night sweats for the past month. I missed 2 months of my period, I cant be pregnant can I?

January 6, 2012 - 8:46am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I posted here some time ago. I'm 45 and in November I gave birth to a baby girl. It was quite a shock but I love being a new mom again.

January 6, 2012 - 9:20am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Wow, Anon!

What an update! Congrats on your new baby and I'm so glad you're happy at how things turned out for you!



January 6, 2012 - 10:31am
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