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im 49 and havent had a period in 2 months and did xeperience some hot flushes?
im 49 and have not had a period for 2 mnths and did have a few hot flushes which have stopped at the moment.i know im at that peri menopause stage but will my periods return or have they gone for good.i was always so regular and now aint seen them for two months....wats next for me?
Posted 3 years ago in Other by karmen60

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Anonymous
Just because you have missed it for a couple months may not mean it is over for good. You are on that threshold that many women at your age will have. Some will have this menopause as early as 40 others not until early 50's. If I was a women and to save myself the embarrassment carry a pad or two with you just in case. They have that unexpected thing about them.
Anonymous
More than likely you will have a few sporadic periods for the next year or so...this is the time that you really need to see your doctor. They will do a blood test to see what your hormone levels are and this will let them and yourself know how far into menopause that you are. Keeping and eye on your levels will help them to keep you from experiencing some of the more severe symptoms that some women experience..it is also very important now that you increase you calcium intake as bones become more brittle as we enter menopause...really see your doctor this can be a hard time for a woman...Hot flashes, mood swings, depression, fatigue all symptoms that you may experience and the doc can help you get thru this...
Anonymous
My wife began the peri-menopause stage when she was a few years younger that you are. Her periods were irregular for quite a while before they stopped altogether. Sometimes they would be very heavy when they did come, but not usually. The peri-menopause stage can last from 6 months to 4 years, and sometimes even more, depending on which source you go with. But for most, it doesn't have to be unpleasant, and there are safe, natural means of alleviating discomforts. My wife took an herb in capsule form the one or two times she did experience extremely heavy, long-lasting periods. It has several names: vitex, agnus castus, chasteberry, and more. I wouldn't recommend taking it preventatively, nor for longer than needed. It also should not be taken when pregnant. I found a few more herbs mentioned for perimenopause discomforts in a health forum I like. I've included the links below. We don't have any personal experience with these, but like so many things, it's important to inform yourself, decide what you want to try, and see how it works for you.
Anonymous
i think so according to your age your periods have stopped...For good
Anonymous
Hi,Good you know the problem. Pl. find here some details about Menopause. Menstruation is a process during which women normally shed the lining of the uterus at regular intervals under the influence of the female sex hormone, oestrogen. At about the age of 45 to 50 the ovaries stop making oestrogen and the withdrawal of the hormone results in stoppage of the monthly menstrual periods. This is called menopause and it happens naturally to all women sooner or later but may also be induced if the ovaries are removed or stop functioning for any other reason.Oestrogen along with another female sex hormone, progesterone plays an important role in developing the female body and its functions, most notably pregnancy. Development of breasts, broadening of hips and functions of the vagina, uterus and other female organs depend on oestrogen. With progesterone, it maintains the cyclical periods and prepares the uterus for pregnancy.Other beneficial effects include maintaining bone growth and protecting the heart by increasing the good cholesterol (HDL) and lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL). This is why women are less prone to heart attacks before menopause. This protective effect is lost after menopause. The symptoms of menopauseThe majority of women will observe some symptoms during menopause, but the intensity of these varies in different women. Irregular bleeding - Menstrual periods have three normal patterns of stopping: they may suddenly stop, they may come on time, but keep reducing in the quantity of flow till they finally stop or they may keep getting delayed till they finally stop. Heavy or frequent periods are NOT normal. Hot flushes - This is the most prominent symptom. There is a sudden sensation of heat that spreads to various parts of the body, particularly the face. Flushing and sweating may occur. These flashes of warmth last a few seconds or minutes. These are more common in the first few years after menopause but may continue for many more years. If they occur very frequently, they can be the cause of social embarrassment. These flashes may be brought on in hot and humid weather, by drinking caffeine or alcohol or eating spicy foods. Vaginal thinning and dryness - Due to oestrogen withdrawal, the vagina becomes thinner and dry. This makes sexual intercourse painful. There may be associated itching and irritation. Regular sexual intercourse may help keep the vagina moist and toned. Mood changes - Women become irritable and anxious around menopause. There may be loss of memory and concentration and lack of energy. Depression may also be present. These symptoms may not be a direct effect of oestrogen withdrawal, but may be compounded by career pressures, sexual inadequacies and loss of fertility and body image. Sexuality - Several factors adversely effect the libido or sex drive. Besides the mechanical factor of vaginal dryness that makes intercourse painful, mood fluctuations and lack of energy all contribute to a poor sex drive. Osteoporosis - Bones become thin, weak and are more likely to break. This happens because the oestrogen that helps reduce bone absorption is no longer available. Osteoporosis is more likely in Asian women, and those that are slim built. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing osteoporosis. Heart disease - Women lose the protective effect of oestrogen in preventing heart disease after menopause. They then become susceptible to heart attack as much as men. This risk is increased if the woman is obese, has high blood pressure or diabetes, smokes cigarettes and does not do any physical activity regularly. The things we can doMenopause happens to all women and cannot be prevented. The bad effects can be minimized by hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In this, oestrogen along with progesterone is given around the time of menopause. These reduce the symptoms of menopause, prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of heart attack. However, HRT is not without its risks, which may include cancer of the breast or the uterus. The risks and benefits of HRT must be fully discussed with the doctor before starting treatment.
Anonymous
lol you are OLD!!!!!


What is Menopause

Menopause is the time when the menstrual period ceases and the ovaries permanently stop releasing eggs. Menopause is considered complete when a woman has been without her period for a full year. Although menopause can occur anytime between ages 40 to 58, the average age is 51 years old.



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