Can you have a period after not having one for about 18 months? In the last 18 months I have only had a spotting a few times nothing that I would call a regular period. Has this ever happened to anyone during menopause? Please let me know, I am really concerned. Thank you!
Yes, it is about the same amount of time with no period for me. I have had spotting off and on also and it is almost the same time of month that the spotting appears. I also have some increased discharge around 14 days before. I believe that our hormones are still cycling for some years after we have our last period. We just don't have enough lining to the uterus to have a period. Let us know what you find out.
Thank you for your response, I am going to make an appointment with my doctor tomorrow. I've never had any problems and this has me very worried.
I really wouldn't worry about this. You can see your doctor but I find it pretty normal these days to not have a period for a long time and then suddenly get one. You probably had some hormone surge and found enough to shed a uterine lining. If you go for your pap smears on a regular basis and everything is okay, I really wouldn't worry about this. You can still be in menopause and have a period once in a while. There is a myth that when you stop your periods for at least 12 months, you are in menopause and yes you are, but you can still get a periold here and there. So things have changed quite a bit and I don't even think doctors can keep up with. To me, menopause is post menopause cause you're done, finally and perimenopause is really menopause.