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Old 02-24-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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No period since November, but spotting

Hi,

I am 51 and haven't had a "real" period since November 17th (before that, they were irregular - every couple of months or so). That period, like several before it, was really heavy for one day, then eased right up, and stopped about 3 days later. November 28th, I started bleeding again out of the blue, but only for about 2 hours and not heavy - more like heavy spotting. Fast forward to January 19th, when I started spotting again for about a week - no real period, not even enough for more than one tampon a day. Feb. 12th - again with the hour or two of light bleeding, then nothing until the 21st. Since then I have had very light spotting every day, but when I say light, it might be a matter of seeing it on the toilet paper, or putting in a tampon (just to be safe) and seeing just a bit of blood.

2 - 3 years ago, I had an ultrasound which showed an enlarged uterus, so I had a biopsy which was negative. At that time, I had gone a couple of months without a period, which my ob/gyn said was probably the reason for the thickened uterine wall.

I guess my question is, is this random spotting/no period pattern normal before menopause? Will I have to keep having biopsies if this continues? Both my mother and sister had hysterectomies in their 40's so I can't look at history.

Thanks for any input. Of course, my mind starts racing, especially since I am away from all of my doctors!

 
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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Me again...No spotting yesterday at all, so I'm thinking, okay, I'm done, when out of the blue, shopping today, I had this GUSH (and I was wearing a super plus tampon!). Let's just say it's a good thing I had on dark pants, was with my mom, and was in the car going home. It was awful, and now I sit here thinking about the "what ifs" (what if I were somewhere else, what if I had been in a store, at a party....).

And now, it seems like it has stopped again. HELP!

 
Old 03-01-2009, 01:18 AM   #3
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Re: No period since November, but spotting

Hi, I'm sorry this is happening to you.

I would make an appointment with my Ob/Gyn as soon as possible.

I know from talking to my mom and my Dr that perimenopause can do crazy things to us; spotting, no period, heavy period from he**, skipping a month or several months, light periods, etc. However get checked out. It will help if you can talk to your Dr.

Good luck.

Chantal

 
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