Hello everyone. This is my first time posting as well as my first time on the site. Ok, I will get to the point. I'm a 47 yr old female and I have not had a period in six months. Recently (about three weeks ago) I started, what I thought was the beginning of my period--but it wasn't. When I go to the bathroom to urinate and wipe, I see a light red/pinkish blood. It's not a lot...and its started off only when I pee. (Also, its not ongoing sometimes there's nothing there). Then about a two weeks ago, I have been discharging a dark somewhat gritty blood (again, its not even enough to wear a pad..I will put on a pantyliner) and the smell is gross! Can someone please tell me what the heck is going on????? I also think that I'm going through menapause because for the past year or so I suffer from hot/cold, irritable, mood swings. Does the lack of having a period for the last six months as well as the color, etc play a part?
Side note: My mom stopped her period at the age of 35 with no symptoms of menapause (no, hot/cold, mood swings...nothing).
PLEASE HELP ME TRY TO FIGURE THIS OUT.