Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Period after a year
    avatar
    swimming_sue posted:
    I am 51 years old. I have not had a period in a year. I started my period today. I was hoping I was done with this.
    Reply
     
    avatar
    georgiagail responded:
    Generally when someone your age has not had a menstrual period for a year or so they are said to have entered menopause.

    If bleeding starts again this may not be due to menstruation. There can be other medical reasons for vaginal bleeding; the most common ones are benign growths in the uterus that can cause bleeding if they expand into blood vessels on the surface of the uterus. Other, more serious tumor issues can also cause this bleeding.

    The issue is that while there is a tendency to assume that ALL bleeding is due to a period, the fact is there can be other causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding and these would need to be looked into medically.

    Gail


    Helpful Tips

    Be the first to post a Tip!

    Expert Blog

    Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

    From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.