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    365 days without a period
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    Debbe16 posted:
    The definition of menopause is 365 days without a period, correct?
    Do you start the count from the 1st day of your last period? My last period started 5/25/2010, does that mean as of tomorrow i have reached my 365?
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear Debbe,
    I must confess we're usually not that literal-most folks do count from the last day of your period-but I hope by now you're almost there-
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane
     
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    cilla1960 replied to Mary Jane Minkin, MD's response:
    I didn't have a period for a year and guess what it returned May 9th 2011. I bled for a week a normal flow. I thought i reached that plateau, but apparently i didn't. My endocronologist confirmed with my FSH 51.9 and my gyn didn't want to give me another depo shot because he said i didn't need because I won't get pregnant. so what gives?

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    IrwinsLady replied to cilla1960's response:
    why did you see and endocronologist


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