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An_244587 posted:
I am 43 years old and my period hasn't happened in 6 months and before that it was six months. At the end of 2009 I noticed that my period was irregular. Sometimes I would get it every two weeks and I was worried about it because it happened for 3 months and than nothing. I used to get sore breasts every month and i get nothing. I am going to see my gynocologist to get a check up but I was worried about cervical or ovarian cancer because I am a worry wart. I'm so young so I didn' t think I should be going through menapaus. I had a recent blood test and my hormone levels were fine and didn't indicate that I was going through menapause. Can you offer anything other than the typical response... go see your doctor?
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someonewhocares3 responded:
Thyroid, pituitary, or adrenal problems can sometimes cause menstrual cycle irregularities, thyroid being the more likely of the three. Then again, you could just be going through perimenopause which can start as long as 10 years prior to menopause. Did other women in your family start going through these changes early? That's oftentimes a good barometer. I don't think your symptoms are typical of cervical or ovarian cancer so there's probably no need to worry about that.

Hope you get some answers.


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