april 2012 went to health dept had exam no pap because thy give pap every 3 years now was on apri birth pill with esthinyl my reg doctor said stop taken them because of my age 49 in may 2012 no period he said maybe change now nov2012 spotting when i wipe before i pee and after 3 days now i am scared it is cancer no ins.
It's very common for someone your age to have irregular cycles and periods. This can run the gamut - from missing periods months on end to having more frequent ones. Bleeding can range from less flow to very heavy. Anything goes during perimenopause. The birth control pills were forcing you to have a monthly bleed. Now your body is adjusting to its own hormones and probably transitioning toward menopause.
You aren't actually menopausal until you've gone a full year without a period. Gynecological cancers are actually pretty rare so no need to get all worked up. Some women have posted here that they started bleeding even AFTER their full year without a period but in most cases, testing showed that it ended up being nothing of concern - usually just a "burst" of hormones from the ovaries (or maybe even too much estrogenic foods).
If you're sexually active, you'll want to be sure you're using some form of birth control. Until you're in menopause, there is the chance of pregnancy.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.