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How to understand Premenopause and Menopause Symptoms should I be worried and scared
Mswallyturnbuckle posted:
Hi I need to know is it normal to have a period stop for 3 months from May until the beggining of August 2012 me having
no menstral, and then all of a sudden it started on August 20th, and it looked like it was tapering off and there was a some brown spotting, and now here we are into September 3, and I had gotten my period again which it never really stopped from August 20th, and now I have it in full blast, and here I am me thinking it was over and it has never really stopped from August 20th, I am going to be 50 years of age this Feb and I am starting to get a little worried about this, is this all part of the Premenopausal, to Menopausal stages, should I be concernced and worried about this. I am also taking vitamins, I'm taking Centrum Silver 50+ because I heard while you are going through premenopause, or menopause, it is important that we take vitamins B,C,D,E and this vitamin has everything in it. I am very worried, and very scared. I hope someone can answer me and help me understand this better
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Anon_6061 responded:
Since you went without a period for 3 months, your body is likely just expelling the lining that had built up during that time. This isn't unusual for a woman your age. The menstrual cycle and bleeding can be quite erratic during the perimenopausal years. This transition can last a number of years. However, being 50, menopause probably isn't too far off. Hang in there!
MKissFL responded:
Yes, periods can start and stop erratically. But don't take my word for it, since this can also happen with other female events (like ovarian cysts). Have a doctor examine you and give you a professional look over.

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