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    46 years old and over 80 days late
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    An_260061 posted:
    Hi, friends. I feel kind of ridiculous asking this question, because I'm old and wise enough to know the answer that makes sense would be no way, but... I am 46 years old and my husband is 50, we had one child about 20 years ago and then experienced late-life infertility with unknown causes and gave up around 40, but got in the habit of tracking my cycle anyway. I had my period April 6, May 10, June 9, August 18, and not since then, and it's been around 82 days since the start of my last cycle?! I have a very active sex life and took two urine and one blood test and a test for thyroid (about a week and a half ago), all negative, but I have had some symptoms (fatigue, some nausea though not vomiting, peeing a lot in the night) and I have a history of bloating, but jeez, I am gaining weight and inches fast, even for a hungry girl like me.

    I know am of the age in the neighborhood of perimenopause, which I understand to have similar symptoms, so I am wondering two things: would it be worth it to ask my doctor for a sonogram to see what's going on in there definitively, or should I just roll with this and assume I am perimenopausal? And if there were some kind of miracle, would the child necessarily be unhealthy, because my hormone levels must be so low if they aren't showing up on the tests? Being pregnant after a negative blood test and at my age seems like a long shot, but this is just freaks me out. It felt weird enough to not conceive for zero reason, and now not menstruating for any reason seems weird, too.

    I will be calling the doctor again, but any insight will help me advocate for myself. Thank you.


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