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Kittycat89

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Hi everyone. I’ve been on the pill for about 6 years. I am always regular with my periods but a few months ago I missed a period and nothing came of it, my doctor said it was fine. Then I got my period normally 2 months in a row. Now this month I don’t have it again, just some brown spotting. I’m terrified I have something seriously wrong down there. I’m sexually actively but I’m not pregnant. What could be going on? I’m thinking the worst. Is it ever normal to miss periods on the pill or in general
 

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Had a friend wjo used to always either miss hers or they would be very late. Late as in 3 weeks. She had all the tests they could do done and nothing was found wrong with her. With the exception of stress. But it can also happen for various other reasons too. Like the one mentioned in the post above.
 

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Hi Kitty, I am reviving this post because I am late on my period by 7 days now and I am rarely late. And no, no pregnancy here.
So I have similar questions also I was going to ask you, how old are you?
I am 45 and early menopause is in my family. So, according to my mom "wait for it, it's here" situation. Mom and grandma got into menopause at the age of 40. So I am expecting changes now or soon, but still can't help but get anxious.
As far as I am told, only excessive bleedings and often are a cause of concern when it comes to sinister but if you are not at that age you can say hormonal imbalances then it may be some thyroid issue or blood sugar that affects hormones. If it continues ask for an opinion.
 

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Hello! Did you get your period? My mom is your age and also has the same issues but the doctor did all the tests and said she’s fine, I hope your well
 

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Hi Kitty, I am reviving this post because I am late on my period by 7 days now and I am rarely late. And no, no pregnancy here.
So I have similar questions also I was going to ask you, how old are you?
I am 45 and early menopause is in my family. So, according to my mom "wait for it, it's here" situation. Mom and grandma got into menopause at the age of 40. So I am expecting changes now or soon, but still can't help but get anxious.
As far as I am told, only excessive bleedings and often are a cause of concern when it comes to sinister but if you are not at that age you can say hormonal imbalances then it may be some thyroid issue or blood sugar that affects hormones. If it continues ask for an opinion.
I thought excessive bleeding was a sign of menopause
 

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For anyone who is interested, I am 43 and it's actually quite common to start experiencing perimenopause symptoms even as early as 38. My periods before were always right on time like clockwork until 4 years ago. Now they are sometimes on time. Sometimes late. Sometimes I don't get one for a month and have one for three weeks the next month. Perimenopause can cause missed,, light,, and even heavy periods. Perimenopause usually lasts around 10 years. Fun right?Also, stress will cause women to miss periods. Sometimes, a missed period will mean heavy bleeding with the next period, sometimes not. Also, apparently, it is common for young women to miss periods. I never knew this until recently because, as I said, my menstruals were very predictable!
 

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Yeah I got my period but like 9-10 days late, for the first time in my life this late. Rarely had it late but like 6 days at most. Also sometimes I get a very light spotting (either bright red or light brown) 2 or so days after my period finishes. I had a red spotting on toilet paper only but it didn't continue. So that's why I am trying not to get worried much.
But I will go have these changes checked anyways also because my itchy sensation on vulva didn't get better. So I assume it's either a persistent yeast infection thingy or (hopefully not) something else.
I thought excessive bleeding was a sign of menopause
It can be either heavy bleeding or lighter than normal as a sign of perimenopause. But when excessive bleeding happens it's when drs want to keep an eye out because they don't want the uterine walls getting thicker. Just because of that I think.
 

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But I will go have these changes checked anyways also because my itchy sensation on vulva didn't get better.
Good idea. Also the excessive itchiness could be a yeast infection but also another wonderful symptom of perimenopause. I have excessive itchy skin as well. It's maddening, especially at night when I'm trying to sleep. o_O
 

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Oh yeah I thought it was strange, when trying to sleep it's worse. But did you have it checked? What did they say?
A dr saw mine and she thought it looked irritated down there, she said it could well be fungal infection and gave me some cream. Didn't do anything and the itchiness came back after a week or so. If I scratch it hurts a lot afterwards. So I try not to scratch the area.
 

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When I went to get checked, my gp told me she thought it could be hormonal what with all the other symptoms and she doesn't like to prescribe uneccesary meds so she advised me to get some over the counter Estroven. I'm on my 3rd day and it says it can take up to 4 weeks to start really getting the full effects of it. I will let you know how well it works!
 

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Isn’t it normal that a day or couple of days after the end of your period you will get a little bit of bleeding like a leftover? I call it residue and it usually happens to me.
 
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