... Hi All !
New here, this is my first post, just wanted to say hello to everyone and share my perimenopausal experience, in the hopes that someone will read it and not feel so alone.
I've been clicking around and reading all of your experiences and symptoms and find myself shaking my head and saying "yup that's me, I've had that same thing, uh-huh sounds like me alright !"
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... I had mid cycle spotting after sex several years back (I'm 51 now & in menopause). Doc checked me for uterine cancer...negative....did an ultrasound & found I had a uterine fibroid. Told they don't do anything unless it causes significant symptoms or grows alot. Dealt with that for many years & it eventually stopped happening as I got closer to menopause (doc said it would... (1 replies)
... I am freaking out now....day 15 and the spotting has turned into a full blown period ! The doctor says it's a mid cycle period and I did have the painful breasts, feeling bloated etc. Anyone else had a period last over 20 days? ... (26 replies)
... it's day 15 of my cycle, had no spotting on day 13 but sure did start on day 14. ... (26 replies)
... I am now going on 3 months without a period, only to start spotting again yesterday and today. Of course, this sends me into a panic, thinking I'm dying of some awful form of cancer. ... (33 replies)
... Hi! So glad to have found this board and am wondering if I'm starting down the road to menopause. Here are my symptoms: night sweats (although not every night), insomnia and anxiety in the early am hours (again, not every night), recent spotting mid cycle, acne progressively worse in past six months, increase in facial hair last six months, irritability, some heavy heart... (1 replies)
... You have alot of good questions, but I don't have the answers. I have been wondering the same things myself. I am 52 and started on the pill 7 months ago for very heavy periods. The pill helped that for several months, this month my period was very heavy again. I have only had minimal spotting mid-cycle once or twice while on the pill. The pill never helped any of my other... (2 replies)
... I went through the spotting and irregular bleeding as well, for several years. I was sure that it was due to perimenopause, but it turned out to be polyps. ... (10 replies)
... dometrial ablation due to the never ending periods, but now with them lengthening out in between and shortening of the actual period, I now want to focus on this perimenopause stuff. I want to avoid surgery if I am going through this naturally. ... (10 replies)
... Since you said as long as you can remember you have had mid cycle spotting 2 or 3 times a year your doctor is aware of it and also it has not been consistent as in every month for a year...so try to focus on that. ... (7 replies)
... Did you have some mid cycle discharge or spotting, or some of that at other times than at period time? ... (31 replies)
... a couple of times and thought maybe another period had started as the last one was so light but I didn't bleed any more that day. However, since then I have had spotting ranging from brown discharge to light bleeding every day, almost like the type of bleeding I get a couple of days before I get a full blown period . ... (1 replies)
... Yes it is very normal. I am 53 and first started noticing changes in my cycle when I was mid 40s, where it was coming at day 25 and only a couple days. Then in my late 40s still the same thing but then sometimes I would have some spotting in between. ... (7 replies)
... I have found a new ObGyn and on my first appointment I told her exactly what I posted above. As soon as I told her about the "spoiled smell" she was worried and continued on with the pap smear. She wanted to take extra samples of the cervical tissue and I agreed. After all the tests and her doing a cervical biopsy the results all agree that I have cervical cancer.:( The... (11 replies)
... roblem. Lately however I have been having problems with my periods and I do not know if this is normal. My periods have always been very regular. A thirty day cycle with a three day period. However for the last six months or so when my period is over I have spotting with a brownish blood and chunks of tissue? ... (11 replies)
... cycle and spotted for over two weeks. My Dr. suspected perimenopause but to be sure she had to rule out other things first. ... (10 replies)
... I was told I was possibly going into perimenopause by the clinic a few months ago, but I didn't think so. ... (2 replies)
... that was me too until I as around 45 or 46 and that is where you are now from your note. I did have some irregular cycles at that time where I had some brownish spotting and I have posted on that when I first came to this board a year or so ago. ... (4 replies)
... I have read through the perimenopause symptom thread. I have most the symptoms, which eased their way into my life 11 months after my c section. ... (7 replies)
... e the answer related to cancer and also if you are still ovulating. Hope this helps. I have this kind of bleeding too and also had it for months back in 2002. Perimenopause does so many things to our body. I'm taking practically all the vitamins and still have the irritability, etc. with peri. ... (5 replies)