Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Still Getting Periods At Age 56
I still am getting periods (although not regular).  I will be 56 years old in November.  Doc did FSH tests, determined I was post-menopausal.  The periods, though, are true periods.  Breast tenderness, bloating, increased appetite, cramps, etc., run five days, normal flow.  Now she wants me to get a vaginal ultrasound to make sure uterine lining is not thick, etc...Now I worried that I have cancer!!  Other people say don't worry about it, you'll stay younger looking longer!  Am looking for opinions and/or to hear from women who've gone through the same thing.  Thank you.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
134578 tn?1463413330
Your doctor should not tell you a term like "post-menopausal" if you are having periods, that is totally an inappropriate things to say since the medical definition of menopause is having a year with no period.  If she is saying your FSH levels are similar to someone who is post-menopausal, that is all very interesting, but you are not post-menopausal if you are still having periods!  Was your estrogen level normal for a pre- or peri-menopausal woman, and was your progesterone level also normal?  I hope she did not just test FSH.
Comment
Cancel
134578 tn?1463413330
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
The normal age range for the occurrence of menopause is somewhere between the age of 45 and 55. So even if you are 56 and having the periods, it is better to get an evaluation done. Menopause depends on genetics also, so if your mother had it at a later age, then chances are there that you will have it at a later age.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

Comment
Cancel
563773 tn?1374250139
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
1386765 tn?1451167937
Blank
pb95 commented on mhv's status
24 mins ago
1386765 tn?1451167937
Blank
pb95 excited for Belle313 and th... Comment
41 mins ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on Des_a_rae's status
43 mins ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
Mississauga, ON
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
United Kingdom
Avatar universal
Blank
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
Women's Health Community Resources