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Need info on menopause- almost 51 have no symptoms

Posted by mangomoon (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 11, 09 at 17:18

I have read many articles that state that most women are done with their periods by age 51. I will be 51 in a few months and I still have periods at and around the same time each month, sometimes a very light 2nd period, which I have read is just dried left over blood. Frankly, I am tired of menstruating and anxiously awaiting for it to come to a complete halt. I have no symptoms, no hot flashes or any of the things that most women complain about, so how can I determine when I will be done with or entering menopause?

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RE: Need info on menopause- almost 51 have no symptoms

You'll just have to wait and see. Some women start it later. When did your mother go through it? I quit having periods around age 54. Some women go through menopause without many problems. Maybe you'll just be one of the lucky ones!
Your second light period might actually be a period. When women start through perimenopause, their periods usually shorten up. Mine went from every 28 days to about 21.

RE: Need info on menopause- almost 51 have no symptoms

My mother started her period near 16 yrs of age and came into early menopause in her mid to late 40's. When she was 35 she had a child (my brother) w/ Downs Syndrome. Something about her was never right I thought, especially the extreme late period. I started at 11 1/2 yrs old. I never really suffered much and my periods were no more than 2 days long at the most and on the light side, but a couple of years ago, they began to become heavier and less than the 28 days. It is rare that I go a month without 2 and I am always in fear that it will 'surprise' me and go right through my clothes.

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