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Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advancing age. It normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, when the body begins to slow and stop the production of eggs, estrogen and progesterone production decreases, and menstruation diminishes, eventually stopping altogether.

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Almost 56 years old and still no Menopause!

Hi Everyone,
I am 55 and a half years old, and still in perimenopause, getting those annoying irregular periods. I missed 2 months, and I was happy thinking I may be on my way to menopause. But, 10 days ago I got it again, and I still have it! ( ten days of bleeding).
I went to the Drs. and he did an Endometrial Biopsy, and put me on 10 mg. of medroxyprogesterone for ten days only. I will start taking the meds tonight. He thinks that the bleeding is likely attributed to the "irregular periods" that come with Perimenopause. But, he has to rule out cancer.
I am concerned about taking this HRT, and especially concerned about the biopsy results. I have had papsmears, some cervical biopsies, and col poscopies, every 6 months for the past 2 years due to abnormal pap results. So, I have been watched for Cervical Cancer, but not for Uterus Cancer. If there was a problem with my Uterus, wouldn't something have shown up from all those Cervical Tests?????

Any thoughts anyone?
Thanks for any responses!
Best,
Jaycee

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My OB-GYn performed an outpatient "hysteroscopy with D & C which checks for uterine cancer.
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I turned 56 last June and that is when I had my last period, so it has not been quite a year yet. I have those abnormal PAPS too. I have had the colpos and the endometrial biopsies. My GYN can't figure why my PAPS are always abnormal but she thinks it is because I have a prolapsed uterus. When she does the PAP she is picking up cells from the vagina. I have been going through the same thing you have and for many years. See my new post under "have a question". I think you are probably fine.
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