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Six years without a period- menopause?

02/26/2008

Question:

It has been six years since I have had a period thought I went through menopause and was done. This week I got my period does that happen?

Answer:

It is abnormal to have a period after being in menopause for 6 years.  Some women with very early menopause ("premature ovarian failure" or menopause before age 41) occasionally start cycling again.  Check with your physician.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati