Is It Normal To Skip A Period For A Month?

I’m 36 years old and have had two C-sections. In the last three years I have experienced a heavy period or not had one at all for a couple of months. Is this normal?

It is probably not normal, but there are so many possible variables that there is no way for me to know.

Your question raises many more questions about factors that may influence menstruation, such as: When was your last childbirth and were your periods regular prior to it? Do you have any other symptoms? Could you have been pregnant in the last three years? Do you smoke? (Smoking can bring on early menopause.) Have you been treated for cancer or other serious diseases?

But the most important question of all is: Have you talked with your gynecologist about this? If you haven’t — or worse yet, if you haven’t even seen an OB/GYN in three years — the time is long overdue.

Please make an appointment today. When you call the doctor’s office, be sure to relate exactly what your symptoms have been and how long you’ve had them. That should ensure that you receive prompt attention, rather than a routine appointment, which could take a month or longer.

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