0

votes

Period issue None for years

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Hi. I've started to get worried regarding my period. Started aged 12. Irregular till 17. Then no period since, I'm 30 now. Recently I get fresh blood (tiny amounts that don't even get to pants, notice it when been to toilet) but I have been getting this for 1 day per week for a month.. Was Nvr bothered about Kids but my partner really does so we have talked it through and want to try. Dunno if my body is now completely ruined beyond help for this... Any thoughts?

71af3866ba45915e06061a627b40f31d

(235)

on October 04, 2012
at 12:15 AM

Just curious, what's the connection between iron levels and amenorrhea?

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on October 03, 2012
at 11:45 PM

A very low amount of body fat (low BMI) COULD be an explanation for lack of periods, but just a reminder not to make the assumption that if BMI is normal (not high) that PCOS isn't still a possibility. I had a very normal BMI until my late 20's but was severely insulin resistant and had very severe PCOS symptoms. Too many people think obesity is a pre-requisite to PCOS, but there are plenty of thin people with PCOS.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on October 01, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Can I ask a question out of genuine curiosity, with absolutely no ill will intended? You went 13 years with no period and you never looked into why?

8452f08da42f5ec99386c4ab5f9bdae2

(0)

on October 01, 2012
at 12:17 PM

Ummm not sure but am slightly overweight. I think I'll make appointment ASAP. Nvr had iron levels tested etc.

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on October 01, 2012
at 12:01 AM

Yes definitely needs to see a doctor and have hormones tested

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on September 30, 2012
at 08:35 PM

What is your BMI and your body fat % if you know it? Do you exercise excessively? Have you been to an endocrinologist about this? Have your iron levels been tested? Need more info!

  • 8452f08da42f5ec99386c4ab5f9bdae2

    asked by

    (0)
  • Views
    1.2K
  • Last Activity
    1281D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

3 Answers

3
6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on September 30, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Hon, you need to see a doctor ASAP. When was the last time you saw an Ob/Gyn? Check with your doctor, but they will probably want to refer you to an endocrinologist for sure, and possibly an RE if you want to have children. They can do amazing things these days. But see your doctor for sure.

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on October 01, 2012
at 12:01 AM

Yes definitely needs to see a doctor and have hormones tested

0
3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on October 03, 2012
at 11:42 PM

Nobody (certainly not me) can diagnose you over the internet and you DO need to see a doctor. There's a gel that they can put on your arm before taking blood that will numb you so the needle won't hurt AND good phlebotomists are quick and relatively painless.

That said, I don't think you need to be scared. More than likely (again, I can't diagnose) you have polycystic ovarian syndrome. This is a metabolic disorder involving insulin metabolism that is very common, and causes irregular periods or complete lack of periods (amennorrhea). But guess what "fixes it"? A good, healthy diet that corrects your metabolism like a Paleo diet. So the bleeding you're experience may be a good sign--showing that your nutrition is improving. But you won't know until you see a doctor.

It is imperative that you see a doctor. If you are even considering having a baby, you need to make sure you're in good health so you can have a healthy baby. Don't rely on lack of periods/irregularity as birth control, eating a healthy diet is how my youngest was conceived after 11 years of infertility including going through in vitro to conceive the first ;o).

I'm guessing your fears and dreads are a LOT worse than what's probably the reason for your absent periods and spotting. Seeing a doctor will put your mind at ease.

0
8452f08da42f5ec99386c4ab5f9bdae2

on October 03, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Tbh I was scared too. Plus über needle phobia so if they want blood. Not gonna happen !!

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!