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Hello and I would be happy to help. Here is what I know:1. You are 49 years of age2. You stopped getting your period about 4 years ago3. You are wondering if you can start having periods againIs that correct?Dr. Tim
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First, I am sorry about your confusion and I certainly think that this is going to help. Consider these thoughts:1. You are born with all of the eggs that you will ever have2. Every month during your reproductive years, you recruit eggs that help with the cycle3. At some, you run out of eggs and your cycles stop4. Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months, and the average age that this occurs is about 515. Some women go through menopause earlier, and this is not completely unusualSo, it appears that you technically went through menopause at age 44. When this occurs, periods stop because there is no estrogen to grow the lining of the uterus. This can be confirmed with blood tests that measure FSH levels and estrogen levels (estradiol).Is there a reason that you want a period back?Dr. Tim