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Posted on Wed, 3 Oct 2018
Question: please help me I am so scared. I have always had normal 5 day periods but I haven't had a normal period for 3 months now. This is worrying me as I am trying to conceive. January to May regular 25 to 27 days cycles  XXXXXXX 9 days very light spotting, stopped for 3 days then had a 5 day period (31 day cycle) July 2 days spotting then period for 5 days (26 day cycle) August 3 days spotting, then 7 day period and 2 days spotting straight after end of period. I then stopped for 4 days then had a 5 day period though only light (2 sanitary towels a day) (31 day cycle) Then 2 days ago started spotting, maybe period due as had breast tenderness that is ok now, but have a heavy tummy and mild aching with severe back ache cancer worries me as mum had ovarian and nana has womb. If it was cancer would I bleed all the time
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Answered by Dr. Dr. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Please confirm your age...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I see you posted 42 as your age and male as your gender. Probably it's a mistake. But I wish for a confirmation about the age.

Assuming your age is correct and you are 42, it is common to find period disturbances at this age group. It's the effects of fluctuating hormones. Furthermore chances of conceiving naturally at this age are slightly lower and there are high chances of miscarriages. So if you have a strong wish to conceive you should consider taking help of infertility experts. A series of hormone analysis along with follicular study scans are entailed.

As far as cancer is concerned ovarian and uterine cancers are relatively rare at this age. It's more common after 60 years. Cervical cancers can occur at this age, but you will see pain and bleeding with intercourse if it's a cancer.

In a nutshell, it is less likely to be cancer. Hormone fluctuation is most likely.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. (24 minutes later)
I am female 42 sorry
I have always had good regular cycles but now this has happened can it go back to normal?
I am overweight so can't have any fertility treatments.
The doctor has put me on Metformin as I have recently been diagnosed as type 2 diabetic.
Will this help regulate my cycles? I am also thinking of acupuncture. I have a fertility appointment next week to see if there are any options for me.
I got pregnant age 41 naturally so I think I can do it again but unfortunately it ended in missed miscarriage. I was 12 weeks but baby died 5.5 weeks
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Answered by Dr. Dr. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Metformin helps...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Metformin is an useful medicine. It lowers insulin resistance which is beneficial - in treating diabetes and over weight. Further insulin resistance is also known to cause ovarian cyst which in turn affect period and fertility.

As I mentioned the current period disturbance is more likely secondary to hormone fluctuation than cancer. And whether or not this is permanent can only be assessed with hormone analysis. You can talk about it with the infertility doctors. They will run the tests after starting medicines to induce period (if periods don't start by then).

I understand your desire to conceive. But even if you conceive naturally there are higher chances of miscarriage. In my opinion you should consider assisted methods like IVF. The doctors at fertility clinic will know about it.

Hope I have answered all your questions. Let me know if you need any other information.

Regards
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Please Help Me I Am So Scared. I Have Always

Brief Answer: Please confirm your age... Detailed Answer: Hi, I see you posted 42 as your age and male as your gender. Probably it's a mistake. But I wish for a confirmation about the age. Assuming your age is correct and you are 42, it is common to find period disturbances at this age group. It's the effects of fluctuating hormones. Furthermore chances of conceiving naturally at this age are slightly lower and there are high chances of miscarriages. So if you have a strong wish to conceive you should consider taking help of infertility experts. A series of hormone analysis along with follicular study scans are entailed. As far as cancer is concerned ovarian and uterine cancers are relatively rare at this age. It's more common after 60 years. Cervical cancers can occur at this age, but you will see pain and bleeding with intercourse if it's a cancer. In a nutshell, it is less likely to be cancer. Hormone fluctuation is most likely. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards