What other conditions did you have when missing a period, other than pregnancy?

Angela - posted on 06/28/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I am a 40 year old mother of 2. I have had a total of 4 known pregnancies. The first resulted in a still birth at 28 weeks. My second is 7 years old. My third resulted in a very early miscarriage and my fourth is 4 years old. My periods are a genetic curse. Ever since I was 12, my cycles are approximately 25 days, last 7 days long, and are very heavy with clotting. My mother and grandmother were the same and they did not go through menopause until around 50 with heavier, more frequent periods until ceasing in mid 50's. They were never late or missed a period unless pregnant.

I am not trying to conceive. Baby stuff all gone, no desire for another baby, however, not on birth control and never use a condom til the end.

My husband and I were having "issues" so we were rarely having sex (I have a non existant libido also:). Hadn't had sex for 6 months. Our relationship had been improving. End of May...out of nowhere...I had a surge in sex drive. Don't have any idea where it came from. My husband and I had sex 5 times this past cycle.

Without paying much attention, I realized my period was late. Not a real happy moment. I am never late, only early, if anything. Took a test (-). First relief, but then confusion. Our family history does not allow for a "free month off blessing" so wondering NOW what's wrong. Decided for the heck of it to take another test 2 days later (-), but now feeling all the signs of pregnancy (slight cramping like I'm going to start and clearr discharge that has me running to the br every 10 minutes because I think i started). Been bloated, gassy, and now where a pad because i can't stand the constant feeling of the discharge. I'm 11-15 days late, but 3rd test (-). I trust the tests because I always got an immediate (pos) with all the other pregnancies. Highly doubt I'm in perimenopause (I wouldn't be that lucky), but it's just weird. I'm concerned now that I have cysts or an ectopic pregnancy, or maybe I miscarried and haven't aborted yet. Maybe it's an infection. Don't get me wrong, just because I don't want to try and be pregnant, doesn't mean that if I am I would ever want anything to happen to the baby.

How many of you are about my age with children that have had this situation? Were any of you pregnant? If not, what conditions were the result of these symptoms? I do have an appointment with my doctor.

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