The female reproductive system is arranged in a special way. Every girl is born with a limited number of eggs that are in the ovaries. After puberty, they begin to ovulate, and when the stock dries out, physiological menopause occurs.
Menopause is not a disease, it occurs in every woman aged 45-50 years, and indicates the beginning of a new period of reproductive life. Menopause may be manifested by various symptoms, including delayed menstruation. In the end, menstruation will disappear altogether, but this should happen gradually. Consider whether there can be a delay in menstruation during menopause and in which cases it is dangerous to health.
To understand if a woman has abnormalities in the menstrual cycle, you need to figure out what discharge should occur during menopause. It should be noted that changes in the menstrual cycle are the norm. Menstruation can not be the same as in 20 or 30 years, because the hormones of a woman after 40 gradually change.
The ovulatory reserve is depleted, the ovaries stop secreting hormones, and as a result, the endometrium is not formed inside the uterus. And if there is no ovulation and endometrium, then menstrual bleeding does not occur. There comes amenorrhea. But this happens gradually over several years. Therefore, this whole process was divided into 3 stages.
So called the beginning of menopause, when a woman is still able to get pregnant. That is, the ovaries are still working, but the hormones are already disturbed, which can lead to various kinds of changes in the menstrual cycle.
The delay of menstruation at the beginning of menopause is not the norm. With menopause, only minor changes are possible, for example, the cycle time increases slightly, and menses less abundant than before. Or on the contrary, monthly can become more abundant.
How long can menstruation be normal at the beginning of menopause? No more than a few days. If the delay is already more than a week, you need to consult a doctor. Since the reproductive function is still preserved, the woman could become pregnant. Before taking any measures, pregnancy should be excluded.
The next stage occurs if the delay in menstruation with menopause lasts more than a year. This condition indicates that ovulation no longer occurs. If menopause occurs, there should be no more bleeding.
Sometimes with menopause, spotting may occur. This is a variant of the norm, if pathologies of a gynecological nature are excluded. In any case, it is advisable to be observed by gynecologists during menopause in order to exclude diseases.
In the event that the delay in menstruation was more than a year, but the bleeding reappeared, you need to consult a doctor. Most likely, the bleeding is not associated with menstruation, and the reason for their appearance was any genital disease that needs urgent treatment.
In postmenopausal menstruation delay should be constant. Normally, bleeding from the vagina should no longer occur. Sudden bleeding can be a sign of a tumor, endocrine disruption. These conditions are very dangerous for the health and life of women.
Delay of menstruation with menopause for 60 days may indicate various disruptions in the body, as well as physiological amenorrhea. Due to the delay only, it is impossible to name the cause exactly, it is necessary to be examined.
Violations of the monthly cycle can occur for the following reasons:
- inflammatory diseases of the genital organs,
- endocrine pathologies,
- change of climate zone,
- obesity and exhaustion,
- oncological diseases.
To accurately determine the cause of the delay of menstruation during menopause, you need to pass blood and urine tests, undergo a pelvic ultrasound and an examination in the examination room. If no pathologies were found, then we can talk about the normal occurrence of menopause.
Many patients with the onset of menopause and the first delays of menstruation relax, and they think that it is now possible not to protect themselves. In fact, the delay in the beginning of menopause does not mean that conception is impossible. Ovulation may still occur and then pregnancy will occur.
You need to understand that pregnancy after 40-45 years is a very risky decision. Because the woman's body is no longer as strong, and the last eggs are not as good as before. Therefore, there is a high risk of developing pathologies in a child and postpartum complications in a woman.
Therefore, if a woman does not plan a child, you need to be protected before the persistent menopause. That is, until a whole year passes from the last bleeding, regardless of their intensity.
By itself, menopause disease is not, therefore, to treat it is not necessary. If a woman easily tolerates menopause, then she only needs to be examined regularly by a gynecologist.
If the patient constantly fails in the menstrual cycle, then delays, then a sudden onset of bleeding, the doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy.
In this case, the patient takes estrogen and progesterone drugs, often oral contraceptives, that restore a normal menstrual cycle. In addition, the use of hormones helps to slow down aging, as well as alleviate the appearance of other menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, cardiovascular diseases, and headaches.
A significant disadvantage of such treatment with a delay of menstruation is a large number of contraindications. It is necessary to exclude oncology, vascular pathology, otherwise HRT can only harm the body.
Relieve the symptoms of menopause and can be with the help of herbal preparations, folk remedies. Such means will strengthen the immune system, saturate the body with phytoestrogens. This contributes to the restoration of menstruation at the beginning of the menstrual cycle.
If a woman is worried about menstrual delays during menopause, you need to think about your lifestyle. It is recommended to eat right and exercise, then the probability of complications will be minimal, and the ovaries will receive an influx of nutrients and function normally.
Features of the female body
A common indicator of the period of menopause is the age of forty women. At this time, at any time there may be any changes in the monthly cycle. This phenomenon is considered normal, it indicates a hormonal change and the gradual extinction of the health of female appendages. Such a physiological process is not associated with any pathological diseases, however, letting everything take its course is not worth it.
By the age of fifty, the delay in menstruation is quite understandable, such cases will occur much more often than usual. The reason is that the endocrine system is no longer able to produce the required amount of progesterones and estrogens - hormones for the health of the genital organs and conception. At this age, ovulation can still occur and gradually fade away, to a complete stop of reproduction.
Climax is divided into three periods:
Each period has its own characteristics and signs of development.
Reasons for the delay
The main reason for the delay in blood discharge is hormonal disturbance. Involutionary processes occur in the brain, due to which the level of sensitivity is significantly reduced, the release of estrogen in the body is disturbed. All this leads to disruption of the functionality of the regulatory menstrual processes of the female ducts.
The next reason is the lack of stimulation of the pituitary gland in order to produce the necessary amount of the following hormones:
Lack of hormones affects the functionality of the ovaries and leads to the development of the anovulatory cycle. In connection with this, there also occurs a failure in the periodicity and alternation of the normal menstrual cycle, the discharge is delayed, and later the time of menopause comes. The stage of development depends on the age and general condition of the woman.
These two main causes subsequently lead to damage to the encapsulated membrane, the destruction of the oocyte. Only the stroma and the secretory system of estrogen are preserved. If you go to a doctor late, serious pathological abnormalities can begin, and even the development of cancer of the uterus or its cervix.
Symptoms characteristic of this phenomenon are many. If you learn about them in time, you can correctly respond to your well-being and consult a gynecologist in a timely manner.
The obvious primary signs of menopause are:
- Failure in the thermoregulation system. A woman begins, for no apparent reason, to sweat and feel intense heat inside.
Symptoms may vary, but many of them are still present, some signs may not appear at all.
Climax at the last stage of development has other signs:
- cholesterol plaques are deposited in the vessels
- metabolic disease
- woman starts to gain weight quickly
- arterial hypertension develops
- reduced immunity
- the body is in an excited state, anxiety and indecision appear
- there is a likelihood of developing heart disease, musculoskeletal and reproductive system
- possible exacerbation of chronic diseases, frequent relapses
- reduced immunity
If you properly monitor the entire process and be observed by a doctor, there will be no complications.
The delay is easy to explain if you divide it into several types.
The first type indicates the proper functioning of the female body. The delay in this period happens in all women who have no problems with gynecology. The process occurs gradually, the discharge is slowly extinguished, their profusion is significantly reduced. For a long time smears become scarce and pale red. After a certain period of periods completely stop. This delay indicates the end of menopause.
The second type includes some pathological disorders. The delay becomes permanent. Discharge for a long time may be absent, and then leave a long period for abundantly. Periods of monthly fluctuate every month (from five days to two weeks). A woman becomes unbalanced, emotionally tired and restless. With this kind of menopause, one cannot do without medical assistance; it is important to control the hormonal system and to establish a regularity of discharge.
What processes occur in the female body?
To understand what changes the female organism is experiencing, one can imagine a flower that grows from a bulb, turns into a bud, opens, gives its beauty to others and soon fades.
A similar cyclical nature is also observed in the child-bearing female function:
- puberty is the appearance and opening of the bud (the arrival of the first menstruation),
- flowering period - flowering, maturity, when the body is able to fully continue the race,
- wilting is the termination of such feminine ability.
How much can be the delay of menstruation during menopause? This is a frequent question.
Closer to the fiftieth anniversary (from 45 to 55) each woman has a monthly delay, signaling the beginning of menopause, when the full activity of the reproductive system stops.
The endocrine system ceases to produce in the required amount of hormones (progesterone, estrogen) for the functioning of the reproductive system and the ability to conceive. However, this does not mean that you can not get pregnant, because the ovulation process can still occur. In addition, the period of menopause is quite long and “comes” normally gradually, smoothly depriving a woman of the ability to continue the race. There are three main stages of menopause:
- actually menopause
Consider the symptoms of menstrual delay during menopause.
Specificity of premenopause
Menopause predominantly begins in the period from 45 to 55 years, but if this happens earlier, then we can speak of an early menopause, that is, physiological features or pathology that require medical assistance. On average, premenopause lasts about six years and gradually a woman loses her reproductive ability.
The delay of menstruation during menopause is noted at the beginning of the period, that is, it is regarded as a symptom of the woman's entry into the menopausal period. There may be several types of delay:
- Menstruation delays occur in a smoothly increasing sequence, there is no sudden lack of discharge and recovery after. In the menstrual cycle, there is almost order, as in the reproductive period, but with marked extinction. Allocations become smaller in number, become scarce, and then cease altogether. This type of delay shows the healthy work of the woman’s body, it is noted in the prevailing number of women during menopause.
- The regularity of the menstrual cycle has noticeable irregularities, delays constantly occur. In menstruation there are various uncontrollable intervals, they can be scanty and abundant. Thus, the imbalance and “anxiety” of the hormonal system is expressed, and therefore a medical consultation is required.
- What can be the delay of menstruation during menopause? It occurs for a long time, for example, for 3-4 months. After that, spotting appears and disappears again for quite a long time. This indicates a sudden transition of the period of menopause and a hormonal jump in the woman’s body.
- There is also a one-time delay of critical days, after which the menstrual cycle stops. Monthly no longer restored, leave completely.
How is the delay of menstruation during menopause?
Is the delay normal?
The delay of menstruation during menopause happens, and it happens last. After such critical days comes true menopause.
The methods for determining the last selection are as follows.
During menopause, the delay of critical days ranges from three weeks to three months, and therefore the absence of them longer than this period indicates the present arrival of the menopausal period.
All this testifies to the complete cessation of the work of the ovaries and the child-bearing female function. This period takes about 47 to 52 years.
To the periodic absence of menstruation women recently are taken lightly and lightly. They postpone a visit to the gynecologist, because of which the treatment begins late, and the result is deplorable. Often, benign growths grow without discomfort and pain, but sometimes they knock a cycle due to hormonal disorders.
If the monthly delay, and the test is negative, you should be worried. The regularity of the female cycle is an indicator of health. When skipping anxiety symptoms and lack of close attention in the future, problems may arise with the conception of the child, childbirth and childbirth.
Female hormones are acutely responsive to all adverse effects: antibiotic treatment, stress, alcohol, climate change and smoking. Menstruation can disappear if you get involved in sports, with serious loads, especially those connected with dietary nutrition. Cycle disorders often appear on vacation if a woman spends a lot of time under the scorching rays of the sun and abruptly switches to a new diet.
Violations of the menstrual cycle almost always occur due to disruptions of the activity of the glands involved in the regulation of the main functions of the body, imbalance of hormones. As you know, the latter directly affect the female state - her mood, beauty, longevity and performance. The longer the menstruation lasts, the better the woman will feel. When the production of sex hormones stops, the risk of arthrosis (articular deformity with age), arthritis (articular deformity regardless of age) and other diseases of the joints, as well as pathologies of the heart and blood vessels, greatly increase.
Symptoms of menstrual delay during menopause
The first symptoms of menopause in women appear over the age of 50 years, then it is considered the normal age period for the beginning of the involution of the reproductive system. Often, the appearance of menopause is identified in women with aging, which negatively affects their psychological state and worsens the clinical course.
The first delay of menstruation during menopause
The first signs of menopause in women - it may not necessarily be the absence of menstruation, since this process is gradual. The first symptoms are often vasomotor and emotional-mental in nature and are non-specific. Often expressed processes of emotional instability, which occurs due to dysregulation of the processes of excitation and inhibition in the central nervous system. The woman is worried about irritability, mood swings, depression, decrease in sexual desire, insomnia, fatigue.Also, vegetative manifestations can often be bouts of sweating, fever, headache and palpitations. These are, as a rule, the first clinical signs of premenopausal onset, and later - changes in the ovaries and uterus develop and menopause begins with a gradual cessation of menstruation. Sometimes vegetative manifestations are not pronounced, and menopause for the first time appears already immediately with a violation of the cycle. These features depend on the individuality of the female body and they are difficult to predict. Menstruation becomes irregular: most often one month is normal, and two or three months are absent. These are typical signs of the onset of menopause. But there may be other options: copious menstruation once, then absent for six months, or scanty discharge every month with a gradual decrease in their number.
Thus, the first delay of menstruation during menopause may be like during the period of premenopause and may be the only symptom, and it may also be later when symptoms develop from other organs and systems. Therefore, you should pay attention to any possible manifestations of the cardiovascular, bone tissue.
Delay of menstrual periods with menopause is one of the pathognomonic symptoms of menopause in a woman. This may be the first clinical sign of this condition, and may also appear later when there is already a change from other organs. If there is a delay of menstruation, then it is necessary to consult a doctor to correct this condition, since hormone replacement therapy allows you to avoid complications of this period.
Under normal conditions, menopause comes gradually and has several stages in its development:
- premenopause - a period of 45 years before menopause,
- menopause - the period of the last menstruation, the average age is about fifty years,
- postmenopause is the period from the last menstruation to the end of a woman’s life.
All these periods are characterized by successive changes in the body, so that all organs and systems can adapt to such changes. Each period has its own characteristics, and the reasons for the delay of menstruation during menopause are continuously associated with the hormonal imbalance that occurs during this.
Symptoms started menopause
Under normal conditions and the balance of exogenous and endogenous factors, menopause occurs in the age group from 43 to 50 years. If the mechanism starts earlier than this period, the menopause is called early. As a rule, it is associated with endocrine disorders. There is an opinion that the earlier a girl begins her period, the earlier she will have climax. About two percent of women are prone to this pathology. In addition to endocrine disorders, genetic predisposition and heredity play a role.
The first and most obvious symptoms of menopause include:
- violation of thermoregulation: a sudden sensation of heat, excessive sweating,
- general lethargy, dizziness, headaches of varying intensity,
- perceptible weakening of memory, a certain absent-mindedness, lack of collection,
- fragile emotional background, frequent mood swings, depression, existential crisis, anxiety,
- insomnia, sleep inversion,
- a noticeable change in appetite, almost to his absence,
- decrease in sexual desire,
- change in the level of working pressure, disturbances in the work of the heart and blood vessels, accelerated or slow pulse,
- subjective feelings about the lack of air, which may be accompanied by tides,
- ovulation is absent, the volume of menstrual blood is quite scarce,
- the menstrual cycle increases in duration,
- there is a clear irregularity.
Early signs of the beginning of menopause especially individual. Each woman's symptoms may vary, some are less or more pronounced, and some are completely absent.
Intermediate signs of menopause manifest themselves halfway to the final extinction of reproductive function. These include objective as well as subjective symptoms and syndromes. Under the objective symptoms refers to the clinical picture, which sees a gynecologist during the examination. Under the subjective signs - that feels the patient herself.
All the symptoms of the above period are associated with changes in hormonal levels, a decrease in the immune forces of the female body and its reactivity during menopause.
- atrophy of the epithelium of the vulva and vagina,
- chronic and recurrent inflammation of the uterus and vagina,
- cystitis, urinary incontinence, weakening of sphincters,
- visible mucosal changes,
- rapid hair loss up to alopecia,
- change in the structure of the nail plate, striation, fragility, stratification,
- dental diseases, bleeding gums.
Late and most indicative signs of menopause include:
- arterial hypertension,
- deposition of cholesterol plaques in vessels
- significant weight gain
- changes in metabolic processes,
- mood changes
- increased anxiety
- possible exacerbation of chronic diseases, frequent relapses,
- reduced immunity.
The development and aggravation of diseases that are associated with the musculoskeletal system and the cardiovascular system are not mandatory. If in reproductive age these systems were corrected and controlled, then most likely there is nothing to be afraid of.
How to distinguish pregnancy from menopause
Climax stretches, usually for several years. This period is conventionally divided into stages. Each of them differs from each other in the first place the level of female sex hormones. The maximum chance of pregnancy falls on the stage at which the level of hormones is sufficient for the maturation of the follicles.
If pregnancy is desired, in some cases specific stimulating hormone therapy is possible. The underlying problem is that pregnancy after forty or even forty-five years carries significant difficulties.
Hazard implies risks to both the health of the mother and the health of the fetus. A pressing issue is the increasing likelihood of various genetic diseases, as well as the deterioration of the woman’s condition.
If you suspect a pregnancy, you need to do a pharmacy test. More accurate in this case is the level of hCG, which is markedly increased during pregnancy with ultrasound diagnostics. Be sure to visit a gynecologist, reliably determine the development of pregnancy will help ultrasound.
How to suspend menopause
It is impossible to stop menopause, but it is quite realistic to slow down the process. The suspension lies in many actions. It is necessary to consult a gynecologist and an endocrinologist. They will be able to prescribe hormone therapy with an individual approach, based on laboratory, instrumental data, an objective examination and anamnesis data.
In addition, it is recommended that the following points be implemented:
- elimination of alcohol and tobacco,
- struggle with a sedentary lifestyle, measured physical activity,
- maintaining a full sex life
- balanced diet,
- additional intake of vitamin complexes
- avoidance of stress, mental and emotional surges,
- strengthening the immune system.
Applying the above tips in practice, a woman will be able to adjust her general condition, improve physical performance, level out the emotional background.
Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life. This can not be avoided, it is necessary to take this period as a new stage in life. With the right therapy and lifestyle modification, it is possible to correct all unpleasant symptoms. Adequate approach to the problem will help slow down the process of extinction.
In some cases, you can equip homeopathic medicines, herbal sedatives, herbs and infusions. The most effective herbs are mint, lemon balm, linden, wormwood. Necessary is the timely consultation of a gynecologist.
Change of the body in menopause
At the turn of the 40th anniversary in the female body more and more often there may be no discharge of menstrual blood. Such a lack of menstruation suggests the onset of menopause. And the older a woman becomes, the more often the absence of menstruation is manifested, and the reproductive system of organs increasingly loses reproductive functionality.
But despite the fact that the functioning of the endocrine glands is reduced, and the sex hormones are produced in smaller quantities, the processes of ovulation and maturation of the egg, ready for fertilization, are still rare, but occur.
Therefore, the cause of the delay may be the onset of pregnancy, and menopause and its manifestations may hide the presence of this factor.
Therefore, it is necessary to carefully treat your health and symptoms.
It is recommended in the case when there is no monthly for two or more weeks, and there are changes at the psychoemotional level, to conduct a test to determine pregnancy. If the result is negative, you should contact the medical center to determine further treatment regimens for the coming menopause.
Menopause - quite a long transition to old age, which is divided into three main phases:
Let us consider in more detail the signs that contribute to the onset of menopause.
Among the first signs indicating the occurrence of climacteric changes in the body are the delayed discharge of menstrual blood. During menopause, menstruation is usually delayed first for 6-7 days, then for a month or one and a half, and they may not appear any longer. Blood discharge during menstruation is significantly reduced in quantitative volume, becoming increasingly scarce. Such symptoms are more pronounced when the premenopause phase begins.
The onset menopause, along with the lack of timely discharge of blood, may be accompanied by other pathological symptoms, which are combined into one scheme that characterizes the entire process of climacteric changes. These manifestations are divided into the following groups:
- disorders on the psycho-emotional level of the state of the central nervous system, including such manifestations as increased irritability, apathy, tearfulness, frequent depressive states and various phobias,
- endocrine changes, manifested as impaired thyroid and pancreas, as well as adrenal glands, causing chronic weakness, lethargy, pathological changes in the joints and an active set of extra pounds,
- changes in the functionality of the cardiovascular system, accompanied by the appearance of headaches, hot flashes and attacks of sudden heat, dizziness and increased sweating.
All groups of symptomatic manifestations of menopause have a pathogenic effect on the female body. This is another reason for delayed menstrual flow.
The onset of menopause in the female body, in most cases, occurs at the turn of the 50th anniversary. This period accompanies the complete cessation of the menstrual cycle and the extinction of the reproductive functionality of the genital organs. With the onset of menopause, an unplanned pregnancy becomes impossible.
But until the menopausal period has arrived, it is recommended to use effective methods of contraception to prevent unplanned fertilization of the egg and its further development.
Let us consider in more detail the main features of the menstrual cycle in various phases of menopause.
Premenopausal menstruation delay
Pathological changes in the nature of menstrual flow and the manifestation of delays in the premenopausal period begin to manifest after 43—44 years and can last for 5-7 years.
During the entire period of menopause, the menstrual cycle is characterized by periodic cessation of menstrual-like discharge and the resumption of the menstrual cycle, with changes in the psycho-emotional state of the woman. Delays in menstrual flow during this period are becoming more and more prolonged, turning into symptoms corresponding to the climacteric period.
Menstrual flow in postmenopausal women.
If, with the onset of postmenopause, a rare bleeding discharge has not yet appeared in a woman's body, this may indicate the development of serious pathological processes that are dangerous for the entire female body.
If you experience similar symptoms in postmenopausal women, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a qualified medical specialist immediately and undergo the necessary examination to determine the cause of bleeding.
Early treatment of pathological changes in the reproductive system of organs will eliminate the danger of developing serious pathology and prevent its transition to an irreversible stage of development.
Types of menstrual delays
Cases with the manifestation of delays in menstrual flow, characterized by a sign of approaching the menopausal period, can occur with different intensity and nature of the flow. Based on this, the following types of menstrual delays are distinguished:
- The irregularity of the menstrual flow, occurring with a gradual increase in the duration and a decrease in the amount of menstruation. With such a course of delays, a smooth extinction of the body's menstrual capacity is observed, while monthly periods become more scarce with a smooth transition to the cessation of their manifestations. Such functionality of the reproductive system is considered normal and is manifested in most cases.
- Delays with violations of the regular cyclical nature of the menstrual cycle, characterized by the manifestation of an increasingly long period of time, but affecting different time intervals. There are hormonal jumps that affect the nature of menstruation, which can be both too scarce and abundant. In this case, it is recommended to seek qualified medical assistance.
- Delay of menstruation, which manifested itself once and led to the complete cessation of menstruation and the extinction of the reproductive capacity of the female body. This is quite a rare phenomenon, which requires observation by specialists.
Menopausal stage and the termination of the menstrual function of the body is a kind of stress for a woman. Therefore, in order to avoid serious consequences, it is necessary to prepare for the onset of this period in advance, having studied all the available literature to meet the hormonal changes in your body at a decent level and to apply the knowledge gained in a timely manner to facilitate your own well-being.
It is also recommended to try to lose extra kilograms before the start of climacteric changes, which will facilitate an easier transition of the organism to the next stage of life activity.
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General description of the pathology
In the life of any woman, there comes a time when biological aging begins to occur in the body, which is accompanied by hormonal imbalances, deterioration of the reproductive system, and so on. This cannot happen on the same day, the process itself may take several years. Determine the following stages of menopause:
Premenopause. Celebrated at about 45−50 years. In the body, there are processes that are associated with the work of the ovaries. The ovaries are responsible for the synthesis of such sex hormone as estrogen. Under the influence of estrogen, egg maturation begins. In this phase of menopause, the amount of this hormone begins to decrease with time until it is fully developed. The duration of this period is approximately six months.
- Menopause. The menopausal period is expressed by the absence of critical days 9–12 months after the last menstrual period.
- Postmenopause. At this time, the functioning of the ovaries is completed, the estrogen is no longer excreted, no eggs are formed.
If we consider the question of when menstruation ends in women forever, then doctors determine this age in the region of 55–60 years. A later completion indicates a woman’s disposition to oncological tumors of the mammary gland or genitals.
The cessation of the menstrual cycle occurs for several reasons. At the same time it is necessary to know that the menstrual cycle in girls at reproductive age has several stages:
under the influence of a certain amount of estrogen in the body begins the maturation of the egg,
- ovulation is the way out of the egg follicle,
- physiological increase of the endometrium at the preparatory phase before fertilization,
- if there is no conception, the egg cell dies, the endometrium is rejected, going outside - menstruation occurs.
The features of menstruation during menopause consist in a hormonal imbalance that occurs in the body. Reducing the amount of estrogen begins to lead to the fact that the egg is not all the time has time to mature well. Therefore, it may stop or, on the contrary, increase the monthly cycle. Its duration also varies.If long periods occur during menopause, then only a gynecologist will be able to suggest what to do in this situation.
Hormonal imbalance during pregnancy
Often, girls are not protected during the change in the frequency of menstruation, especially when their long period of absence is several months, thinking that the possibility of conception is very low. However, this is absolutely not true, because if you do not plan a pregnancy, then you need to use some kind of hormonal contraceptives during the whole period of premenopause. Why is this required? This will reduce the risk of pregnancy after 45−55 years, as well as be able to help cope with other unpleasant clinical symptoms of menopause.
Women do not rarely confuse these conditions, because, in addition to the absence of critical days, the signs of premenopause are:
Changes in mental and emotional state. Sharp mood changes, migraines, sleep disorders, stress, short-term forgetting of spoken phrases, impaired attention.
- Tides This is an unexpected feeling of heat, which is accompanied by reddening of the skin, increased sweating after the completion of the attack.
- The fragility of hair, bones, nail plates, teeth, which are caused by a lack of calcium (pathology is noted against the background of a decrease in the amount of estrogen in the body), dryness and thinning of the skin.
- Violation of the urinary system. These include dry mucous membranes, decreased libido, painful sexual contact, inflammation in the bladder or vagina, decreased muscle tone.
During the onset of delayed menstruation (symptoms can be both complex and individual), a woman should go to the gynecologist as quickly as possible.
The passage of a symptom of menopause always occurs individually. This condition will depend on the age of the woman, the presence of hereditary disposition, associated pathologies, so there are probably several possible changes in the flow of menstruation:
Abrupt completion of menorrhagia while maintaining other clinical symptoms of disorders that are not pronounced.
- The increase with time of the periods between critical days until their absolute completion. The intensity and duration may vary, but must be in the area of the norm.
- The lack of systematic monthly. The menopausal cycle alternates in 2−3 months, manifested by the absence of discharge. The general condition of the patient may deteriorate significantly due to significant blood loss.
- The cycle lasts 4–5 months, then the menopause phase is marked.
Do not neglect the established rules of regular visits to the doctor at least once every six months. This will make it possible to identify latent diseases that have latent passage in time.
Menstruation during menopause
Menorrhagia can be observed only during premenopause, if this condition occurs in other periods of the female body's aging, then it means that pathological processes are going on, but exceptions are likely.
It is necessary to contact a gynecologist when menopause has not yet begun, but such symptoms are noted:
in the secretions can be observed clots, the presence of epithelial particles,
- blood from the vagina comes out so abundantly that it is necessary to replace the gasket more than once per hour,
- vaginal discharge is formed after intercourse,
- the cycle lasts less than 3 weeks, discharge is noted after menstruation,
- blood loss begins to be accompanied by deterioration: vomiting, paleness of the skin, loss of consciousness,
- menorrhagia occurs after three months of delay.
These symptoms indicate the occurrence of associated diseases. These include the inflammatory process in the vagina, the development of polyps on the cervical mucosa, prolapse of the uterus, malignant tumors, myoma. It must be said that the activity and duration of menstruation during menopause are influenced by such factors as the use of certain medications, blood coagulation, and cystitis.
Causes of deviations
Menstruation after a year of absence during menopause is a pathological abnormality that requires medical intervention, as well as a thorough diagnosis. The nature of vaginal discharge may also vary. The reasons for the development of manifestations of pathologies with blood loss during menopause can be:
Extragenital diseases. These are diseases of other systems and organs that are not related to the sexual sphere. These include abnormal thyroid, diabetes, kidney or liver disease.
- Pathologies or processes of inflammation in the genitals. This category includes myoma, endometritis, malignant and benign tumors, polyps. Especially at this time a significant number of cancer tumors are detected, the risk of which increases with the advent of hormonal imbalance.
- Disruption of hormonal balance. For the output of the endometrium in the body meets the hormone progesterone. Its low levels against low estrogen lead to these symptoms. In this case, use hormonal agents. In this case, HRT may cause bleeding. These are the lightest states, occurring with minimal side effects. The manifestation of imbalance is a dangerous increase in the risk of tumors.
It must be said that the trigger for the manifestation of various diseases can be a strict diet. Therefore, different mono-diets are strictly prohibited, as well as starvation after 50 years. Lack of important vitamins and trace elements leads to dysfunctions in the female body.
Ways to diagnose
During the occurrence of any pathological bleeding should immediately consult a doctor. When the discharge is quite abundant, you can put a hot-water bottle with ice on your stomach, lift it up to the top of your leg to prevent blood from leaving your internal organs, use more water. These manipulations will help to return the bleeding during menopause. If the patient's condition is very bad, then you need to call an ambulance.
To establish the diagnosis, the doctor may suggest such diagnostic methods (this complex is individual and will depend on the specific condition of the woman):
Transvaginal Ultrasound. Allows you to determine the presence of abnormal changes in the uterus, as well as the processes of enlargement of the genitals.
- Visual inspection. Using this method, the doctor will be able to determine the state of the pelvic organs.
- Biopsy. Produced to detect the presence of abnormal cells.
- A blood test for a violation of hormonal imbalance and the presence of tumor markers in the body.
- Ultrasound of the reproductive system. Additionally, the bladder, kidneys and ducts are examined.
At the discretion of the gynecologist, additional consultations with highly specialized doctors are appointed, for example, a urologist or an endocrinologist.
Artificial early cessation of menstruation
When a woman begins to experience menopause, then critical days should not be renewed and, answering the question of how to restore menstruation during menopause and ovarian function, it must be said that this occurs only during therapeutic menopause.
Menstruation at menopause ends at the age of 55–60 years. However, there may be cases when the monthly ends are completed much earlier. In medical practice, there are women aged 35−40 years who have been diagnosed with the early appearance of menopausal symptoms. There are several reasons for this:
Unhealthy Lifestyle. When a woman has promiscuous sex, takes alcohol, smokes, it begins to accelerate the aging processes that occur in the body. This category also includes multiple miscarriages or abortions.
- Hereditary disposition. It must be said that if the pathology was noted in a grandmother or mother (as a rule, the female line is taken), then most often the trend persists for 2–3 generations.
- It is proved that the risk of early menopause increases in twins.
- Artificial impairment caused by poor health.
Completion of the synthesis of the hormone estrogen, which is responsible for the formation of eggs, may be terminated due to disruption of the ovaries. The causes of this condition can be:
treatment with chemotherapy or radiation during the treatment of oncological diseases (an assessment of the harm is done, while recovery is quite possible),
- the use of drugs that prevent the natural functioning of the reproductive system in a woman (after abandoning them, the body itself is restored after a certain time),
- surgery, which is associated with the removal of appendages or the uterus (further hormonal treatment is necessary, and the absent internal organs are not restored).
Most often, the normal functioning of the ovaries (during minor damage) may resume one year after the completion of medical operations. However, periodic check-ups at the doctor will be required to control the passage of all processes. Do not forget that the use of any drugs can be made only on the recommendation of a specialist who made the diagnosis. Otherwise, the harm from self will be enormous.
Changes in the body
There is no definite time for menopause, for every woman everything happens individually. Upon reaching 40 years of age, some may not have menstrual flow. This means that the period of menopause, which is most often associated with the end of reproduction, has come. But, in a woman, the process of ovulation can always begin. The probability of pregnancy is small, but still it is. Therefore, if the menstrual flow is delayed, it still does not indicate the onset of menopause. If menstruation is absent for 14 days, you should buy a pregnancy test at the pharmacy. For any result, you need to visit the hospital for confirmation.
Signs of Menopause Approaching
The most basic symptom of symptoms that indicates the onset of menopause is a delayed menstruation. First of all, the cycle of menstruation is broken at different times. First it is a week, then a month. The intensity of discharge decreases. This does not mean any deviations. But there are also pathological disorders, which are divided into 3 groups:
- nervously - mental. There is an increase in irritability, a depressive state appears, various phobias,
- endocrine. It is characterized by a violation of the functionality of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands. Because of the changes, fatigue, obesity, diseases of the joints,
- cardiovascular. Most often appear headaches, dizziness, puffiness, high blood pressure, excessive sweating.
Any violations have an effect on the functionality of the body and delay the onset of menstruation. On average, menopause occurs after 45-50 years. But there is also an early manifestation at the age of a woman under 40 years of age. Earlier menopause occurs due to heredity.
Symptoms of menopause
Symptoms are different. During menopause, a violation occurs:
- Thermoregulation - increased sweating.
- General condition of the body - lethargy, apathy, dizziness.
- Moods - change, changing emotional background
- Sleep - insomnia.
- Sexual attraction.
- Menstrual cycle. In the presence of the disease, discharge may occur in conjunction with pain.
At the last stage of menopause, other symptoms occur:
- the deposition of cholesterol on the walls of blood vessels
- metabolic disease,
- quick weight gain
- high blood pressure,
- reduced immunity
- excited state of a woman (anxiety)
Features of menstruation
To understand whether there is a deviation of menstruation, you should understand the normal state of menstruation during menopause. After 40 years of age occurs hormonal imbalance, therefore, the same menstruation as in the early years will be gone. Ovulation stops, the ovaries no longer release as many hormones as before. In the uterus is not formed endometriumand menstruation does not appear. There are common features of menstrual discharge. The patient should know what is normal and what is not. There are several stages of menopause:
Premenopause - the initial stage of menopause. In this period there is still the opportunity to conceive a child. The ovaries do not stop their work, but the background of hormones is already disturbed, therefore, menstruation may change. But the case of delayed menstruation is not normal. In premenopause, the cycle may increase, profusion. Allowed the absence of menstruation at the time of no more than a week. If this period is violated, a gynecologist's consultation is necessary.
Menstruation during menopause
How much can menstruation linger in this stage? In the absence of menstruation for more than 1 year, menopause occurs. That is, ovulation can no longer occur and the woman has no opportunity to get pregnant. Sometimes there may be a selection of a spotting character. This is normal when pathological changes are excluded. After the menopause stage, the onset of postmenopause occurs.
Can menstruation go during menopause?
If a woman without a reason has a heavy discharge more than 1 time per month, you should go to an appointment with a gynecologist without fail. The reasons may be different. The most innocuous - bleeding due to the restructuring of the body. Non-dangerous causes of menstrual discharge:
- taking hormonal drugs
- formation of small cracks in the vagina.
Symptoms that require treatment:
- Hormonal changes. May increase the likelihood of tumor processes of the genital organs.
- Myoma. Most often appears during menopause. May indicate disruption of the endocrine system. When the disease appears heavy bleeding and menstruation gets off.
- Polyps. Change the cycle of menstrual flow.
- Resizable uterus.
- Polycystic. New growth in the ovaries, affect the cycle of menstruation.
- Disturbance of blood clotting. Rarely, a woman has a decrease in the level of platelets in the blood system. Because of this, there may be a large blood loss during menstruation.
If the monthly abundant and last more than 7 days, you should find out the cause of the bleeding. Most frequently encountered:
- hormones background failure,
- progesterone deficiency,
- pathological diseases of the genital organs.
Difference of bleeding from menstrual flow
Very often, women can not understand how bleeding differs from menstruation. Accordingly, if the bleeding appears, but the woman does not understand this, time will be lost, and this can aggravate the situation, because the bleeding requires immediate treatment. So, there are signs by which bleeding can be determined:
- Volume. When bleeding is necessary to replace hygiene products much more often. Approximately 1 time per hour.
- Blood clots or epithelium pieces are present.
- Bleeding occurs after less time — 21 days.
- For the duration lasts about a week.
- Discharge may occur after intercourse.
- Bleeding can worsen the general condition of the body. Skin pallor, weakness, nausea, vomiting appears.
The presence of one or more symptoms may indicate a failure in the reproductive system.
How to stop the onset of menopause?
General recommendations from doctors are as follows:
- Quitting smoking and drinking alcohol
- physical activity - you need to move more,
- proper and rational nutrition - more vegetables and fruits, less negative food (fried, salty, fast food),
- full sexual life will help normalize hormones,
- strengthen the immune system with vitamin complexes
- avoid frequent stress.
These tips will help support women's health. Menopause will appear a little later with no visible symptoms.
How easier to postpone the cessation of menstruation and the onset of menopause
There are many useful recommendations as soon as possible to transfer the absence of menstrual flow and the period of the appearance of menopause. Hot flashes appear most often after visiting a bath with hot water or a shower, smoking, drinking alcohol, and coffee. It is necessary to understand what causes the woman to hot flashes, and try to avoid these actions. For example, at a cool temperature, the tides do not occur, so for walking it is best to wear light clothes or carry a fan.
How to treat menstruation delay during menopause?
If a woman does not experience negative symptoms with the appearance of menopause, it will be enough to regularly visit a gynecologist. But when the monthly get off, suddenly there is bleeding, a specialist can prescribe medication to correct hormonal changes.
Basically, it is recommended to take drugs that contain estrogen or progesterone. Most often they are required in order to restore the cycle of menstruation. Taking drugs slows aging. And also facilitates the appearance of hot flashes, heart disease, pain in the head and other symptoms.
The disadvantage of the method is that medicines have a large list of contraindications. If a woman has oncological or vascular pathologies, treatment with hormonal drugs will not work.Alleviate the symptoms of possible plant means or folk methods. This will help strengthen the immune system.
When a woman has a menstruation delay, you should think about lifestyle. It is recommended to adhere to proper nutrition, exercise. Then the likelihood of complications from menopause will be minimal.