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Why am I still menstruating at 55 years of age?

Answered by: Prof Mini Sood

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,University Technology Mara,Malaysia

Q. I am a 55 years old woman and still menstruating. I do not have any other problems. When will my menses stop?

A.  Delayed menopause needs evaluation for a preventive check for any hormone secreting ovarian tumour or endometrial cancer. A trans-vaginal scan and a pap smear should pick up any abnormality if present. In many cases it may be physiological with everything normal, which too once established, would be necessary, for peace of mind.

A.  Delayed menopause needs evaluation for a preventive check for any hormone secreting ovarian tumour or endometrial cancer. A trans-vaginal scan and a pap smear should pick up any abnormality if present. In many cases it may be physiological with everything normal, which too once established, would be necessary, for peace of mind.

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