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Thank you for your input, ladies! I don't want to add anything to worry about, but I also don't want to have my head in the sand and ignore something important. It is possible that I could be pregnant as we are not preventing such things, but I did take a couple tests and they were negative a few weeks ago. But then again, I had false negatives with my other children (I have 3). I'll give it a little more time, test again and go to the doc in another month or so if nothing happens. I really appreciate the advice! :)
Longest I went without a regular cycle was about 10 years I would have what amounted to maybe an 10 minute to an hour period where I'd spot for a little bit everything couple of months, and that would be it ... my GYN and GP didn't consider the spotting to be a period, but a DnC of my uterus showed that my lining wasn't there to start with so there was nothing to be shed, so to them as long as there was no lining to be shed there was no reason for a cycle.
The issue can be though if you have a build up of the uterine lining, where the old lining does shed that you can have an increased risk of uterine cancer or cervical cancer. The lining needs to shed for the health of the uterus, but it doesn't have to shed if there is no lining to start with.
I'd not worry to much about it yet, but if you go 4 months without a cycle then seeing your GYN would be a good idea and at 6 months big time ... less thereis the off chance you are once again with child.
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I've always heard not to go more than a few months without a period. If you don't have a period at least semi-regularly, you have an increased risk of getting (I think endometrial or uterine?)cancer.
I won't have periods at all naturally. I am on birth control pills to regulate my cycle. When I'm ready to start trying to get pregnant I'll come off the pill but it's easier for me now to be on it.
This is just from what I can remember reading. I'm sure someone else could come in here with better knowledge.
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I'm hoping for some others with PCOS to share some of your experience with this to help me out! I always had regular periods (like, to the hour). But as I have- ahem- aged... things have gotten less regular and more symptoms of PCOS have appeared. I have not had a period now since the middle of January, making this the longest I have gone (other than while I was pregnant) since I started getting them, and even since my cycles started being less like cycles and more like random events. I am having cramping almost daily that FEELS like I am about to start my period and it's really starting to get in the way of life. It makes me cranky and stressed out. The problem is: I don't have insurance, so I'll go to a doctor if I need to, but it will cost me a lot so I don't want to go in to have them tell me too bad or give me a bunch of expensive prescriptions. So, when do I worry? How long is it ok to go without a period? What are some of your experiences with this? Thanks so much in advance for your input!