“I haven’t had my period for 2 months and I am sexually active. I recently had a colposcopy and have taken many home pregnancy tests which all came up negative. I’ve been having hot flashes and stomach pains, but the doctor said that I am healthy. What do you think?“
We’re not sure how old you are, but we’ll tell you what we know! For older women, those symptoms (irregular periods and hot flashes) may be the beginning of menopause. We call this the perimenopausal period, which can last up to about ten years. If you have seen a practitioner, but are continuing to have symptoms that are painful, you might want to seek a second opinion.