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I’m 27, sexually actively, and know for a fact I’m not pregnant right now. But I haven’t had a period almost 4 months. I’ve gone to doctors, but they say it’s “normal”. It doesn’t feel normal since I also get hot flashes and night sweats. Could it mean that I’m going into menopause?

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I’m 27, I’m sexually actively and know for a fact I’m not pregnant right now, but I haven’t had a period in 3 going on 4 months. I’ve gone to the doctors, but they say it’s “normal”. It doesn’t feel normal since I also get hot flashes and night sweats, could it mean that I’m going into menopause?

Not getting your period or having irregular periods can be stressful. Skipping a period or two here and there can be totally normal and can happen for a number of reasons. Stress, change in time zones, increased exercise, new medication can all impact this. At about 3-4 months of missed periods I would want to investigate further to see if there are other reasons why you may not be getting your period, like PCOS, issues with your thyroid, premature menopause, excessive weight loss, etc. While hot flashes and night sweats are typical in perimenopause, they can also occur with any kind of hormonal change. I would push your primary care provider to investigate this further.

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