My Pussy Is Not Rioting, Thanks.
August 23, 2012 2:56 PM Subscribe
So I've got some questions about my (aging) vagina.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm 45 and I've been on the pill forever, basically, save for a three-year break to have and nurse a child. When I was younger I used it mostly for birth control. As I got older I had weird, heavy periods, and my gyno had me on the pill to help regulate things.
On my own I decided that I'd stop taking 'em and see what happens. So I did, last month. I took my last pack, and at the end had a regular period...and then...well...
It's been about six weeks and I haven't had a period yet. I do think that this is normal, but anybody have any thoughts on how long it might take for my cycle to restart again? Or not start? I know age 45 is a bit young for menopause, but not out of the question. (I do not have older sisters, and I have no access to my mother's menopause history.)
I'm also experiencing a lot of...juiciness down there. Why is that? Basically, I'm just sorta damp a lot nowadays. It's clear, it doesn't smell bad, nothing itches, etc. Nothing is shouting out, "Problem!" except that there's just so much...moisture. It's the kind of feeling that in the past would have me thinking, "Oh, I just got my period." And yet it's not my period. So what's going on?
(I wear all-cotton undies, if it matters.)
Basically, I realize that my vagina and I are entering a new period -- see what I did there -- and I want to understand it more. Point me to some resources?
Lastly, I will discuss this with a gyno, but am in the midst of changing docs and it will take me several weeks to get an appointment.