Thanks for writing to DoctorSpring.com with your health concern.
Skipping a period is not a big deal !
Cancer should be the last thing on your mind.
My first possible diagnosis would be peri - menopause.
At 44, this seems plausible.
The transitional period is characterized by irregular periods, skipped periods, inter cycle spotting etc.
May I ask if the blood work included hormones - FSH, LH, TSH, Serum estradiol ?
If not, please get them done.
Thyroid hormone abnormalities also should be excluded.
Stress, anxiety, weight changes, exercise, travelling , erratic diet or sleep, smoking ,drinking - again these are issues for a missed period.
Vaginal dryness too is classical of peri-menopause.
Greenish stools do not fit in this picture, could be a mild bowel infection.
Please feel free to discuss further.
Patient replied :
Thanks for your reply. I do not know what the blookd work entailed. My GP ordered it when I was having pain in my left side. I saw a gasteroenterologist who did an entire workup, an upper GI and an ultrasound of my abdomen and nothing was found. She diagnosed me with reflux, but I know I dont have that. I have not had a PAP since 2008 and have not been to a GYN since then due to no insurance because I can't find anyone to take me without insurance. I have never had an irregular PAP and never missed a period except when I was pregnant 16 years old patientago. Sex is not painful for me, no bleeding after sex, no bleeding in between periods. Just a skipped one. I do have stress and anxiety, but do not smoke or drink. Is it possible for a period to just stop and never come back? If it is perimenopause will it come back erratically? Is this even a sign of cancer? I read on Google it could be a sign of ovarian or endometrial cancer. :( Also, could this be a result of the cyst the urologist saw on the CT scan and can that turn into cancer?
Hello. Thank you for the reply.
Can you upload the report where the cyst was detected ?
Perimenopause manifests in various ways - commonly periods get erratic and then stop, rarely they just stop cold turkey.
AM afraid it is better to see a gynecologist.
Just get the following hormones measured - FSH, LH, Serum estradiol, TSH.
Also an internal exam , a Pap smear and pelvic scan is in order.
I do not think of cancer as a possbility in your case.