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Cessation of Menses related to weight?

I thought I was post menopause because I didn't have a period since March 2009. But at that time I weighed more than 350 lbs (no idea exactly how much because the scale only went up to 350 and I always registered as E [for error] when I tried to weigh myself). The most I ever weighed in my life. I was also 53.

Now that I'm down to 288, all of a sudden I have a period. After 3 years of no period. I called the doctor but can't get in to see her for 2 weeks. Meanwhile, I wonder if I maybe was never actually post menopausal, just so fat that my body stopped having menses. Now that I'm weighing much less, maybe it's getting back into the rhythm of things?

Sat. Sep 15, 7:34pm

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I know that women who are severely underweight, such as anorexics, often stop having periods because they have insufficient fat. I don't know if a severely overweight woman can also lose her period.
Let us know what the doctor says. You definitely should go and be checked.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 5:10 PM

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I read somewhere that being overweight can cause you to produce too much estrogen and your hormone balance can get out of whack. Maybe that has something to do with it? Congrats on losing more than 60 pounds!

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 8:43 PM

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