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Last edited at 1:51PM on 1/18/2013
If it hasn't come yet it may not be gone forever until later on. Menopause sets in around 50 and the declining hormone levels will affect the regularity of your cycle. It'll slow down and some other symptoms (most commonly hot flashes) are typical of menopause.
If you're concerned, and don't want to feel the negative effects too badly, you can ask your doctor about what your options would be for hormone replacement therapy :)
Always see a gynecologist/OB MD - especially when having irregular periods (endometrium shedding catalyzed by progesterone) - and most likely is a sign of the onset of menopause. There are other factors a woman's doctor will look at - as well as help you with negative symptoms many women get with the onset of menopause - small hormone replacement therapies can help you alleviate many of these symptoms - but you have to be monitored (there's an increased potential of cancer associated with these therapies).