I still see my menses at 60

At an age my agemates have ceased having their menses, I still see mine. Even though it is not as bright as it used to be before, the menses come for about three days every month. Kindly let me know what I should do.

Paulina (by SMS)


Although there is no ‘normal’ time to begin menopause, most women begin menopause in their mid-40s to mid-50s. Some possible causes of late-onset menopause include obesity, abnormally high levels of estrogen, or a thyroid disorder. Late menopause isn’t uncommon among obese women because fat can produce estrogen. Thyroid disorders can also disrupt the timing of menopause, causing it to be early or late. The thyroid is responsible for regulating metabolism. If the thyroid isn’t working properly, it can have a number of effects on a woman’s reproductive system. Some symptoms of a thyroid disorder are similar to menopause, including hot flashes and mood swings. This can lead a woman to believe she might be experiencing menopause. A woman can  also experience late-onset menopause if she has abnormally high levels of estrogen throughout her lifetime. In addition, family history plays a big role in late menopause. For example, if a woman’s mother experienced late-onset menopause, she may also experience it. Finally, because of the high possibility of cancer of the womb, it is important for a case of late menopause to be seen by a doctor for proper assessment.