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You should talk to your doctor about this. All women are different. Also talk to your mum.

AnswerIt is usually accepted that you are not past menopause until you have gone 2 years without a period if you are under 50 and 1 year without a period if you are over 50.

Incidentally my grandmother and mother both had their last period at 42 and I was 43. We were very lucky and none of us had any symptoms except stopping our periods. My 44 year old sister is still having regular periods.

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