Hi I recently missed my period. I am 47 years old and my periods have always been on time and regular with no problems over the years. I have 2 healthy children. I had a tubal ligation after my last child was born in 2004. The doctor told me there was very little chance that I would ever get pregnant again in the future. I am concerned that I could be possibly pregnant. I have never missed a period since my last child was born until now. Could I possibly be entering Menopause? No hot flashes yet no vaginal spotting or anything but the discharge is a clear white. Sometimes, I feel very slight cramps in lower abdominal area but the cramps are very very slight and it seems very light and it s not bothersome whatsoever. I am scared because this is how I felt when I was pregnant. Also, my breasts are tender and somewhat sore but not severely? Do you think this is the start of menopause? I recently bought a pregnancy test to find out if I could possibly be pregnant but I would be very surprised since I had a tubal ligation ten years ago and I have never missed a period till now. I am going to take the pregnancy test on Monday since by then I will be a week late with my period. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Do you think it s menopause or possibly pregnancy or something else? What percentage of tubal ligations fail after 10 years? I would appreciate any help you could give me. I plan on following up with my doctor as soon as I find out the results of my pregnancy test. Thanks so much for your help.