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Is climacteric the same as perimenopause

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes, kinda: I tend to lump things together so i say yes. Others like to split things apart as distinct and say no. Menopause (also known as climacteric) is actual ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
24 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both: Peri-menopause is defined as the variable period of time "around" or leading up to menopause (the full cessation of menstural function x 1 year). Clim ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
The same: Climacteric is another word for menopause.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Menopause,both sexes: In current practice, climacteric is most often a synonym for female menopause. The term is used for both genders by the international menopause societ ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menopause: Is this question for you or for an older patient? Why are you concerned about menopause at 31 y/o? Anyways, good dieatary habits, regular excersice , ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Premature menopause: GET A FULL EVALUATION. I have several patients with premature ovarian aging who have children with the help of a donor egg ,
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same as menopause: Perimenopause is the period of time when most women start to experience irregular periods and other symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and nigh ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience in Endocrinology
No: The tests for menopause are very unreliable for perimenopause, perimenopause is better defined by the symptoms, which can last for months or years bef ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
It's a several: Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swing ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Late 40's: This occurs in the years before menopause. Late 40's is the most common. Missed periods and hot flashes are the most common symptoms.
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