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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Transition period: Perimenopause, also called the menopausal transition, is the interval in which a woman's body makes a natural shift from more-or-less regular cycles o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Perimenopause: That period of time between normal female menstrual cycles and menopause. During this period of time hormone balance may change causing numerous symp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Hormone balance: Basically, the ovary becomes dysfunctional past a certain age, which is why women are less fertile at 35 than they are at 25. Most hormones affect on ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Which symptoms?: Please describe your symptoms.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diana Bitner
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Everyone different: Average age 45+/-, signaled by irregular periods. Early perimenopause cycles different by 7 days or more, late perimenopause(pm) starts with no period ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Perimenopause: An excellent question although probably/hopefully a bit early. There are many articles on this topic on the Internet. Take your time reading them Yo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Varies widely: Average would be about 8 years. Some patients however, never have the first symptom of menopause during the entire transition. So it may be hard to ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience in Gynecology
Late 40s/ early 50s: The average age of menopause, defined as the very last period, is 51 though it can vary anywhere from 45 to 55. Perimenopause generally refers to th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Varied: Some women are lucky enough to go thru peri-menopause w/o a hitch. Others complain of hot flashes, night sweats, irregular menses, moodiness, cognitiv ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Unpredictable: Some women will have symptoms for only a few months and others will have them for 20-40 years.
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