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Symptoms of early menopause age 40

A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
I : I can understand your concern. The average age of menopause is 54, so half of women go through it before 54 and half after. There is a genetic predi... Read More
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 44 years experience
Yes : Yes (and no) because we do not yet have perfect tests. Here are is a link about to multiple resources about menopause timing (http://bitly.Com/gkpe8x)... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Same as regular: Occurring before the age of 40, the cessation of menses for at least one year is considered premature ovarian insufficiency (failure sounds so judgey!... Read More
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hot flashes: Also moods swings insomnia and loss of menses. Early onset has been described in patients before age 40.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Menopause before age 40 is called "premature menopause" and is not normal. Other conditions, some more serious, can cause similar symptoms. Thus a ful... Read More
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
It is possible!: Symptoms of per-menopausal changes before the onset of menopause (defined as no period for 12 months) might include: 1. Cycle irregularity 2. Ho... Read More
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: It is premature menopause if your periods stopped as well. It could be peri-menopause, meaning the function of the ovaries is declining. The symptoms ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: True premature menopause (before 40) is rare but does occur. It is more common through surgery, medications, or radiation treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Around 52 y/o: Irregular or no periods, hot flushes, night sweats, sleeplessness, decreased libido, mood swings, irritability and vaginal dryness are the classic sym... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes, but....: It would be considered "premature menopause". It is very unusual to go through menopause before 48 y/o. The average age in the us is 52 y/o, but many... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Menopause starts : 1 year after last period. When perimenopausal (time leading up to menopause) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking in middle of night sweat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 27 years experience
45-55: A woman usually goes through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 but sometimes it can happen earlier such as early 30s.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Menopause before the age of 40 is very rare naturally. Symptoms such as hot flashes or vagunal dryness however can occur for many reasons. If your cyc... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Perimenopause: Perimenopause can begin in a few women in their 30s, but much more commonly in their 40s. This is a time of unstable changes in the balance of hormon... Read More
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