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symptoms of early menopause age 40

A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes : Yes it is possible and is called premature ovarian failure. Other causes need to ruled out however..
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hot flashes: Also moods swings insomnia and loss of menses. Early onset has been described in patients before age 40.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadini Verma
Specializes in Gynecology
See your Gyn: I come across many pt's like you , who will have hot flashe sor night sweats, irregular periods or severe pms and mistake it for menopause. Please con ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
39 years experience Family Medicine
: 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
51: It really depends. The average age in the US (United States) used to be around 51. You should check with your government or monitoring entity to see ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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

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