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if you start your period earlier in life, will that mean you will reach menopause sooner?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Tha age at which your periods start does not necessarily affect the age at which they stop.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Not necessarily, family history is important is you mam had early menopause you may have chances to enter menopause at an earlier age.
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Starting your periods has to do with your genetic makeup, and usually goes along with when your mother started her periods. This doesn't mean the brain "burns out" faster, and menopause will come on faster. That, too, is dependent on genetic factors. Look at your mom and other female relatives, and you'll get a better idea from them.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No, longer...: Late menarche is associated with earlier menopause. Ealy onset of periods in a female's life suggests a later menopause. This not absolute, but many studies have shown this to be generally true!
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No.: If you are worried about going into menopause early, you can have a pelvic ultrasound done to evaluate your "follicle count.".

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