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A 52-year-old female asked:

How long does menopause last. i have it 6 years now?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Varies: Every women experience menopause differently. On average women have symptoms for 3-5 years. This varies widely.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menopause the term: Menopause technically means reproductive and period cessation. However, this process is gradual and evolves over time. Hot flashes, period skipping and other symptoms indicate the peri-menopausal time frame which can last several years. Six years for this time frame is not uncommon. Your GYN MD can help with the symptoms and perform testing as needed.

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Last updated Mar 16, 2021

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