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If perimenopause starts around age 35, what age do you start to feel better?

If perimenopause starts around age 35, what age do you start to feel better?

Years: Women who start to have perimenopausal symptoms can have these symptoms for 5 or more yeats before menopause. Are you talking about irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings?
Some of these symptoms have casues other than impending menopause. Best to have evalution by physician. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


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Is neasua a sign of perimenopause?

Is neasua a sign of perimenopause?

Not generally: Perimenopause can be associated with hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, mood changes, and insomnia. If you are having persistent nausea you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is getting dry during sex another sign of perimenopause?

Is getting dry during sex another sign of perimenopause?

Yes: One of the earlier signs. As average estrogen levels diminish during perimenopause, both the vaginal tissues and bladder experience dramatic changes resulting in vaginal dryness and decreased bladder capacity, frequent "bladder infections, " burning on urination and the need to get up at night to urinate. These symptoms can be very distressing and need local estrogen (vaginal) therapy. ...Read more

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What are the sign and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause?

What are the sign and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause?

Lots of things: Menopause is the cessation of your period for 1year. Perimenopause is the time before that which can be a few months to a few years. The signs/symptoms can be challenging for some and a breeze for others. Do not compare yourself to others but accept your body is different. You can have emotional swings, depression, brain fog, fatigue, vaginal dryness, more urine infections. Talk to md about hrt. ...Read more

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Is getting dry during sex with my husband a sign of perimenopause?

Is getting dry during sex with my husband a sign of perimenopause?

Could be?: There are reasons for vaginal dryness. Adequate foreplay and arousal is important, however, hormonal stimulation is needed too. If concerned, your pcp, gynecologist or other provider can check hormone levels. What is your general health and what medicatons are you on. There are many preparations available for vaginal dryness to help aid you in pleasurable intercourse. ...Read more

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Help please! Is getting dry during sex with my husband another sign of perimenopause?

Help please! Is getting dry during sex with my husband another sign of perimenopause?

Not necessarily: A number of things can change how lubricated a woman becomes during sex - even stress. It could also be a vaginan infection, or certain medications. If you are concerned about perimenopause, some blood tests can answer that question. You might see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Should I go see a doctor at first signs of perimenopause?

Debatable Point: I would say absolutely! Many would say don't worry about it. The average estrogen levels drop significantly though during this period so many of the very negative things begin to happen with the onset of perimenopause. The most distressing to women would be skin wrinkling, acne and loss of scalp hair. Not to mention urinary frequency, decreased bladder capacity and vaginal dryness...More. ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a doctor at first signs of perimenopause?

Probably not: No medical reason to do this, and still there are doctors who have not studied the whi data and would suggest that you start estrogen and Progesterone therapy, which we would almost never do. ...Read more

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I am 48 and only have one ovary. Will I have the same menopause symptoms as women with two? I am starting to show signs now of perimenopause.

I am 48 and only have one ovary. Will I have the same menopause symptoms as women with two? I am starting to show signs now of perimenopause.

Menopause the same: Your life with one functioning ovary is mostly the same as having two. At age 48, it is appropriate for you to begin menopause. The symptoms of menopause are very variable, and the presence of only one ovary will probably not change that. ...Read more

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Is it common to have flu like symptoms before period? Is it a sign of perimenopause?

Is it common to have flu like symptoms before period? Is it a sign of perimenopause?

You could have PMS: Sx's prior to menses. 35 years old would definitely be pretty young for perimenopause. Premenstrual syndrome (pms) symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands ; feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs ;. ...Read more

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I am 35 and period is late, my hubby had vasectomy done in 2004. Could I be pregnant or in perimenopause? My periods have been regular 4 a long time.

I am 35 and period is late, my hubby had vasectomy done in 2004. Could I be pregnant or in perimenopause? My periods have been regular 4 a long time.

Various reasons: There are many reasons for skipping periods besides pregnancy or menopause. Stress can do it. Other common reasons include eating disorders, thyroid disease, medications, excessive exercise, elevations in prolactin hormone and a few others. It's ok to watch for now but if it repeats, evaluation would be helpful. ...Read more

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I've started sweating excessively during my menstrual cycle. Is this a sign of perimenopause?

I've started sweating excessively during my menstrual cycle. Is this a sign of perimenopause?

Not at age 29: Peri-menopause rarely occurs at such a young age without premature ovarian failure. ...Read more

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Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause symptoms for 3 months, having headaches, insomnia, night sweats, is 0.35 mcg of estrogen too much for me?

Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause symptoms for 3 months, having headaches, insomnia, night sweats, is 0.35 mcg of estrogen too much for me?

Doubtful: You could go down but consider that hormone fluctuations are the biggest cause of problems are yours are steady, did the problems worsen after starting the pill. That pill has that dose of estrogen for about 7 days. To you clinch your teeth at night? Do you have anxiety? You may need to treat this directly. Clonazepam 1-2 mg a couple of nights per week can be a lifesaver if ur sleep deprived. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause?

Timearound menapause: Perimenopause is the menopause transition years in a woman;s life. That is to say, it is the time in a woman's life where her periods are starting to change and will eventually stop. ...Read more

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 what is perimenopause?

 what is perimenopause?

Perimenopause: That period of time between normal female menstrual cycles and menopause. During this period of time hormone balance may change causing numerous symptom in women. This can be from early 30s to early 50s. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause all about?

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 one another so that as we age, we become imbalanced. This can lead to the symptoms commonly referred to as perimenopause. They are treatable and reversible. While depression may be present, it almost never is the sole culprit of these symptoms. ...Read more

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At what age does perimenopause start?

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 more than 60 days. Starts and stops. Most symptoms (sx) in late pm, but symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes and sleep disturbance in days before eriod can start when periods still regular. ...Read more

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What can I expect from perimenopause?

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

You might also see if your gynecologist has a particular article you might want to read first. ...Read more

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What is a perimenopause length usually?

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 really pinpoint the onset of this timeframe. Subtly things like mood changes, headaches, pre-cycle bloating, night sweats, hot flashes, may all be indicative of this change. Cycle shortening to 26 days or shorter is also very characteristic. ...Read more

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When does perimenopause generally begin?

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 the 2 to 3 years around the time of the last menstrual period when the periods may become irregular and hormone swings may be more dramatic. Sxs vary from none to extreme hot flashes, breast tenderness, pms, menstrual migraines and mood changes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for perimenopause?

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, cognitive changes, decrease in libido, vaginal dryness and/or loss of lubrication, change in weight, change in skin, & more. Loss of bone density is well documented. ...Read more

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How long does perimenopause usually last?

Unpredictable: Some women will have symptoms for only a few months and others will have them for 20-40 years. ...Read more

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How to tell the symptoms of perimenopause?

Same as menopause: Perimenopause is the period of time when most women start to experience irregular periods and other symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats. Menopause is not diagnosed until it has been one year without any periods. Everyone is different and some, all or even none of these symptoms may be present. ...Read more