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10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am i bleeding now ? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.

10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am i bleeding now ? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.

See your doctor: Bleeding after menopause (defined as 1 year without a period or any bleeding) is always a reason to see your gyno. Your activity is unlikely to be a cause. There are some simple causes, such as a dry vagina and bleeding after sex, and some more worrisome causes that definitely need evaluation and treatment (pre-cancers and cancer). Don't worry, but do make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Is it possible go through menopause at 32 years old?

Is it possible go through menopause at 32 years old?

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 women start at around 48 y/o and others don't start the menopause until well into their 50's. Menopause at 36 y/o wouild be considered premature menopause and should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Is it normal for menopause symptoms to last for 2 and a half years?

Is it normal for menopause symptoms to last for 2 and a half years?

Hot flashes?: If by menopause symptoms you mean hot flashes, then yes, it is common for hot flashes to last more than 2 years. Some women have hot flashes for 10 years. But they should diminish over time. ...Read more

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How many years does it take to go from normal to the end of menopause?

How many years does it take to go from normal to the end of menopause?

The perimenopause: The average age of menopause is 52. Menopause is defined as one year without periods. The perimenopause is the period of time from when your periods become less predictable until the actual onset of menopause. The perimenopause does not begin before the age of 35 and usually does not begin until after 45. Perimenopause is because of fewer eggs, menopause is from the lack of estrogen. ...Read more

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Hi im am 34 years old and im wondering if im too young to go through menopause?

Hi im am 34 years old and im wondering if im too young to go through menopause?

Too young: Premature menopause is defined as signs of menopause before age 40. However, just because you are not having your period does not necessarily mean you are in menopause. There are many other causes for loss of period at your age, including pituitary tumors. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard that women start menopause 31 years after they have their first cycle. Is that true?

No: Irregular or no periods, hot flushes, night sweats, sleeplessness, decreased libido, mood swings and vaginal dryness are the classic symptoms of menopause. The average age for menopause in the us is 52 y/o. At 32 y/o, menopause would be considered premature and should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. There are blood tests available to check for menopause as well (fsh). ...Read more

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I'm 26 years old and going through menopause due to a full hysteractamie i had when i was 22 years old. What would be the best thing for my symptoms?

I'm 26 years old and going through menopause due to a full hysteractamie i had when i was 22 years old. What would be the best thing for my symptoms?

Bioidentical hormone: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Find an integrative medicine doctor who specializes in menopause. They are best trained to prescribe bioidentical hrt. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Unlikely: Are you sure you are in menopause as you are only 45 yrs old. If you are for sure in menopause (confirmed by high fsh level in your blood); then you cannot be pregnant. ...Read more