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Doctor insights on: Am I Close To Menopause At 49 Years

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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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I'm almost 17 years old. Am I done growing in height, can I still grow an inch at least? I was already 6'1 at 14.

I'm almost 17 years old. Am I done growing in height, can I still grow an inch at least? I was already 6'1 at 14.

NO: Most males attain their maximum height by the time they are 21 years old. So it is likely that you may grow an inch but if you were 6'1 at 14 and have not grown since then,it may be you have achieved your maximum height ...Read more

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I began menstrating very early at nine (now nineteen), will I continue to grow taller (currently about 5'4")?

I began menstrating very early at nine (now nineteen), will I continue to grow taller (currently about 5'4")?

Growth is done: A girl starting periods by age 9 is well past her growth potential by the time she is 19. The average girl starts periods around age 11-13. The rate of growth decreases afterwards. By age 14-16 growth is done for the average girl. For the girl with early start to periods, growth is complete much sooner. ...Read more

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Can I still grow 2 more inches at age 16? I went through puberty already but I am still small.

Can I still grow 2 more inches at age 16? I went through puberty already but I am still small.

Still growing: you can keep growing as long as the growth plates in your bones have not closed. The only way to determine that is to get X-rays. ...Read more

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How can I increase my height and now my age is 16 years old before i reach to 18 years ?

How can I increase my height and now my age is 16 years old before i reach to 18 years ?

Raising HGH by...: Most men stop growing around age 18 but occasionally some grow until age 21. Our height is mostly determined by genetics but taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone should help maximize your potential height. See http://bit.Ly/1cyctlq for good information on measures that may help. A healthy diet and adequate sleep is important too- going to sleep around 10pm may help. ...Read more

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I am 29 years old i had my period at 11 years old so am i at greater risk of breast cancer cause of my age?

I am 29 years old i had my period at 11 years old so am i at greater risk of breast cancer cause of my age?

Your still low risk: At your age you remain in the low risk category. Family history, smoking, genetic features are what contribute most to your risk. Age is a huge risk but 29 is still very young. 40 is the age where we really began to concern ourselves a little more and definitely over 50. However you can be diagnosed at your age so odd you have symptoms or concerns then yes see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 16 and1/2 years old with 5.4 height . I had not grown more than 2 inches in last year do my growth plates are fused or i can grow more?

I am 16 and1/2 years old with 5.4 height . I had not grown more than 2 inches in last year do my growth plates are fused or i can grow more?

Male or female?: Without seeing you and doing a tanner stage it is impossible to predict if you have reached your maximum height. If you are male (as I suspect based on your concern), then you may not be done with puberty and may have some height growth remaining. Look at your parents/family members - they will give a general indication of how tall you can expect to be and IF you are much shorter, see your doc ...Read more

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I smoked weed from age 12 to now at 16. I used almost daily for the past two years or so. Have i permanently stunted my brains development?

I smoked weed from age 12 to now at 16. I used almost daily for the past two years or so. Have i permanently stunted my brains development?

May be: You know that what you are doing is not good for your health. Weed has damaged not only your brain, but also lungs, liver and other organs. If you quit now, you may recover some of the damage. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old turning 17 and currently 170cm. I spent 1 one year in gym(quite hardcore) when i was 15 years old. Will i still grow?

I am 16 years old turning 17 and currently 170cm. I spent 1 one year in gym(quite hardcore) when i was 15 years old. Will i still grow?

Yes: Your height is within the normal range for girls your age. A growth acceleration occurs during the teen years as part of normal development. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old, should I wait until I am older to have lasik surgery?

I am 19 years old, should I wait until I am older to have lasik surgery?

Maybe: Lasik can be done when the refraction (glasses prescription) stabilizes. Adolescents often do not have stable refractions. In most people , stabilization occurs in the late teen's or early 20's. ...Read more

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I had an ablation about 3 years ago. At the time I didn't want children. I am now 42 years old. Is it possible for pregnancy ?

I had an ablation about 3 years ago. At the time I didn't want children.   I am now 42 years old. Is it possible for pregnancy ?

Unlikely: Once you destroy the part of your uterus that produces the endometrium (the stuff that would receive & support the embryo)you can't carry a pregnancy. You could conceive, but the material would shed. You could talk with a fertility center about arranging for a surrogate to carry your baby. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and I am having only 136.5cms hieght.I am short compared to my friends of same age.Will i grow taller more?How can I grow tall?

I am 18 years old and I am having only 136.5cms hieght.I am short compared to my friends of same age.Will i grow taller more?How can I grow tall?

A doctor can check: A doctor can check, because 54" is short. There is little or no growth in boys at age 18 years. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do. ...Read more

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My TSH is at 2.34 is this anything to worry about? I am 25 years old 5'4 and 179lbs female

My TSH is at 2.34 is this anything to worry about?
I am 25 years old 5'4 and 179lbs female

TSH, weight: You must see your doctor about your TSH, but more importantly you must lose weight - not all at once but don't delay too much! ...Read more

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I had allready hit pubety at around rhe age of 14 and I am going to be 17 soon and I was wondering did my breasts stop growing?

I had allready hit pubety at around rhe age of 14 and I am going to be 17 soon and I was wondering did my breasts stop growing?

Breasts: Most girls are done growing by 18yrs, with average puberty. Usually breast growth is done at that point, too. Your puberty was on the late side, average is 11-13yrs, so you might not finish growing until 21y, or so. ...Read more

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I am female - 23 age, I am having bit gaps between teeth, will be useful if i put clips at this age?

I am female - 23 age, I am having bit gaps between teeth, will be useful if i put clips at this age?

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial complimentary consultation and free exam. See an orthodontist near you. ...Read more

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Could i be going through menopause at 40 I have been on menses for 3 weeks. Mum had menopause at 53 docs are doing test just concerned.

Could i be going through menopause at 40 I have been on menses for 3 weeks. Mum had menopause at 53 docs are doing test just concerned.

Not likely: The beginning of menopause is usually indicated by a skipping of periods, perhaps with some occasional hot flashes. Three straight weeks of bleeding at age 40 may indicate some hormonal irregularity, or could be caused by polyps or fibroids. Usually this resolves on its own, but if not, you should be evaluated for sources of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Starting HRT for MTF soon. My measurements now before are 5'6, 105lbs 30-23-32. I was wondering since I'm still 19 if my hip bones will grow?

Starting HRT for MTF soon. My measurements now before are 5'6, 105lbs 30-23-32. I was wondering since I'm still 19 if my hip bones will grow?

Hip bones: Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is quite low at 16.9 which means you are quite underweight and need to do something about it. You can go online and check BMI for yourself. Regarding your hips - no, at your age your hip bones will not grow bigger but will be made stronger. ...Read more

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Why am I in menopause 5 years after my hysterectomy? I took hormone therapy for 2 years

Low hormones: Your body needs hormones daily! taking them for 2 years was great for 2 years if that's how long you wanted to feel well. Now you need to go to a4m.Com website and use the physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc to help you evaluate your hormone levels and then get you started using safe bio-identical hormones rather than prescription synthetic ones so you'll feel well to 99 yrs. ...Read more

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