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Hi, I am 45. My period is 3 days late. I was intimate during my fertility period. Test neg. having sx, fatigue, breast tenderness. Menopause?

Hi, I am 45. My period is 3 days late. I was intimate during my fertility period. Test neg. having sx, fatigue, breast tenderness. Menopause?

Perimenopause: Menopause is absence of menses for one year. In the months and years prior to menopause, the menstrual pattern can change, often with longer cycles. This time is called perimenopause. Pregnancy may still be possible, so a pregnancy test should be repeated in a week or two if menses does not appear. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Your breasts may provide the first signs to you that you are pregnant. Women's breasts often get extremely tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. These changes are preparing you for breastfeeding. The size may increase throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is important to wear a bra that fits and supports your breasts throughout your pregnancy. Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will darken early in pregnancy. By weeks 12-14, you may start leaking colostrum from your breasts. Colostrum is a fluid made up of water, proteins, minerals, and antibodies that you will feed your baby for the first few days ...Read more


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Is it normal to have tender breast during pre menopause ? And what can you take for it?

Is it normal to have tender breast during pre menopause ? And what can you take for it?

Breast pain: Tender breast is a common complaint and usually occurs the week before the cycle. This is from low Progesterone levels which can also cause emir PMS symptoms, poor sleep, bloating, and irregular periods. Keep track of your symptoms and your doctor can help figure out if you are more estrogen or Progesterone dominant. Avoiding caffeine, oil of primrose may help to. ...Read more

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Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Suggests menopause: That level suggests menopause. Since you are above tha average age (51), it's likely you've gone through menopause. ...Read more

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Im almost 37, week before menstruation. Moodier than normal, breast tenderness, night sweats, this seems to be happen every month lately. Menopause?

Im almost 37, week before menstruation. Moodier than normal, breast tenderness, night sweats, this seems to be happen every month lately. Menopause?

Premenstrual syndrom: This sounds more like PMS than menopause. With the approach of menopause, your periods usually become less regular. The incidence of PMS increases as we age and more women have it in their 20's than in their teens and more in their 30's than in their 20's. Exercise is a big help with PMS. There are also some diet changes and supplements that you can try. For drug treatment the SSRI's are used most ...Read more

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I'm 36 years old having breast tenderness for about 3 months my periods something comes for 4 days in a months something for 7 it may be premopause?

I'm 36 years old having breast tenderness for about 3 months my periods something comes for 4 days in a months something for 7 it may be premopause?

Breast pain common: You are having hormonal changes monthly and breast pain, especially if it is both breasts, is common in young women. If you think you are entering menopause for some reason consult your OB/GYN and they can get some blood hormone levels to check. ...Read more

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I'm 32. Having extreke hot flashes, sweating when i'm not hot, new onset breast tenderness with menses. Other sx, along w increased depression. ?

I'm 32. Having extreke hot flashes, sweating when i'm not hot, new onset breast tenderness with menses.  Other sx, along w increased depression. ?

Not menopause: Continuation of periods and associated symptoms means that these events are due to something other than menopause. A thorough medical evaluation is appropriate and should reveal the cause. ...Read more

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What could cause really bad breast tenderness so you have to wear a bra?

What could cause really bad breast tenderness so you have to wear a bra?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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I'm young, but I often have breast tenderness. What could cause that?

I'm young, but I often have breast tenderness. What could cause that?

Pre-period hormones: Breast tenderness is common before periods. It is especially common in women who have premenstrual syndrome or fibrocystic breasts. Cancer is unlikely to cause pain and if cancer does cause pain it is very unlikely to come and go in a cyclic pattern. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more