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Can I Skip Perimenopause And Go Straight To Menopause
A matter of define: Perimenopause is simply the time surrounding the menopause. The real question is whether symptoms occur. These terms are really based on symptoms (hot flushes, mood changes etc) there is no set time frame or occurrence for perimenpause and often it is only realized in retrospect. The bottom line is that perimenpause and menopause are normal states and symptoms drive treatment. ...Read more
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
Yes they can: Peri-menopausal symptoms can begin in your 30's and continue until you actually go through menopause (defined as no period for 12 months). The emotional symptoms will abate at some point, but for their control, consider talking to your doctor, but also check out this link for more information: http://www.Menopause.Org/for-women. ...Read more
Maybe: I think you are referring to the symptoms of menopause since the menopause is never really "over". Usually, women think of hot flashes which may wane over time. However, the other symptoms may persist including fatigue, lethargy, insomnia, loss of sex drive, Insulin resistance, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence and a host of others. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Premature menopause means you stopped having your period for over one year at an early age (around 40 or younger). Perimenopause is the time before menopause when women can experience menopausal symptoms, but still have periods (albeit irregular). This can last about 1-6 years for most women. So if you are still have a period you &having symptoms your are perimenopausal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: Peri-menopause is defined as the variable period of time "around" or leading up to menopause (the full cessation of menstural function x 1 year). Climacteric is described as the perimenopausal time when reproductive functions slow and then cease and many of the classic symptoms develop- hot flashes, weight gain, fatigue, diminished libido, mood changes, bone loss- terms can be used interchangably. ...Read more
Not Exactly: Perimenopause is a time where the hormonal profile may vary widely. I've seen people test like 20 year olds one month and the next month test menopausal. So if only one test is performed the information can be very faulty and conclusions can be wrong. We use symptoms combined with age and other clinical indicators to help us more than lab testing. Hormones are helpful in this time, . ...Read more
How early does perimenopause happen? I'm about to be 35 with a family history of women that start menopause earlier than common. Is 35 too early?
Early menopause: Can happen but 35 is early. Have your levels checked. ...Read more
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