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Can I skip perimenopause and go straight to menopause?

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

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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Can the emotional symptoms of perimenopause go away when menopause is over?

Can the emotional symptoms of perimenopause go away when menopause is over?

Yes they can: Peri-menopausal symptoms can begin in your 30s 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

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Will the emotional symptoms of perimenopause go away when menopause is over?

Will the emotional symptoms of perimenopause go away when menopause is over?

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

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Is there a test to determine if someone is going through premature menopause or perimenopause?

Is there a test to determine if someone is going through premature menopause or perimenopause?

Yes: Premature menopause occurs before 35 and you will have high fsh levels. If after 35, you have perimenopause. Menopause only occurs after one year of not having periods. ...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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I want to know what is the difference btwn perimenopause and menopause?

One precedes: Perimenopause are the months or years during which your reproductive hormones are declining, periods may be irregular, etc. At menopause, hormone levels have fallen as low as they're going to go and menses cease. ...Read more

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Are you in perimenopause or premature menopause at 38?

Are you in perimenopause or premature menopause at 38?

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 more

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Are you in perimenopause or climacteric before menopause?

Are you in perimenopause or climacteric before menopause?

Both: Peri-menopause is defined as the variable period "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

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Is there a test for perimenopause like there's a test for menopause?

Is there a test for perimenopause like there's a test for menopause?

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

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Peri-menopausal women: what vitamins do you reccomend I take to combat some perimenopause symptoms?

Peri-menopausal women: what vitamins do you reccomend I take to combat some perimenopause symptoms?

Bioidentical hormone: The symptoms of perimenopause are mainly due to either Estradiol deficiency or Progesterone deficiency, or both. Taking vitamins doesn't help the production of these hormones. Look into bioidentical hormone replacement. Also, get a thorough evaluation to make sure there isn't another cause of your symptoms, for example, thyroid deficiency. ...Read more

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How do perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ from one another?

Menopause definition: The medical definition of menopause is one year with no bleeding or spotting--then, you can consider yourself menopausal (or the term post-menopausal can also be used). Peri-menopause is the interval of several years (3-5 years) during which periods become irregular prior to the final menstrual period (which is not easy to predict). ...Read more

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What are the differences between perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause?

What are the differences between perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause?

Timing: Menopause is a single event in time after which a woman, due to a cessation in ovarian function, experiences no further menstrual cycles. Post menopause are the years after this event and perimenopause is the time prior to this event -frequently associated with irregular and missed cycles and hot flashes. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ?

Can you please tell me how perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ?

Ovarian function: Perimenopause is the period in which your ovaries are working less well, but have not stopped producing estrogen or ovulating. Menopause is the last menstrual period — and you only know that for sure in retrospect. Post-menopause is all the years after the last menstrual period. ...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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Fsh levels in menopause, peri menopauseI have a FSH level of 46. I have read that if the level is less than 50 this is perimenopause?

Fsh levels in menopause, peri menopauseI have a FSH level of 46. I have read that if the level is less than 50 this is perimenopause?

Menopause: Hi Kim,

Menopause is defined as no menses for 1 year. Prior to this, bleeding may be irregular, heavy periods or light. You may have night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances. The average age of menopause is 52.4 years. 5 years on either side of this may represent a peri-menopausal state. Listen to your body and no matter the lab value, no period for a year is menopause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between perimenopause and menopause?

Can you tell me the difference between perimenopause and menopause?

Transitioning: As a woman transitions into menopause, her menses may become lighter and may begin to skip. This transition is the perimenopause and lasts until a woman has not had a period for one year. After one year, we say that the patient is "in menopause" or is "post menopausal". ...Read more

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What's the difference between perimenopause and menopause symptoms?

Perimenpause phase: Perimenopause denotes a phase in which menopausal symptoms occur prior to menstrual period cessation.(menopause). ...Read more

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Does one feel healthier once perimenopause is over and menopause is complete?

Does one feel healthier once perimenopause is over and menopause is complete?

Hot flashes?: Many women going through menopause usually feel better when the hot flashes become less frequent. A woman may have hot flashes for years, but they do eventually happen less often and become less severe. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of menopause or perimenopause and at what most common age does it start?

What are the most common symptoms of menopause or perimenopause and at what most common age does it start?

Perimenopause: Perimenopause can begin in a few women in their 30s, but much more commonly in their 40s. This is a time of unstable changes in the balance of hormones that can cause many symptoms and distress in a womans life. Pms, fatigue, "foggy thinking", mood changes, depression, flu like feelings, insomnia, irregular periods, sexual dysfunction and other. Menopause is when there are no periods for 1year. ...Read more

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Started perimenopause symptoms at 43 I'm 46 3 negative pregnancy tests, missed three cycles. Menopause?

Started perimenopause symptoms at 43 I'm 46 3 negative pregnancy tests, missed three cycles. Menopause?

Possible but unsure: It is only after you have gone through at least 12 consecutive months of "missed ovulatory menstrual cycles" that you may be considered "menopausal". Until then, or unless your blood hormonal levels of FSH, LH are elevated in the menopausal range and your estrogens are very low, you may be considered to still be "perimenopausal" or simply entering the menopausal transition period of your life. ...Read more

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41, thought I was going through perimenopause. Doctor had blood drawn because of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. However, he said I wasn'?

41, thought I was going through perimenopause. Doctor had blood drawn because of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. However, he said I wasn'?

Unclear question: It is good that you consulted a doctor. The information you provided is not conductive to providing a meaningful opinion.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Dental implants women in 40s during perimenopause/menopause, is there special considerations, risks with hormonal fluctuations? Not postmeno.

Dental implants women in 40s during perimenopause/menopause, is there special considerations, risks with hormonal fluctuations? Not postmeno.

Consult needed: If you are considering dental implants, then you should have a consultation with the surgeon who will actually be placing the implants. He\she will go over your complete medical and dental history, examine the area in question, both clinically and radiographically and discuss everything that you need to know. What you describe is not necessarily problematic. ...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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Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks straight for perimenopause symptoms, left me with symptoms of estrogen dominance.?

Other reasons: The menopause transition is a highly specialized treatment area. Hormones changes are very common and fluctuations very high. There are also a lot of misconceptions about what to treat. Estrogen can vary from very low to very high amounts over just a few days. It really requires a specialist to guide someone through it. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will not affect estrogen levels generally at all. ...Read more

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Why would I have strong banana cravings a week after I skip a period for the first time in what I assume is perimenopause?

Why would I have strong banana cravings a week after I skip a period for the first time in what I assume is perimenopause?

Good Question: I think if anyone can answer your question it should be nominated for some award. Why do we get the cravings we get? I honestly don't think there is a good scientific answer to that question. But, it is a good one. ...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