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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
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
Peri-menopausal women: what vitamins do you reccomend i take to combat some of the 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
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
Timing: Menopause is a single event in time after which a women, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovarian function: Perimenopause is the period of time 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
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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