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What are some causes of very early menopause? (i'm only 33.)

Many: Usually the most common cause at your age is due to genetics. Some other obvious reasons are due to radiation or chemotherapy for certain malignancies. At times auto immune abnormalities can deplete the ovarian supply. Also some genetic mosaicism can cause early menopause. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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How does removal of the uterus cause early menopause?

How does removal of the uterus cause early menopause?

Menopause: It does not cause early menopause unless the ovaries are removed at the same time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can having multiple c sections affect fertility or cause early menopause?

Can having  multiple  c sections  affect fertility  or cause early  menopause?

Not likely: Multiple c/sections do not cause early menopause.

Multiple c/sections are unlikely to cause infertility unless there there was a complication such as an infection, lots of blood loss or an injury to the fallopian tubes. Otherwise fertility is not affected by c/sections.

Multiple c/sections do slightly increase your chances of complications during pregnancy such as abruption and accreta. ...Read more

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Can a woman experience menopause at 37? I had my tubes clamped. Would this cause early menopause?

Can a woman experience menopause at 37? I had my tubes clamped. Would this cause early menopause?

Menopause: Yes. Of course. Menopause can happen at this age. Often women follow in the path of their mother and grandmothers. Tying one's tubes would in no way contribute to becoming menopausal. ...Read more

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I'm really worrying that domperidone is effecting my fertility. I will be ttc soon and i'm missing periods. I heard it causes early menopause? Help!

I'm really worrying that domperidone is effecting my fertility. I will be ttc soon and i'm missing periods. I heard it causes early menopause? Help!

Don't worry: Domperidone decreases dopamine. It therefore can increase a woman's prolactin production. Prolactin is the hormone responsible for milk production in the breasts. Therefore it is not strange that you are having irregular periods. Depending on why you are taking it, you may want to consider using another medication. I don't know of any research showing it causes early menopause. ...Read more

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Does the Depo-Provera shot cause early menopause or ovarian damage?

Usually not: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) causes ovarian suppression and ovulation. It can cause you not to have a cycle and experience symptoms similar to menopause. Depo does not cause actual menopause or ovarian damage. ...Read more

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Lighter periods past 2 months, now my period is lye this month.. Negative pregnancy test.. Vaginal US NML- Early menopause? What causes this? 32 yo

Lighter periods past 2 months, now my period is lye this month.. Negative pregnancy test.. Vaginal US NML- Early menopause? What causes this? 32 yo

Changes in bleeding: This can occur for many reasons from hormonal imbalances, stress, weight loss, pregnancy, , medical disorders. If it becomes a pattern over 3 months, then follow up with gynecologist. ...Read more

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Even if i had no surgeries on ovaries or uterus could pcos cause early menopause? My mom started menopause at 51 years old.

Even if i had no surgeries on ovaries or uterus could pcos cause early menopause? My mom started menopause at 51 years old.

No: Pcos is not related to early menopause. There are some genetic causes of early menopause and sometimes it happens for no reasons. But pcos is not a cause. ...Read more

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Why causes menopause in women?

Why causes menopause in women?

Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55.
If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can.
Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more

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How soon can an "early menopause" be?

How soon can an "early menopause" be?

Early Menopause: Early menopause could also be premature ovarian failure, which can occur at any age. I have some patients in their twenties with this. The average age of menopause is 55, but can have a large range. A woman will typically have menopause at about the same age as her mother. ...Read more

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What are the signs of early menopause?

What are the signs of early menopause?

Skipped periods: Early menopause, or premature ovarian insufficiency can be a cause of missed periods. If you are missing periods, you should see your doctor. If you're having regular periods, early menopause is not at all likely. ...Read more

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Early menopause 34yrs, what will happen ?

Many things: Early menopause can cause many things to happen. You may feel the effects of low or no estrogen. This can be hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, sleep issues, sexual issues such as desire and vaginal dryness and you will have some long term effects such as thinning of bones and other long term issues. Discuss at length with your pcp/gyn. ...Read more

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Could early menopause be dangerous at all?

Could early menopause be dangerous at all?

Yes: Early menopause can be associated with many health concerns such as osteoporosis, heart disease, weight gain, depression, and possibly even dementia. If you are a good candidate for hormone replacement, you should consider hormone replacement to help prevent these problems. ...Read more

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Can a woman in early 40s go into menopause?

Can a woman in early 40s go into menopause?

Perimenopause: Short answer is yes. Women often imitate what other female family members did so good idea to check on mom and older sister patterns in this. Women in this age may go through perimenopause, known as the menopausal transition. She may note less regular periods--often more spaced apart, poor sleep, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, change in sex drive. Blood tests can confirm. ...Read more

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Could a woman be pre-menopausal at an early age?

Yes: True premature menopause (before 40) is rare but does occur. It is more common through surgery, medications, or radiation treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for early menopause in early 20s?

One cause: One cause could be surgical - total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries. ...Read more

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Symptoms of early menopause? Is 40 yrs old possible?

Symptoms of early menopause? Is 40 yrs old possible?

Yes : Yes it is possible and is called premature ovarian failure. Other causes need to ruled out however.. ...Read more

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Can weight affect how early one goes into menopause?

NO: The age of menopause is determined by the number of eggs that a woman is born with. Fewer eggs means earlier menopause. That said, heavier women do have less menopausal symptoms because the fat tissue does produce some estrogen. ...Read more

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Why does menopause cause women to be a little aggressive?

Why does menopause cause women to be a little aggressive?

Hormone Changes: Agressiveness in females is due to swings in estrogen or too much male hormone, both of which may be a work around menopause. Estrogen is definitely declining and the swings up and down may be much more dramatic. Same as pms. The decrease in estrogen makes the same amount of normal male hormone production is nthe female more dominant and can result in this behavior also. ...Read more

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Can someone as young as 35 be going through early menopause ?

Premature Menopause: Premature menopause can be due to many factors including illness, genetics or induced menopause by removal of ovaries, by radiation and chemotherapy.Ilnesses like graves disease, hypothyrlidism and lupus can cause premature menopause. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I am going through early onset menopause?

Is there a way to know if I am going through early onset menopause?

See a doctor. : Early menopause is a serious diagnosis that requires treatment so definitely go get checked out. Symptoms may include missed periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and a negative pregnancy test. Also fsh is >20, anti mullerian hormone undetectable, and there will be no follicles detectable in the ovaries. ...Read more

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What to do if I have all the menopause symptoms, could i be having early menopause?

What to do if I have all the menopause symptoms, could i be having early menopause?

Yes, but....: It would be considered "premature menopause". It is very unusual to go through menopause before 48 y/o. The average age in the us is 52 y/o, but many women start at around 48 y/o and others don't start the menopause until well into their 50's. Menopause at 36 y/o wouild be considered premature menopause and should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. ...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