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

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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Any other cure for adenomyosis other than hysterectomy? I am in the 50ish age range and understand menopause may help with this. Should I wait?

Any other cure for adenomyosis other than hysterectomy? I am in the 50ish age range and understand menopause may help with this. Should I wait?

Menopause: Menopause may indeed help your symptoms. Taking nsaid's such as advil, (ibuprofen) if you can tolerate them, can be helpful. Unfortunately the hormonal treatments that are used for younger women would not necessarily be safe in the 50's because of cardiovascular risks. ...Read more

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To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?

To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?

Age 64 early?: Oophorectomy does have a small impact on onset of menopause. But if you're 64 and haven't been through menopause yet, that wouldn't be early. Average age of menopause is 51 years. ...Read more

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Why glycemia range is different between man and woman? Sexual hormones? A 30 yo woman in menopause has the same range of a man of the same age? Thanks

Why glycemia range is different between man and woman? Sexual hormones? A 30 yo woman in menopause has the same range of a man of the same age? Thanks

Not sure it matters.: Glycemic range meaning how much the sugar varies?
certainly how much use (exercise) and how much sugar in and how much reserves will all factor. Men have more muscle mass so, more of everything and should have higher glycemic variability. ...Read more

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What is the acceptable range for endometrium lining before and after menopause for 50 yrs Asian women? If within range, is biopsy required for my age?

Bleed: If post menopausal lining should be less than 5 mm. If you are having abnormal bleeding I would do the biopsy just to be safe. ...Read more

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In my early stage of menopause of age 37 & after many times of fertility test. Is it possible to become pregnant &/or risky to become pregnant?

Possible: As long as you're still having periods, pregnancy is possible.
Many women have normal pregnancies at age 37. Some risks increase with age, but usually not to being a significant problem. Signs of menopause don't make pregnancy more risky. ...Read more

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Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- I don't think I could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! Is t

Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- I don't think I could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! Is t

Yes: Yes (and no) because we do not yet have perfect tests. Here are is a link about to multiple resources about menopause timing (http://bitly. Com/gkpe8x). We think that a hormone called amh (anti-mullerian hormone) may be useful to predict menopause. Here is a link to my blog entry on amh (http://www. Dropsahl. Com/infertility/testing/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh/).

Amh is a hormone produced by the growing follicles in the ovaries. The small antral follicles are constantly growing and you use up about 500-100 eggs each month. As you get older and the number of eggs goes down, so does the number of growing follicles (cysts containing an egg). The few growing follicles the lower the amh level. You blood level does not vary much from day to day, so your doctor could get that value (and perhaps an fsh) and give you some idea of how close you are.

Let me comment on a couple of issues. First, your mother's age at menopause matters if she went through menopause naturally but not if the menopause was from surgery. Also, the mid-40's is not abnormal though a bit early as the average age is 51 years. Second, as you will learn from reading some of the links I provided, there is considerable variation in timing.

Next. Let me say that the symptoms of menopause vary as well. Some women suffer from many effects of losing the estrogen hormone: hot flushes, mood changes etc. You are not necessarily doomed to have the same reaction or even the same symptoms.

I hope this information helps. Best wishes and please do not worry too much about menopause which is normal and usually not a horrible experience. ...Read more

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Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46.?

Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46.?

Yes: Yes, late menarche and early menopause exposes the body to shorter period of female hormones and is associated with lower risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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If my mother was on hrt at 37 years of age prempak c in UK, does that mean I will have early menopause, I have long irregular cycles and hot flushes.

If my mother was on hrt at 37 years of age prempak c in UK, does that mean I will have early menopause, I have long irregular cycles and hot flushes.

Not necessarily: You need to find out why your mother needed hormones that early. It is estimated that up to 40% of premature ovarian failure can be attributed to genetic causes. If you are having symptoms, it is easy to get a blood test to tell you the health of your ovaries. ...Read more

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Diagnosed early menopause. Age 44. Not keen on HRT. Can I cover my healthcare, teeth, heart, bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle. Worried.

Diagnosed early menopause. Age 44. Not keen on HRT. Can I cover my healthcare, teeth, heart, bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle. Worried.

Better off with: Regular exercise, moderate weight lifting x2-3 per week, vitamin D3, vitamin k2 (grass fed butter and ghee) and magnesium supplementation. Avoid soy! (can interfere with your thyroid axis unless it is fermented like natto, miso and tempeh) ...Read more

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What age does menopause start?

What age does menopause start?

50.2 years: The average age for natural menopause is 50.2 years old. However, women tend to follow the genetics of their mother. Menopause can also be altered by operations on the internal female organs. Additionally body weight, other medical problems, medications, and smoking can affect age of menopause. ...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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At what age can you start the menopause?

At what age can you start the menopause?

Menopause: You cannot start the menopause but some time over the next few years will let you know that menopause is beginning.
If you are really worried it would be wise to see a Gynecologist but that is not often needed until your periods change. ...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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At what age do women go through menopause?

At what age do women go through menopause?

Varies: The average age of menopause is age 51. However, every woman is different. A minority of women will go through menopause in their early 40s or even late 50s. ...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?

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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In asia what age do women start menopause?

In asia what age do women start menopause?

Earlier than others: The answer to this question is difficult to find, but I have found evidence that asian women tend to go through menopause earlier than caucasion women, for example. The average age of menopause is about 51-52, but asian women tend to begin in their 40's. The onset is variable person to person regardless of ethnicitiy. ...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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Are there any ways to start menopause at age 35?

Yes: Both puberty and menopause have a wide range as to age of onset. Often it will mimic the timing of your female ancestors particularly mother and maternal grand mother. ...Read more

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What age should I expect to experience menopause?

What age should I expect to experience menopause?

Varies: The average age is around 50, but some women experience it as early as 45 and others as late as 56. Rarely women experience it even earlier. ...Read more

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What is the average age for menopause in general?

51: In the US the median age is 51. It is a bell curve so there are some early (40s) and some later (mid 50s) ...Read more

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Could I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

Could I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

Yes: It is premature menopause if your periods stopped as well. It could be peri-menopause, meaning the function of the ovaries is declining. The symptoms could also be part of pre-menstrual syndrome. Hormone test can help to differentiate among these possibilities. ...Read more

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What if I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

What if I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

It is possible!: Symptoms of per-menopausal changes before the onset of menopause (defined as no period for 12 months) might include:

1. Cycle irregularity
2. Hot flashes
3. Vaginal dryness

talk with your doctor about something as simple as a low dose birth control pill if appropriate.

Good luck! ...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