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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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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Can early onset of menopause run in the family?

Usually: For some reason or an other, likely genetic, women tend to go thru menopause at same age as their mothers & sisters. ...Read more

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Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...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 ?

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?

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. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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