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The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?

The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?

12.5 years: The average age for the onset of menstruation is 12 years and 6 months of age. Some girls/women begin having periods earlier and some later, the average is 12.5 years. ...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


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Are periods that last weeks normal in menopause?

Are periods that last weeks normal in menopause?

Depends: Bleeding irregularites are not uncommon in perimenopasue however I would no ignore this. I would recommend following up with a gynecologist further about this. Further evaluation may be needed with pelvic ultrasound and possibly biopsy. ...Read more

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When you start the menopause do you stop having periods?

When you start the menopause do you stop having periods?

Yes: By definition, menopause is the cessation of periods for one year. But if you are younger than 40 and don't have a period for a long time, this should be evaluated by your doc to be sure it isn't form another treatable cause. Further even women in menopause should continue annual gyn visits to stay healthy. ...Read more

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How does missing periods every year affect future menopause?

Missing periods: All women can miss a period in their daily life without reason, but stress can cause disturbances in menstrual periods (moving address can cause a loss of a few months of menses if the move implies a huge pre and post move into the new address), or a severe sickness. Not shown to influence on future menopause age, which can be hereditary, from gd-ma to gd-daughter..... ...Read more

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Can there be a pill 2 end periods for women nearing menopause?

Depends on age: Some women can safely be on the birth control pill to prevent heavy menstrual flow or irregular periods in their forties. It is necessary to consult with your healthcare provider for an answer that will provide you with the safest options for you. ...Read more

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How long does a menopause period last not in years but in days?

Varies: The last menstrual period a woman has may be lighter, heavier, longer, or shorter than her usual periods. "menopause" is a transition time that lasts months to years, not days. ...Read more

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How long in between periods during menopause is ok? 3 1/2 years?

How long in between periods during menopause is ok? 3 1/2 years?

Hmmmm.: Menopause is defined as 12 months beyond the last menstrual cycle. If you are bleeding 3 1/2 years after the last cycle you have post menopausal bleeding. This is not another menstrual cycle. Something else going on and you should be seen to discover the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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I am having a period two times a month, is this related to menopause?

Unlikely: The average age of menopause in the us is around 52 y/o. Two periods every 30 days is not normal in a 32 y/o woman. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Having mild period after two years of menopause.Why is this happening?

Depends. : At such a young age, you may not actually be in menopause. If you are in menopause, then endometrial thickening and uterine cancer need to be ruled out. Definitely go see your gyn. ...Read more