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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)

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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What is it? I have irregular menstrual periods.

What is it? I have irregular menstrual periods.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods.

Irregular periods: Irregular clothing sizes often lead to markdowns in retail stores. However, irregular periods are the bane of a woman's existence as the unpredictability makes it difficult to not only be prepared for the flow, but raise concerns about pregnancy if sexually active. You need to see a GYN MD to be evaluated for the many medical causes for irregular periods and a solution with Rx. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods.

See a doctor: I am sorry to hear this. I would recommend seeing a doctor to go through your history, have an exam and possibly an ultrasound and blood work. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is pri menopause last after you miss periods?

Perimenopause: Peri menopause is as your ovulation slows down and become irregular with accompanying symptoms no definate period. ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a period after 2 years of menopause?

No. See GYN: This is post menopausal bleeding which is not normal. It may be from endometrial polyp, hyperplasia, endometrial or cervcal cancer or fibroids. Please see a gyn dotor for appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Can women that start their period late start menopause early?

Can women that start their period late start menopause early?

No.: If you are worried about going into menopause early, you can have a pelvic ultrasound done to evaluate your "follicle count.". ...Read more

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Is it unusual and lucky not to get irregular menstrual periods?

Unusual no,lucky yes: Many women have regular monthly menstruation; this is the norm. Irregular menstrual patterns are common and may be a sign of a problem. If you have regular cycles you are both normal and lucky. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: irregular menstrual periods?

What is the definition or description of: irregular menstrual periods?

Not monthly: Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have an irregular menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What's the relation between the age you get your period and menopause?

What's the relation between the age you get your period and menopause?

Not much. : If you are worried about going into menopause early, you can have a pelvic ultrasound done to evaluate your "follicle count, or check your amh level. ...Read more

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If I got my first period at 15 does it mean i'll have a later menopause?

If I got my first period at 15 does it mean i'll have a later menopause?

The opposite: Most patients who start their periods earlier go through menopause later, and those who start later(after age 12) usually end in their 40's. Also, check the age of your mother's menopause, if she did not have surgery(hysterectomy) and you will have a rough idea about your own. ...Read more

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Menopause. When you have not had a period for 4 months are you in menopause?

Menopause. When you have not had a period for 4 months are you in menopause?

Yes: Menopause is a process that takes several years. It is manifest by irregularity of periods regarding frequency, amount, & duration. What you are experiencing is variability in they frequency of your periods. You may have a period monthly or you may skip several months & then have another period. This may go on for several years until they eventually stop altogether. Look for hot flashes & sweats. ...Read more

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Im 29 could i be going thru menopause?Havent had a period since end of february

Im 29 could i be going thru menopause?Havent had  a period since end of february

See below: For your own peace of mind, please make an appointment with your primary doctor or obgyn. You need to find out what's happening and it can only be done by face-to-face encounter. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal during menopause to get period again 12 days after getting last period?

Is it normal during menopause to get period again 12 days after getting last period?

It can be: While irregular bleeding due to hormonal changes is common during perimenopause,, more serious causes of bleeding have to be ruled out. A sonogram or biopsy of the uterine lining may be useful. You should make an appointment with your gynecologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm a 55yr old female, should I be in menopause now? My last period was December 2014.

I'm a 55yr old female, should I be in menopause now? My last period was December 2014.

Variable menopause: Menopause occurs at variable ages from 43 to 55 normally. If you are still having regular periods then unfortunately, menopause has not yet occurred. If you are skipping periods, a GYN MD can do a FSH blood test and determine if you are close to that "magical" period cessation time. Genetically, some women have a later menopause then others. ...Read more

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Is this is my menopause symptom? I haven't had my periods over 7weeks, i'm 48 years old

Is this is my menopause symptom? I haven't had my periods over 7weeks, i'm 48 years old

Could be pregnancy: Many things, including pregnancy, can cause a missed period, although pregnancy isn't common at your age. Keep track of your periods, use birth control if you're sexually active, and know that the definition of menopause is one full year without a period. You should talk with your doctor about the menopausal transition. ...Read more

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Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more