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Frequent Periods Menopause
The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?
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
I'm 48 years old and i've been experiencing that my period s are slowing down..Does that mean i'm going to through menopause?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer