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What is perimenopause?

What is perimenopause?

Timearound menapause: Perimenopause is the menopause transition years in a woman;s life. That is to say, it is the time in a woman's life where her periods are starting to change and will eventually stop. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


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 what is perimenopause?

 what is perimenopause?

Perimenopause: That period of time between normal female menstrual cycles and menopause. During this period of time hormone balance may change causing numerous symptom in women. This can be from early 30s to early 50s. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause all about?

Hormone balance: Basically, the ovary becomes dysfunctional past a certain age, which is why women are less fertile at 35 than they are at 25. Most hormones affect one another so that as we age, we become imbalanced. This can lead to the symptoms commonly referred to as perimenopause. They are treatable and reversible. While depression may be present, it almost never is the sole culprit of these symptoms. ...Read more

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At what age does perimenopause start?

Everyone different: Average age 45+/-, signaled by irregular periods. Early perimenopause cycles different by 7 days or more, late perimenopause(pm) starts with no period more than 60 days. Starts and stops. Most symptoms(sx) in late pm, but symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes and sleep disturbance in days before eriod can start when periods still regular. ...Read more

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What can I expect from perimenopause?

Perimenopause: An excellent question although probably/hopefully a bit early. There are many articles on this topic on the Internet. Take your time reading them You might also see if your gynecologist has a particular article you might want to read first. ...Read more

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What is a perimenopause length usually?

Varies widely: Average would be about 8 years. Some patients however, never have the first symptom of menopause during the entire transition. So it may be hard to really pinpoint the onset of this timeframe. Subtly things like mood changes, headaches, pre-cycle bloating, night sweats, hot flashes, may all be indicative of this change. Cycle shortening to 26 days or shorter is also very characteristic. ...Read more

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When does perimenopause generally begin?

Late 40s/ early 50s: The average age of menopause, defined as the very last period, is 51 though it can vary anywhere from 45 to 55. Perimenopause generally refers to the 2 to 3 years around the time of the last menstrual period when the periods may become irregular and hormone swings may be more dramatic. Sxs vary from none to extreme hot flashes, breast tenderness, pms, menstrual migraines and mood changes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for perimenopause?

Varied: Some women are lucky enough to go thru peri-menopause w/o a hitch. Others complain of hot flashes, night sweats, irregular menses, moodiness, cognitive changes, decrease in libido, vaginal dryness and/or loss of lubrication, change in weight, change in skin, & more. Loss of bone density is well documented. ...Read more

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How long does perimenopause usually last?

Unpredictable: Some women will have symptoms for only a few months and others will have them for 20-40 years. ...Read more

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How to tell the symptoms of perimenopause?

Same as menopause: Perimenopause is the period of time when most women start to experience irregular periods and other symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats. Menopause is not diagnosed until it has been one year without any periods. Everyone is different and some, all or even none of these symptoms may be present. ...Read more

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How can I help my gf through perimenopause?

Suggest hormones: There is still very good evidence that all women barring the few with absolute contraindications to hormone replacement therapy, will benefit significantly from hrt. Too numerous to mention here are the benefits of hrt. Minimal risks in most patients. The biggest negative for the patient would be the cosmetic changes. Ten years of skin wrinkling, acne and hair loss in the first 1-2 years. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause a what age can start?

It's premenopause: It usually starts @45-50 with missing or irregular periods. Ovulation stops & fsh & estrogen fluctuate until the ovaries no longer respond to fsh. Periods stop & when there are no periods for 1 year that's menopause. ...Read more

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Is there a test to show if I am in perimenopause?

No: The tests for menopause are very unreliable for perimenopause, perimenopause is better defined by the symptoms, which can last for months or years before periods stop completely. Sometimes, perimenopausal symptoms will come and go for a number of years before their final time.Especially, with this type of course, tests will be unreliable. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms involved with perimenopause?

What are the symptoms involved with perimenopause?

Peri-menopause is: When you start noticing something is a little "off", (usually with your periods) or maybe it seems like you're more irritable than usual. Everyone has different symptoms at different times so it's really hard to determine exactly when you started into the peri-menopause phase, but when you can start putting 2 or 3 or more of these symptoms together and they're hanging around for two or three month. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect from perimenopause?

Any tips? What should I expect from perimenopause?

Many: Often the first symptom of perimenopause is sleep disruption. Women wake up around 2 am and cant go back to sleep. Anxiety is often present - much like PMS but not cyclic. Irregular menses are common due to lack of ovulation. Breast tenderness is common due to estrogen dominance.Hot flashes can occur usually at night but this varies. Bloating and swelling of feet and legs is common. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my wife through perimenopause?

Kind and understandi: Be kind and understanding. In other words, the same warm and compassionate human being you've always been. Remember, it's not something she can totally control or correct. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my wife through perimenopause?

Be supportive : The major bothersome symptom is hot flashes. They last for a median of 8 months, and then begin to fade. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: perimenopause?

It's a several: Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk it over w/your doctor. ...Read more