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My girlfriend started nuvaring, how long will the menopause-like symptoms last for? Spotting, hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido

My girlfriend started nuvaring, how long will the menopause-like symptoms last for? Spotting, hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido

2-3 months: These symptoms typically resolve with the first 2-3 cycles of any combination (estrogen and progesterone containing) hormonal birth control. This includes the pill and Nuvaring. If they persist she should talk to her doctor again about maybe changing formulations. ...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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How long does pre-menopause last? I've been dealing with the symptoms of menopause, with hot flashes and thinning hair and all of that, for about four years now, but i'm still getting periods about once every two or three months. When is this going to sto

How long does pre-menopause last? I've been dealing with the symptoms of menopause, with hot flashes and thinning hair and all of that, for about four years now, but i'm still getting periods about once every two or three months. When is this going to sto

I : I am sorry that you are going through all of that. The average pre-menopause and menopause last anywhere from 2-6 years depending on the patient. I am not sure of your age. The average age of period cessation for women is 53-54. As yours has been going on for so long, seeing a gynecologist to discuss your symptoms and possible treatment would be a reasonable consideration. In addition, other causes of hair thinning, such as hypothyroidism, should be ruled out, though certainly hair does thin for some women through menopause. ...Read more

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How long does menopause last?

How long does menopause last?

Menopause: Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for 1 year. The symptoms of menopause can continue for a short period of time in some women e.g. For a few months or in other women symptoms can continue for 20 + years. If you are experiencing symptoms related to menopause, see your doctor for relief of these symptoms. ...Read more

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If I am now 54, how long does menopause last?

If I am now 54, how long does menopause last?

Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does menopause usually last?

Can you tell me how long does menopause usually last?

Varies: The definition of "menopause" is no period for 12 months. The symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, sleep problems, etc.) can go on for years. There are ways to address the various problems. Check out the north american menopause society website for help. ...Read more

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How long does the pain from going through menopause last?

????: Menopause should not cause any pain ! if u are having pain u need to see your gyn for a work-up, menopause can cause bad hot flashes and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the menopause actually last for please?

The end of periods: The medical definition of menopause is no periods for a year. The average age at menopause is around 50 yo. Usually periods become more irregular before they finally stop. This can last for several years. It's not possible to predict the final menstrual period very accurately. It occurs when the ovaries stop producing hormones. ...Read more

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Is it normal for menopause symptoms to last for 2 and a half years?

Is it normal for menopause symptoms to last for 2 and a half years?

Hot flashes?: If by menopause symptoms you mean hot flashes, then yes, it is common for hot flashes to last more than 2 years. Some women have hot flashes for 10 years. But they should diminish over time. ...Read more

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How long would menopause last and when do you know you are through it?

How long would menopause last and when do you know you are through it?

Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more