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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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Perimenopause (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a woman's estrogen levels start to decline, periods become irregular, and hot flashes may begin, accompanied by mood swings and other ...Read more


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How long does perimenopause usually last?

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 long does menapause last?

How long does menapause last?

Menopause: : Permanent end of menstruation & fertility occurring 12 months after last menstrual period (age 40-60; ave. 51). Women can stay healthy, vital & sexual. Physical & emotional symptoms may disrupt sleep, cause hot flashes, lower energy or trigger anxiety, sadness & feeling of loss. For bothersome symptoms, effective treatments are available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. ...Read more

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How long does mensturation last?

How long does mensturation last?

Variable: From 1 or 2 days to 10 or more depending or several factors including activity, medications, age, etc. ...Read more

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How long does ovulation last?

How long does ovulation last?

One day: Ovulation, release of the egg, is a one time event, once per month. A woman's fertilie period begins several days before ovulation. ...Read more

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How long does ovulation last?

How long does ovulation last?

Instantaneous. : Ovulation happens as an instantaneous event usually on day 14 of a 28 day cycle. The signs of ovulation start a day or two earlier and continue after ovulation has occurred. When an egg is released it retains its maximum fertilizing potential for about 24 hours after which it dies. ...Read more

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How long does ovulation last?

How long does ovulation last?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs over a few hours where the egg is released from the ovary . The egg can be fertilized over a 12 to 24 hour time period. ...Read more

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How long does ovulation last?

How long does ovulation last?

Not that long: Ovulation is quick process that lasts on a matter of minutes. The egg is fertilizable for about 12 hours. The sperm however can last in the cervical mucus for 2-3 days extending the fertile period out. ...Read more

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How long does implantation last for?

How long does implantation last for?

Implantation: There is no defined 'time frame' for how long implantation lasts; however, implantation always occurs between the 6th and 7th day after fertilization. ...Read more

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How long does spotting last?

How long does spotting last?

A few days: Generally, most menstrual cycles are 5-7 days in length. The first 3-5 of these will involve moderate to heavy flow of menstrual blood. The last 2-3 days will be more what many ladies will consider spotting. Spotting that occurs outside the cycle or ever during pregnancy can be from serious issues ANS should be brought to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does thrush last in men?

How long does thrush last in men?

Thrush in Men: Unless you have just completed an antibiotic, thush is very uncommon in men. You should see a physician to exclude a disorder of the immune system if a thrush infection does not follow use of antibiotics or the thrush infection lasts longer than fourteen days. ...Read more

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How long before menstruation does PMS last?

How long before menstruation does PMS last?

Few days to a week: Pms usually starts a few days to a week before onset of menstruation. But there can be variations plus or minus a few days. ...Read more

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How long does insomnia last?

How long does insomnia last?

Depends on cause: Insomnia is often transient, but can be patterned and self perpetuating. Best to read about sleep hygiene on line. ...Read more

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How long does spotting usually last?

How long does spotting usually last?

Spotting: Variable as it can be from birth control pills/devices/ shots, variation, from impending miscarriage ,ectopic. Follow up with doc ...Read more

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How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

See below: Untreated pneumonia especially bacterial will last until one shows up to be hospitalized for treatment. Please seek medical treatment to avoid the complications of this options. ...Read more

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How long do periods usually last?

How long do periods usually last?

4-5 days: If your periods are irregular or not always the same lenght of time, make sure you are getting your regular gyn exams and discuss with your gyn. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does PMS after ovulation last?

How long does PMS after ovulation last?

Good question: Usually, pms symptoms occur before your periods. Some women can experience pms like symptoms around their time of ovulation too.. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet. Take care. ...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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For how long does ovulation bleeding last?

Not?: Bleeding is not a usual part of normal ovulation - or are you asking about imlantation bleeding, or some other bleeding? ...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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What is the average age for perimenopause in UK how long does it last ?

USA: I don't know about the UK, but average age of menopause in the US is 52. Most start the perimenopausal period at 48-50 years of age. ...Read more

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How long can spotting last during perimenopause and is it normal? I have had 3 colposcapies in the last 10 years and they have all been normal.

How long can spotting last during perimenopause and is it normal? I have had 3 colposcapies in the last 10 years and they have all been normal.

Spotting @ 55: Perimenopause can cause lightened or absent periods with spotting. However, endometrial cancer also presents in the same way. Colposcopies are not the prime way to assess the endometrium as it looks at the endocervical canal and cervix itself and not the endometrium. An endometrial biopsy will tell you and your MD much more about why you are spotting if this is worrisome. ...Read more

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Late period 3 days. Negative pregnancy test. But had sore nipples, nausea. Last cycle was only 19 days long. Is this perimenopause?

Late period 3 days. Negative pregnancy test. But had sore nipples, nausea. Last cycle was only 19 days long. Is this perimenopause?

Could be: You should re do the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why do I no longer have the urge for sex during perimenopause?

Why do I no longer have the urge for sex during perimenopause?

Sex and perimenopaus: Increased stress. Level and hormonal imbalance , which can be common at this time , can cause that. ...Read more

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In perimenopause and having DUB, don't want to take hormones, will it ever go away on its own, how long will it take?

In perimenopause and having DUB, don't want to take hormones, will it ever go away on its own, how long will it take?

Menopause: The average age of true menopause is 54 , so if you are having "DUB", it is important to have an ultrasound to measure the thickness of the uterine lining, to ascertain whether a tissue biopsy is necessary. See your gyn provider for testing and an exam. ...Read more

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In perimenopause, last period was 2 months ago, but for 2 days I am having some pink when wiping, is this serious or normal?

In perimenopause, last period was 2 months ago, but for 2 days I am having some pink when wiping, is this serious or normal?

Normal: What you described fit in with usual symptoms around menopause. If the symptoms persist beyond two weeks, it would be prudent to consult your gynecologist. You should use birth control for a year past your last period.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I'm healthy, active and in perimenopause. Hard time reaching orgasm, new problem. Used lube, still takes long time. Bloodwork normal. Any help?

I'm healthy, active and in perimenopause.  Hard time reaching orgasm, new problem.  Used lube, still takes long time. Bloodwork normal. Any help?

See a doctor: See a primary, gynecologist or urogynecologist. Recommend evaluation of medication conditions such as diabetes, nerve disorders, back disorders....that could be contributing. If no medical issues, then your brain is your largest sex organ. Find things that stimulate your brain. Practice makes perfect. ...Read more

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Is 34 too young to start perimenopause? Been passing lots of larger clots and having lots or cramps last couple cycles with this cycle coming late.

Perimenopause : the transition can start at any age but the average is about 45. There are many reasons for heavy menses that are more common in younger women. You will need a thorough exam and work up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can my periods become irregular due to perimenopause even if i am on the bc patch? I am 43 years old & just had period a week early & lasted 12 days

Can my periods become irregular due to perimenopause even if i am on the bc patch?  I am 43 years old &  just had period a week early & lasted 12 days

Yes: If your body is changing with natural aging, and your hormones are fluctuating, and at times you may not be ovulating, then your period can certainly be affected despite the patch you are on. ...Read more

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I am 43 and on the birth control patch and have been for a very long time. Is it true that bc will always mask perimenopause symptoms?

I am 43 and on the birth control patch and have been for a very long time. Is it true that bc will always mask perimenopause symptoms?

Yes: the patch contains estrogen, and menopause is characterized by estrogen deficiency, which you will not experience if you are receiving supplemental estrogen. ...Read more

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In perimenopause,last period 2 mths ago, light and 7 days, now 14 days of just very light bleed, barely need liner, is this normal, worried!

In perimenopause,last period 2 mths ago, light and 7 days, now 14 days of just very light bleed, barely need liner, is this normal, worried!

Evaluation: 14 days of bleeding at age 56 should be evaluated by a gynecologist. They will likely want to do a pelvic examination and an ultrasound. They will want to evaluate for polyps and may want to evaluate the lining with a biopsy. ...Read more

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Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks for perimenopause symptoms. Started out with improvements but didn't last. Now what?

See your doctor: Your ob/gyn specialist can review your symptoms and suggest treatment based on your medical and family history. This may include estrogen in addition to the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) you are taking now. ...Read more

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Period usually 5-6 days. Last 3 cycles has been 8 days. 32 years old had 7 kids, also started menses at age 10. Is this possibly perimenopause?

Longer periods: Abnormalities of your menstrual cycle can be caused by a number factors. Metabolic causes such as thyroid disease, diabetes and menopause are easy to screen with a thorough history, physical exam, and blood work. Anatomic causes exist as well such as uterine polyps, uterine fibroids and endometrial hyperplasia. An endometrial biopsy along with a pelvic ultrasound are useful diagnostic tools. ...Read more

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Im currently on CD62. Usually my cycle is 60. I experienced small spotting last night, but no period as per normal. Im very worried. Perimenopause?

Im currently on CD62. Usually my cycle is 60. I experienced small spotting last night, but no period as per normal. Im very worried. Perimenopause?

Unlikely: Your cycles are abnormally long at 60 days and I think someone should look into that but you are very young for this to be perimenopause at 28. The perimenopause is usually the 5 years before and the 5 years after your last period (when you run out of eggs). Menopause before age 40 is considered premature and is abnormal. Check a pregnancy test and see a doctor to help explain the long cycles. ...Read more

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FM 50,perimenopause , from last two days i get spells of coldness in my both calf muscles, no pain,numbness,tingling. So what to do? Thanks

FM 50,perimenopause , from last two days i get spells of coldness in my both calf muscles, no pain,numbness,tingling. So what to do? Thanks

Cold Calves: Lower extremity coldness can be due to many conditions, too numerous to discuss here. With hormonal fluctuations, as a woman approaches menopause, there may be a phenomenon of superficial vascular hyper-reactivity. Dilation is often described by many women as hot flashes, dizziness, sweating, etc. If vessels constrict, blood flow decreases, the skin will cool, hence the cold limbs. ...Read more