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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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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

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 ...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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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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