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How To Delay Menopause
Delaying Menses: Progesterone will do it. Using prometrium, (micronized progesterone) 200mg, twice a day, can delay menses for 5-10 days is needed. Helpful sometmes for trips....A better solution though is to force a period before you go so it is over, which again uses Progesterone for 5-10 days. ...Read more
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
If obese -weight : Loss may allow for period return. If you're inactive – try regular aerobic activity (at least 4 days/week). If severely underweight – ^in bmi may help restore periods. If an endurance athlete – try cutting back on training. For polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin may help. Some birth control pills as well as meds like Progesterone or Provera (medroxyprogesterone) could be used under gyn supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescription: You would get it by prescription from your doctor. Generally you'd take it during the second half of the cycle before the one you want to delay. Do not do this without professional guidance. ...Read more
Oral contraceptive: Talk to your family doc or gynecologist about your oral contraceptive. When taking traditional birth control pills, the active ones are usually the 1st 3wks' worth while the last week's are placebo or sugar pills. You can delay your period by skipping your sugar pills & starting your next month's pack as soon as you finish the previous month. Best to discuss this w/your family doc before doing so. ...Read more
Estrogen & Menopause: Depends on the cream, but about 50% of women after menopause will grow a lining if stimulated by estradiol. Think of Estradiol as a fertilizer. Then we come in with the "lawnmower" which is progesterone, often in a 10-day burst every few months to remove the lining. ...Read more
Ovarian aging: You were born with all the eggs you will have. Each month, a number start out and only 1 ovulates. Therefore the number and quality continues to decline. Some women will run out earlier than others. Still, there isn't a way to tell when you will stop having periods completely. You can only after they stop completely. ...Read more
Average vs some: Most cited info gives a timeframe of 6m to 1yr for most to become regular after first menses.Ovulation (egg release) is considered the delayed factor. Some women will remain irregular throughout their reproductive years. Many seek out the Pill as a way to drive a more predictable pattern. ...Read more
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Varies: It may stop abruptly or more gradually over period of time. ...Read more
Late periods: Sometimes women will want to delay their menses for purposes of a vacation, wedding, or some other event. For someone on birth control pills, they can simply skip the placebo (sugar) pills at the end of the pack. Otherwise, a doctor can prescribe a progestin to take for a few days and might delay the menses, but there is no guarentee. ...Read more
It is not the exerci: Exercise, it is the wt loss from the exercise decreasing your estrogen levels, it depends how much u weigh and what your estrogen level is and what your endometrial lining measures, because if u do not make enough estrogen , you will not build up enough tissue to get a period, so it could be delayed a month or indefinitely, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause Is Forever: In menopause the ovaries are permanently no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Cyclic bhrt can help. ...Read more
Ovarian function: Perimenopause is the period of time in which your ovaries are working less well, but have not stopped producing estrogen or ovulating. Menopause is the last menstrual period - and you only know that for sure in retrospect. Post-menopause is all the years after the last menstrual period. ...Read more
Varies: Probably won't delay it at all, but could skip a whole cycle. ...Read more
Immediatly: Amenorhhea is what brings women in to see a gynecologist or endocrinologist. The ovarian failure may actually occur a few months before, but unless a woman is trying to get pregnant, it is the absence of a menstrual period that brings women in. That is the time when blood tests suggest the problem is primarily ovarian. ...Read more
This varies: This is a very individualized question. Endometriosis is definately associated with infertility. But it is unclear what degree of it is needed to impair fertility. Some women have very mild implants of endometriosis yet cannot conceive. If you were diagnosed with the condition, it does not mean you are fated not to concieve. It is a long process of evaluation and follow up. Just stay encouraged. ...Read more
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