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Is Climacteric The Same As Perimenopause
Yes, kinda: I tend to lump things together so i say yes. Others like to split things apart as distinct and say no. Menopause (also known as climacteric) is actually the time after missing 12 of your previously monthly menses. We refer to the several years during which you might complain of hot flashes, cold sweats & irregular menses, as peri-menopause. But we often lump topgether the whole period of time. ...Read more
Both: Peri-menopause is defined as the variable period of time "around" or leading up to menopause (the full cessation of menstural function x 1 year). Climacteric is described as the perimenopausal time when reproductive functions slow and then cease and many of the classic symptoms develop- hot flashes, weight gain, fatigue, diminished libido, mood changes, bone loss- terms can be used interchangably. ...Read more
Menopause,both sexes: In current practice, climacteric is most often a synonym for female menopause. The term is used for both genders by the international menopause society, which defines itself as "the society for the study of all aspects of the climacteric in men and women." in men it specifically called andropause. ...Read more
I am 48 and only have one ovary. Will I have the same menopause symptoms as women with two? I am starting to show signs now of perimenopause.
What would cause a head rush feeling around 5Am .im in perimenopause,it dont happen every night. Though.its usually when im trying to drift off to sleep.and always at the same time,ive had blood work and all came back normal.Dr says anxiety but i dont see
How do you distinguish the difference between adrenal fatigue,
hypothyroidism, and perimenopause by symptoms alone? They all have the same
Medical evaluation: While symptoms may overlap, untreated hypithyroid and adrenal insufficiency (not aware of the term adrenal fatigue) are potentially life threatening with adrenal complaints including weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weakness and thyroid complaints including weight gain, fatigue, constipation, cold intolerance. Your physician can evaluate for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 41 yrs old & my periods for the past 2 months are very light spotting. This month is the same but with a large blood clot. Is this perimenopause?
Unlikely: The average age of menopause is 51, so 41 would be very early to go through menopause. Hormones can wax and wane in the 40's though, and it's possible you're just experiencing some hormonal swings. Definition of menopause is no period for a year. Your having then, just lighter. Cannot explain blood clot but could also relate to hormones. See a gynecologist to discuss and possible ultrasound. ...Read more
36 yo female on birth control for years (currently on bc patch). For the past 4 months I have had my period every 2 weeks. I had the same issue when on bc pills. Perimenopause or something else?
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