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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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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Does anyone out there have premature menopause that goes away?

Does anyone out there have premature menopause that goes away?

No: If it is truly premature menopause with high fsh levels in menopausal range, then no, this does not go away. There are women who do not have a period but are not menopausal do to hormonal imbalances, tumors, stress, chronic illness. Often when this improves, their hormones come back and they resume normal periods. ...Read more

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Dear, What would your advice be, to manage hot flashes, menopause already going on for 6 years, in individual working on night (and day) shifts. Thank?

Dear, What would your advice be, to manage hot flashes, menopause already going on for 6 years, in individual working on night (and day) shifts. Thank?

GYN evaluation: You made need HRT (hormone replacement therapy) using pills, creams or patches. You should get a current pelvic exam, female hormone levels, thyroid studies and a PAP. I suggest a thorough GYN exam ...Read more

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Hello, does thyroid hormones and menopause hormones go hand and hand? I have half thyroid and 1 ovary and 1 tube.

Hello, does thyroid hormones and menopause hormones go hand and hand? I have half thyroid and 1 ovary and 1 tube.

No.: The two systems are generally separate and are treated independently. Severe abnormalities of thyroid function or thyroid replacement will alter almost every body function including menstruation. ...Read more

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Fm 49, what is usually pattern of periods when they are about to go (menopause approaching). Do they necessarily become heavy, prolong and irregular?

No "normal": As a woman approaches menopause the menstrual pattern can change in many ways. Some women just stop (few and lucky), some have menses that are irregular (occasional skipping), some have worsening cramps, flow and pms.There are other reasons for heavy/prolonged menses such as fibroids, polyps, overgrowth of tissue. Talk to your doctor and see if you need evaluation (us/biopsy). ...Read more

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So body aches are common during menopause. Does it go away. Or is it something I'm going to have rest of my life. And what can I do.

So body aches are common during menopause. Does it go away. Or is it something I'm going to have rest of my life. And what can I do.

Things can be done: Aches, stiffness and joint pains are commonly experienced by menopausal women. These aches and pains commonly occur in the hands, knees, hips, lower back and shoulders.
Often medication and exercise and diet help to decrease these symptoms.
Gyn can recommend some supplements that will help to decrease some of these symptoms, --pain, sleep problems etc. ...Read more

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Is tiredness and aching body a system of menopause. I am going trow permenpause.

Sxs: When perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; fatigue, depression, dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, joint pain, insomnia, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age for menopause is 51. ...Read more

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Is there anything else that I can do or take for menopause with out going to my doctor. I have hot flushes and bloated and I am very moody.

Black Cohash: Take a trip to your local health food store. Naturally derived preparations containing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, are available as suppliments. These are at much lower potency then bioidentical hormones prescribed by your doctor from a compounding pharmacy, but depending on your level of deficiencies may produce some relief. ...Read more

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I'll be 49 this year. I have 3 fibroids. At my age should I just live with my heavy periods and pain, being do close to menopause? Will it go away?

I'll be 49 this year. I have 3 fibroids. At my age should I just live with my heavy periods and pain, being do close to menopause? Will it go away?

Possibly: When you go through menopause your heavy periods will stop. The average age of menopause in the us is 51. If your heavy periods are affecting your life then you should have a hysterectomy. If you can wait then go for it. Make sure you aren't becoming anemic with symptoms of weakness, fatigue, dizzyness and appearing pale. For a minimally invasive hysterectomy call my office 714-997-9595. ...Read more

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Can I be going though menopause at 39?

Can I be going though menopause at 39?

Possible: The average age of menopause is 51, but some women experience it earlier or later. Your gyn can run the appropriate tests to see where you stand. ...Read more

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At what age do women go through menopause?

At what age do women go through menopause?

Varies: The average age of menopause is age 51. However, every woman is different. A minority of women will go through menopause in their early 40s or even late 50s. ...Read more

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Can a woman in early 40s go into menopause?

Perimenopause: Short answer is yes. Women often imitate what other female family members did so good idea to check on mom and older sister patterns in this. Women in this age may go through perimenopause, known as the menopausal transition. She may note less regular periods--often more spaced apart, poor sleep, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, change in sex drive. Blood tests can confirm. ...Read more

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How do I know if im going through menopause?

How do I know if im going through menopause?

Cycles: By definition, menopause is going a full year without a period. The symptoms of menopause (hot flushes etc) may start early and may extend after the cycles stop. It varies tremendously for each person. My book "A Woman's Guide to Hormone Health" details both symptoms and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go through menopause at 31?

Is it possible to go through menopause at 31?

Possible, not likely: If you are having hot flashes or NT sweats at age 31, I suspect they are from a side effect of a medication, such as antidepressant, or that you have Progesterone deficiency and/or adrenal fatigue/insufficiency. Other symptoms of menopause, such as mood swings and trouble sleeping, these can be related to above as well. Night sweats can also be a sign of something serious, so get evaluated. ...Read more

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Could I be going through menopause at agr 40?

Yes: Menopause can definitely occur at that age, or even earlier, if you have concerns, check w/your physician. ...Read more

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Could I be going through menopause at just 25?

Possible: There is an entity called 'premature menopause' - I have seen it. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am going through menopause?

How can I know if I am going through menopause?

Menopause: Symptoms include irregular, or light periods. One can feel hot flashes or moodiness. A physician can directly measure mid cycle estrogen which is low and/ or fsh levels which are elevated. ...Read more

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