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Menstrual Cycle And Menopause
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, 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; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
I have been regular all my life with my menstrual period. I am 49 and it stopped suddenly. Is menopause that sudden? What I should expect now?
Expect "changes": The changes in your body which happen with menopause are very individual. It is more common to have irregular bleeding with missing a month or two then starting again. You may still have more periods too. Hot flashes , mood changes, etc may or may not affect you. Every woman is a bit unique after all! ...Read more
After not having a menstrual period for five years from menopause, why would light bleeding occur?
Endometrial cancer. : Once you are in menopause, unless you are on cyclic bioidentical hrt, it is not normal to have any bleeding. You need to go to your gyn and be evaluated to make sure you don't have endometrial thickening or uterine cancer. It could also be due to a benign polyp. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: You are born with all of the eggs you will ever use in your lifetime. At some point, these eggs run out and you stop getting your period. Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months. It is usually associated with hotflashes among other symptoms. There are resources online, such as the north american menopause society that can help. ...Read more
Started menstrual cycle about three days before my eleventh birthday, around what age will i begin experiencing menopause?
Hard to know: The average age of menopause (meaning the period stops) is about age 51, but it can occur any time from age 40 to age 55. The time when you will go through menopause is highly variable, depending on your general state of health, whether you smoke, your weight. When you started your periods is not a good predictor of when menopause will come. ...Read more
Is it really necessary to take any medications to get through menopause? #nqlu I am basically healthy, still have menstrual cycles (which are changing), and feel okay other than fatigue. And, I have no healt insurance so bio-identicals etc are not possibl
Not necessary: It's not required that you take hormones for menopause, but it's the way to minimize the accelerated aging symptoms associated with loss of estrogen, Progesterone and testosterone. There are several supplements that can ease symptoms as well, though the supplements don't address the physical changes which are delayed by hrt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 21 day menstrual cycles, Im 48, haven't had a period since 8/8/15. How many have I missed in a row, 2 or 3? Hoping on my way to menopause.
My menstrual cycle is only showing up once every 90 days. Does this mean i'm headed toward menopause? I'm tired all the time & having hot flashes.
Possible: 49 years is getting close to normal menopause time and you are having symptoms that seem like you're peri-menopausal. When it happens, varies for each individual. The best way to predict when it possibly can happen for you is finding out when your mother had her menopause and sisters if you have any. See http://tinyurl.Com/4yo27rg for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it allright during menopause to have a extremely heavy period after a large gap in menstrual cycle? The period is terribly heavy.
It depends: If u have been a year or more since your last period, any bleeding is abnormal. If it is less than a year it may be normal but not good.The uterine lining is still seeing estrogen and growing and can become so thick it starts breaking off without the maturation that progesterone causes.This leads to heavy and prolonged bleeding.U need to see ur PCP or GYN for evaluation and treatment before anemia ...Read more
During and after my menstrual cycle I will have sharp pain right around my arm pits, if touch it it hurts worse or reproduces the pain. It goes away week or so after I stop. I am 39 about to be 40 in july. Could it be a symptom of pre menopause. My mens
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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