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I'm 47& have had symptoms of anovulation for the last year. I realize I might be heading into menopause. Twice this year I've experienced severe hypoglycemia during an "off" month. usually happens when I should be menstruating.do I need hormones? no energ

I'm 47& have had symptoms of anovulation for the last year. I realize I might be heading into menopause. Twice this year I've experienced severe hypoglycemia during an "off" month. usually happens when I should be menstruating.do I need hormones? no energ

They might help: But first you need a full exam, possibly some tests, and a discussion with your doctor. If you review all of your symptoms with him or her without jumping to conclusions about what you think they mean, you will be better able to determine your best course of treatment. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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How come my pre menopause symptoms are more obvious during menustration?

How come my pre menopause symptoms are more obvious during menustration?

Hormone levels: Your ovarian hormone levels are at their lowest which is contributing to your symptoms. They start rising again about day 5-7. ...Read more

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Stop menstruating 9 months ago all of sudden got period i'm 50 thought i started menopause is this normal don't know what's going on?

Stop menstruating 9 months ago all of sudden  got period  i'm 50 thought i started menopause is this normal don't know what's going on?

Not uncommon: Periods become irregular around 50 years of age. But they usually stop completely over another year or so. If you have any more /irregular bleeding , need to go see your gynecologist as post menopausal bleeding can be sign of uterine diseases. So any more 'periods' especially if they occur irregularly(more than once a month), you must get yourself checked by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation with early menses and early menopause? I got my first period when I was 12 and now at 39 I am in early menopause.

Is there any correlation with early menses and early menopause? I got my first period when I was 12 and now at 39 I am in early menopause.

No: There is no known correlation between age at first period and age at menopause. About 1% of american women experience premature menopause. That's about 490, 000 women. If you need help with symptoms or emotional issues, talk to your doctor about your options. The benefits of using hormones at earlier ages often outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Could i be going through menopause at 40 I have been on menses for 3 weeks. Mum had menopause at 53 docs are doing test just concerned.

Could i be going through menopause at 40 I have been on menses for 3 weeks. Mum had menopause at 53 docs are doing test just concerned.

Not likely: The beginning of menopause is usually indicated by a skipping of periods, perhaps with some occasional hot flashes. Three straight weeks of bleeding at age 40 may indicate some hormonal irregularity, or could be caused by polyps or fibroids. Usually this resolves on its own, but if not, you should be evaluated for sources of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Had menses on 12/25 then on 1/11. Never happened before in my life. Beginning of menopause or related to endometriosis? Am 45. Should i see my gyn?

Had menses on 12/25 then on 1/11. Never happened before in my life. Beginning of menopause or related to endometriosis? Am 45. Should i see my gyn?

Irreg periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Fm49 from last two months I am getting mensuration which goes on for 14 days. Could this be sign of approaching menopause?

Maybe, but.....: What you describe is defined as dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or dub. Dub may be caused by approaching menopause, but it may also represent other abnormalities, and needs an evaluation by a gyn. Myou may need a endovaginal ultrasound and possibly an endometrial biopsy. Please contact your gyn to have this evaluation done. Best of luck! ...Read more

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After not having a menstrual period for five years from menopause, why would light bleeding occur?

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

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My menses usually runs for 4 to 5 days, Now it's been nearly 2 weeks and I am still spotting blood daily. Sign of menopause?

My menses usually runs for 4 to 5 days, Now it's been nearly 2 weeks and I am still spotting blood daily. Sign of menopause?

Doubt menopause: Hi. Menopause isn't likely, given your age (40) and the fact that prolonged bleeding is not a normal manifestation of menopause. Please talk with your gyn. There are benign and malignant causes for abnormal bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more

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Aged 50, treated for graves' disease since august 13. No menstration since january 13. Still getting hot flushes, is this graves or menopause?

Aged 50, treated for graves' disease since august 13. No menstration since january 13. Still getting hot flushes, is this graves or menopause?

Feeling hot: Good question. Graves usually makes you feel hot all the time, whereas menopause will give you the episodic hot flashes. Are you on medications for graves? What is your free t4? If it is still high, maybe the treatment is not enough, or not working. You are ripe for menopause. A blood lh level should be high is estrogen is down (as in menopause). You may wish to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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40years age.only spotting in menses time for 3days .no bleeding or pregnancy. Am I proceeding towarda menopause or any other problem. what should i do?

40years age.only spotting in menses time for 3days .no bleeding or pregnancy. Am I proceeding towarda menopause or any other problem. what should i do?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What advice is there about coping with menopause without medication? Do you have a higher risk of cancer after menopause? I heard women/girls have a monthly menses b/c it was a way of your body getting cleaned out.. Is this true that when you get older an

What advice is there about coping with menopause without medication? Do you have a higher risk of cancer after menopause? I heard women/girls have a monthly menses b/c it was a way of your body getting cleaned out.. Is this true that when you get older an

Some : Some women definitely have more problems with others with menopause. You are correct, a healthy lifestyle can help with menopause symptoms. Eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, and limiting alcohol intake to no more than 2 glasses a day is beneficial. Ideally, a patient should exercise 30 minutes a day. Just walking is a perfect exercise. Weight-lifting can be beneficial to avoid loss of muscle mass. If a patient is hypothyroid, the best treatment is taking thyroid as you are. There are no other proven effective methods for the control of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Possible 2B born with low eggsupply?Since 1st mens 12.5yrs old seldom menses.Have acne, hairgrowth, but normal weight&bloodtests.My mum's menopause=50

Possible 2B born with low eggsupply?Since 1st mens 12.5yrs old seldom menses.Have acne, hairgrowth, but normal weight&bloodtests.My mum's menopause=50

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Why am i gaining weight during menopause? I'm actually eating even more healthily than i was before i started going through menopause, but i've gained at least 15 pounds. What's up with the weight gain, and how can I prevent it? .

Why am i gaining weight during menopause? I'm actually eating even more healthily than i was before i started going through menopause, but i've gained at least 15 pounds. What's up with the weight gain, and how can I prevent it?

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This : This is a very common complaint amongst women going through menopause. Most women gain between 5-20 pounds during menopause. This has to do with the change in the estrogen/progesterone production, and the slowdown of metabolism. It sounds like you are doing everything right, but are still having a problem. Be sure that your thyroid level has been checked and is normal, as hypothyroidism can cause weight gain and is a common occurrence. Seeing a nutritionist can be helpful as well, as they can make recommendations of eating patterns that can boost metabolism. ...Read more

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What can I expect during menopause?

What can I expect during menopause?

Support her !: It is a natural event in a woman's life that can last months or years. When the ovaries stop producing estrogen around age 52, a woman can have hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, vaginal dryness, sleeplessness and other symptoms. Some women have severe symptoms, some mild and the duration varies widely. A woman should definitely see her gyn hcp (healthcare provider) for further advice. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during menopause?

Bit early to ask: Here it is: menstruationis stop, ovulation does not occur and part of ovaries shut down. Due to lack of estrogen and Progesterone woman has hot flashes, lack of sleep, dry skin, vaginal dryness, cessation of sexual drive, increased loss of cognitive function and so on.. Good news, all that is easily treatable with bio identical hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more