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Help having aches pains.erractic periods.sleepless nights and itchy skin.this perimenopause?

Help having aches pains.erractic periods.sleepless nights and itchy skin.this perimenopause?

Probably.: I believe that lack of sleep is probably causing the headaches , anxiety and the itchy skin. Hormonal changes often brings changes in our body causing involutional melancholia. Please have your PCP check you up and get your hormonal levels and treat them if appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


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The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

Not to ignore: B"sd not to be ignored - even if you had your mammogram last week. With a negative mammogram a cancer is unlikely but any change in the breast as you described should be brought to medical attention. It is not an emergency, so you could wait a week and if it goes away should probably just maintain routine breast health surveillance. ...Read more

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Almost 52, perimenopause, using alesse since May; 7th day since last pill and no cycle; sore tender breasts. Can I delay the next cycle 1 or 2 days?

Almost 52, perimenopause, using alesse since May; 7th day since last pill and no cycle; sore tender breasts. Can I delay the next cycle 1 or 2 days?

Alesse: Even if you are perimenopausal there is a small risk of pregnancy. When you delay BCP then they are not effective in preventing pregnancy for a while,usually 7 days if you missed 2 days.You may also need to double up on a dose or 2 but discuss that with your doctor. If you have not had your period yet before restarting would check urine blood HCG. ...Read more

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43-yr old female. Breasts and nipples sore. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy. Could this be a symptom of perimenopause?

43-yr old female.  Breasts and nipples sore.  Period 6 days late.  Husband has had a vasectomy.  Could this be a symptom of perimenopause?

May be pregnant: No contraceptive is 100% effective. You are describing symptoms of pregnancy. Take a test. If negative then you may be having pms symptoms. ...Read more

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43-yr old female. Sore breasts and nipples. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy . Could this be perimenopause symptom?

43-yr old female.  Sore breasts and nipples.  Period 6 days late.  Husband has had a vasectomy .  Could this be perimenopause  symptom?

Yes: During the perimenopause your reproductive hormones fluctuate much more than previously. The highs and lows can lead to various symptoms including significant changes in the timing of your periods, breast tendernes, and others. Your gynecologist can help sort this out if you have continuing symptoms. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause all about?

Hormone balance: Basically, the ovary becomes dysfunctional past a certain age, which is why women are less fertile at 35 than they are at 25. Most hormones affect one another so that as we age, we become imbalanced. This can lead to the symptoms commonly referred to as perimenopause. They are treatable and reversible. While depression may be present, it almost never is the sole culprit of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I expect from perimenopause?

Perimenopause: An excellent question although probably/hopefully a bit early. There are many articles on this topic on the Internet. Take your time reading them You might also see if your gynecologist has a particular article you might want to read first. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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