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Phantom Periods Related To Menopause
Phantom periods are not a recognized diagnosis as far as I know. It is a phrase coined by life-style sites such as Dr. Oz. What you may be describing are the symptoms of perimenopause. The symptoms are too many to name in 400 characters. Here is a good link:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/perimenopause/basics/symptoms/con-20029473 ...Read more
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
The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?
I'm 48 years old and I've been experiencing that my period s are slowing down. Does that mean I'm going to through menopause?
The opposite: Most patients who start their periods earlier go through menopause later, and those who start later (after age 12) usually end in their 40's. Also, check the age of your mother's menopause, if she did not have surgery (hysterectomy) and you will have a rough idea about your own. ...Read more
Yes: Menopause is a process that takes several years. It is manifest by irregularity of periods regarding frequency, amount, & duration. What you are experiencing is variability in they frequency of your periods. You may have a period monthly or you may skip several months & then have another period. This may go on for several years until they eventually stop altogether. Look for hot flashes & sweats. ...Read more
See below: For your own peace of mind, please make an appointment with your primary doctor or obgyn. You need to find out what's happening and it can only be done by face-to-face encounter. Good luck! ...Read more
Variable menopause: Menopause occurs at variable ages from 43 to 55 normally. If you are still having regular periods then unfortunately, menopause has not yet occurred. If you are skipping periods, a GYN MD can do a FSH blood test and determine if you are close to that "magical" period cessation time. Genetically, some women have a later menopause then others. ...Read more
Could be pregnancy: Many things, including pregnancy, can cause a missed period, although pregnancy isn't common at your age. Keep track of your periods, use birth control if you're sexually active, and know that the definition of menopause is one full year without a period. You should talk with your doctor about the menopausal transition. ...Read more
Fibroid growth: Fibroids typically stop growing in menopause and often shrink somewhat. If there seems to be enlargement, then you should be checked by a gyn specialist and have endovaginal ultrasound. Sometimes increase size is not real and appears so just because of different technique in measuring. ...Read more
People say that the younger you start your period, the younger you will start menopause. Is this true?
I am 47 years old. Light bleeding for 2 weeks now no real periods for 2 months no pain no discomfort. Could it be menopause?
Yes, it could be: Menopuse starting, where your periods are irregular or absent. ...Read more
I am 35 & my periods over the last 5 months have been 1-2 days they are brown is this normal & am I starting early menopause?
I'm 50 years old and the time between my periods is shorter than it uses to be (24 to 26 days) versus 28. Is this a sign of menopause?
YES: This is a normal physiologic change at your age. ...Read more
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
Can you have a period after going through menopause. I am 54 and have not had a period for over 2 years and have gone through menopause?
Post menopausal: You have post menopausal bleeding and need a gynecological examination to rule out serious causes. ...Read more
I have my periods every month on time and now all of a sudden I am missing one and it has been seven weeks, Does menopause start abruptly?
My periods last 3 days instead of 4-5 days, has been happening in the last 10 months. Is it Menopause or something else. I am 46 year old.?
I recently was told I am starting menopause. I hadn't a period since 10/13. Now for the past 3 months I've had a period. Can you explain that?
Yes: Menopause rarely happens with perfect timing. Generally, cycles get closer together for some years and then they start to spread out further. It is not at all uncommon to stop cycling for some months and then start again. The cycles may be regular for several months and then stop again. Anything goes. In time cycles will end for good. Don't forget to get help with Estrogen. You are young! ...Read more
I am facing problem of Menopause. Its irregular for the 1st time I got period in just 10 days. I have almost regular periods this is 1st time?
No: You are not menopausal at age 24. See your doctor if it happens again. ...Read more
Took period after over 3 years without one. Have menopause and using coil. No health problems except slightly overweight. Is this a sinister sign?
My periods normally comes about every 25 days, for the past 2 mths, they have been 24 days. Is this a sign of menopause? What can I do? I have no kids
52, still have monthly periods but this month got it may 8 and again on may 20, also last few months period lasting a bit longer, menopause or concern?
Probably menopause: But, having an exam to be sure is not foolish. Also you might talk about what to expect and what to be concerned about and options for HRT, diet, etc. To make these years as pleasant as possible. Irregularities (changes) are often a sign of 'the change' and most expect less - not more - from their periods, but change is change. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have just started with menopause I am 45 and I should have a a period on the 15 of june but I have not had it yet. When will I have a period. Thank?
Hard to say: If, in fact, you are in the perimenopause, you can have irregular periods for months or years. Did you doctor say you were in the perimenopause? If you've only missed one period, it could mean 1) early menopause; 2) perimenopause; or 3) late period. Sometimes blood tests can help us estimate where you are in the menopause transition, but they aren't always clear cut and dry. See an md if worry. ...Read more
I'm 50 and have had 3 wk cycles past 2yrs last month and again this month I'm spotting brown 3 days prior to period. Then full 5 day period. Menopause?
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