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Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- I don't think I could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! Is t

Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- I don't think I could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! Is t

Yes: Yes (and no) because we do not yet have perfect tests. Here are is a link about to multiple resources about menopause timing (http://bitly. Com/gkpe8x). We think that a hormone called amh (anti-mullerian hormone) may be useful to predict menopause. Here is a link to my blog entry on amh (http://www. Dropsahl. Com/infertility/testing/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh/).

Amh is a hormone produced by the growing follicles in the ovaries. The small antral follicles are constantly growing and you use up about 500-100 eggs each month. As you get older and the number of eggs goes down, so does the number of growing follicles (cysts containing an egg). The few growing follicles the lower the amh level. You blood level does not vary much from day to day, so your doctor could get that value (and perhaps an fsh) and give you some idea of how close you are.

Let me comment on a couple of issues. First, your mother's age at menopause matters if she went through menopause naturally but not if the menopause was from surgery. Also, the mid-40's is not abnormal though a bit early as the average age is 51 years. Second, as you will learn from reading some of the links I provided, there is considerable variation in timing.

Next. Let me say that the symptoms of menopause vary as well. Some women suffer from many effects of losing the estrogen hormone: hot flushes, mood changes etc. You are not necessarily doomed to have the same reaction or even the same symptoms.

I hope this information helps. Best wishes and please do not worry too much about menopause which is normal and usually not a horrible experience. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Symptoms of early menopause? Is 40 yrs old possible?

Symptoms of early menopause? Is 40 yrs old possible?

Yes: Yes it is possible and is called premature ovarian failure. Other causes need to ruled out however.. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of early menopause?

What are the signs and symptoms of early menopause?

Same as regular: Occurring before the age of 40, the cessation of menses for at least one year is considered premature ovarian insufficiency (failure sounds so judgey!). Symptoms may include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue, loss of libido, mood changes, weight gain. If you are much younger than the average age of 52 at menopause, definitely see your doc to make of sure what is going on. ...Read more

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I am 33 years married woman with symptoms of early menopause. I think I need to do something, fast?

I am 33 years married woman with symptoms of early menopause. I think I need to do something, fast?

See your Gyn: I come across many pt's like you, who will have hot flashe sor night sweats, irregular periods or severe pms and mistake it for menopause. Please consult your gynecologist, it's highly unlikely that you are going through menopause. ...Read more

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Could I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

Could I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

Yes: It is premature menopause if your periods stopped as well. It could be peri-menopause, meaning the function of the ovaries is declining. The symptoms could also be part of pre-menstrual syndrome. Hormone test can help to differentiate among these possibilities. ...Read more

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What if I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

What if I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

It is possible!: Symptoms of per-menopausal changes before the onset of menopause (defined as no period for 12 months) might include:

1. Cycle irregularity
2. Hot flashes
3. Vaginal dryness

talk with your doctor about something as simple as a low dose birth control pill if appropriate.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a woman be pre-menopausal at an early age?

Could a woman be pre-menopausal at an early age?

Yes: True premature menopause (before 40) is rare but does occur. It is more common through surgery, medications, or radiation treatment. ...Read more

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At what usual age do the symptoms of menopause actually begin?

Around 52 y/o: Irregular or no periods, hot flushes, night sweats, sleeplessness, decreased libido, mood swings, irritability and vaginal dryness are the classic symptoms of menopause. The average age for menopause in the us is 52 y/o. At 42 y/o, menopause would be considered premature and should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. There are blood tests available to check for menopause as well (fsh). ...Read more

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What to do if I have all the menopause symptoms, could I be having early menopause?

What to do if I have all the menopause symptoms, could I be having early menopause?

Yes, but....: It would be considered "premature menopause". It is very unusual to go through menopause before 48 y/o. The average age in the us is 52 y/o, but many women start at around 48 y/o and others don't start the menopause until well into their 50's. Menopause at 36 y/o wouild be considered premature menopause and should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Which age start menopausal symptoms?

45-55: A woman usually goes through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 but sometimes it can happen earlier such as early 30s. ...Read more

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Is 28 too early to start the symptoms of menopause?

Is 28 too early to start the symptoms of menopause?

Yes: Menopause before the age of 40 is very rare naturally. Symptoms such as hot flashes or vagunal dryness however can occur for many reasons. If your cycles are regular, you are not menopausal--that is unless you are taking hormones to cause the cycles (like a menopausal formulation taken cyclically). ...Read more

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Is it common to experience pre-menopause symptoms at the age of 32?

Is it common to experience pre-menopause symptoms at the age of 32?

No: Although menopause can occur to women in their 30's, it is an unusual occurence and not common. A fsh blood test can often help to decide this iissue if there is doubt. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of menopause or perimenopause and at what most common age does it start?

What are the most common symptoms of menopause or perimenopause and at what most common age does it start?

Perimenopause: Perimenopause can begin in a few women in their 30s, but much more commonly in their 40s. This is a time of unstable changes in the balance of hormones that can cause many symptoms and distress in a womans life. Pms, fatigue, "foggy thinking", mood changes, depression, flu like feelings, insomnia, irregular periods, sexual dysfunction and other. Menopause is when there are no periods for 1year. ...Read more

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Has anyone had disorientation as a symptom of early menopause?

Has anyone had disorientation as a symptom of early menopause?

Is a symptom: Menopause is associated with many symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, memory fog, dizziness, fatigue, depression, poor sleep, hot flashes, increased urine infections. It is important to check for other things such as infections, trauma, migraines (also linked to menopause), vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance that can cause these problems. Speak with your doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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At what age should I expect menopause? Would you advice a 35 y/o adenomyosis patient w/symptoms worsening every month to be treated or to wait it out?

At what age should I expect menopause? Would you advice a 35 y/o adenomyosis patient w/symptoms worsening every month to be treated or to wait it out?

Need GYN consult.: Go to www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/adenomyosis/ds00636 for a helpful discussion; then ask your doctor to refer you for a gynecologic consultation. ...Read more

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I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la

I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la

Thirty: Thirty would be extremely young fo rmenopause. I am glad that you have had testing performed by your physician and endocrinologist. It may be helpful to keep a log of your symptoms and review them with your physician or specialist in the future so that they are aware of all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?

To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?

Age 64 early?: Oophorectomy does have a small impact on onset of menopause. But if you're 64 and haven't been through menopause yet, that wouldn't be early. Average age of menopause is 51 years. ...Read more

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Age 51 woman rash looks like little red raised bumps. Could it be symptoms of menopause?

Age 51 woman rash looks like little red raised bumps. Could it be symptoms of menopause?

No: Rash is not a symptom of menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings are all associated with menopause. You are considered to be menopausal when you have not had a period in 12 months. ...Read more

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In my early stage of menopause of age 37 & after many times of fertility test. Is it possible to become pregnant &/or risky to become pregnant?

Possible: As long as you're still having periods, pregnancy is possible.
Many women have normal pregnancies at age 37. Some risks increase with age, but usually not to being a significant problem. Signs of menopause don't make pregnancy more risky. ...Read more

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Is tiredness, loss of sex drive and increased hunger an early symptom of menopause treatment?

Is tiredness, loss of sex drive and increased hunger an early symptom of menopause treatment?

Yes: Tiredness and loss of sex drive are perimenopausal symptoms. Other common ones are: hot flash, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, vaginal dryness, breast tenderness, irregular periods... ...Read more

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I'm vitamin B12 deficiency. I'm getting injections. Also test came back with early pre menopause. Some symptoms are the same with B12 and menopause?

I'm vitamin B12 deficiency. I'm getting injections. Also test came back with early pre menopause. Some symptoms are the same with B12 and menopause?

Yes: They have overlapping symptoms. Best to do now is to replace the b12 which is easily done. Once level is normal, you can take b12 def off the table and see what other symptoms remained. ...Read more

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What are rheumatoid symptoms of upper body -spine/arms / chest and what age can they appear? During Menopause? Are there any trusted websites?

What are rheumatoid symptoms of upper body -spine/arms / chest and what age can they appear? During Menopause? Are there any trusted websites?

Time to stop: The beat goes on. You have just set the record for most questions about the same issue. Stop asking and see a rheumatologist. The symptoms you have described repeatedly are not those of rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46.?

Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46.?

Yes: Yes, late menarche and early menopause exposes the body to shorter period of female hormones and is associated with lower risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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If my mother was on hrt at 37 years of age prempak c in UK, does that mean I will have early menopause, I have long irregular cycles and hot flushes.

If my mother was on hrt at 37 years of age prempak c in UK, does that mean I will have early menopause, I have long irregular cycles and hot flushes.

Not necessarily: You need to find out why your mother needed hormones that early. It is estimated that up to 40% of premature ovarian failure can be attributed to genetic causes. If you are having symptoms, it is easy to get a blood test to tell you the health of your ovaries. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing no menstrual cycle from 3 months...age 48, she has all symptoms of menopause... pregnancy test is negative, is it menopause?

My Mother is experiencing no menstrual cycle from 3 months...age 48, she has all symptoms of menopause... pregnancy test is negative, is it menopause?

Maybe: A woman reaches menopause when she has not had a menses for 12 months. Prior to menopause is a period of perimenopause that can last for 5-10'years with irregular menses, hot flashes, mood swings, vagina looks dryness, weight gain, fatigue and many other symptoms. A 48yo woman who has missed her period for 3 mo is most likely in perimenopause ...Read more

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I have 3 children aged 2, 5, and 8. I am 29 and am in full swing surgical menopause. I live with chronic fatigue, night sweats and every other miserable menopause symptom you can imagine! I have severe clinical depression and anxiety. I have seasonal affe

I have 3 children aged 2, 5, and 8. I am 29 and am in full swing surgical menopause. I live with chronic fatigue, night sweats and every other miserable menopause symptom you can imagine! I have severe clinical depression and anxiety. I have seasonal affe

Unlikely: 29y fem. W. "menopausal" sx's/3 young children has "fatigue, night sweats, depression & anxiety". Ovarian waning unlikely & speculative. Symptoms correlate w. Fibromyalgia, FM. General med exam needed. If no physiologic findings see Rheumatologist. Oft FM symptoms result from primary lumbosacral dysfunction incited by multiple childbirths w. & w/o underlying Hypermobility Syndrome. See Osteopath. ...Read more

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I am 48 menopaused and suffering from symptoms. Am I at high risk if I take HRT knowing that I have 2 aunts diagnosed with breast cancer (at old age)?

I am 48 menopaused and suffering from symptoms. Am I at high risk if I take HRT knowing that I have 2 aunts diagnosed with breast cancer (at old age)?

Yes and No: Long term hrt does increase the risk of developing breast cancer. However the risk goes up by a small degree and that too only after prolonged use (5 or more years). Short term hrt is commonly used in those who have severe menopausal symptoms which may be debilitating. Go seek advice from your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Diagnosed early menopause. Age 44. Not keen on HRT. Can I cover my healthcare, teeth, heart, bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle. Worried.

Diagnosed early menopause. Age 44. Not keen on HRT. Can I cover my healthcare, teeth, heart, bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle. Worried.

Better off with: Regular exercise, moderate weight lifting x2-3 per week, vitamin D3, vitamin k2 (grass fed butter and ghee) and magnesium supplementation. Avoid soy! (can interfere with your thyroid axis unless it is fermented like natto, miso and tempeh) ...Read more

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Can I be in menopause and still get my period? I have a lot of the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, and breast soreness, but I still get my period. Could I be going through early menopause? I am 44 years old..

Can I be in menopause and still get my period? I have a lot of the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, and breast soreness, but I still get my period. Could I be going through early menopause? I am 44 years old..

Yes,: Yes, that is a very good question. It is somewhat early, but women age 44-45 can definitely start getting peri-menopausal symptoms. The average age of menopause is 54 but some women do go through it earlier. Some women have peri-menopause for several years before menstruation ceases. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does menopause only happen in a women's 40's or 50's and not other ages?

I was just wondering why does menopause only happen in a women's 40's or 50's and not other ages?

Age of Menopause: The average age of menopause (cessation of menses for one year) is approximately 55 in the U.S.

Some women will experience premature ovarian failure much younger, even in their twenties.

Women who have a partial hysterectomy will often have earlier ovarian failure than they would have otherwise because of the blood supply to the ovaries being affected.

The age is generally the same as her mom. ...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