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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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