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Symptoms Of Early Menopause Age 40
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 (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
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Yes: Yes it is possible and is called premature ovarian failure. Other causes need to ruled out however.. ...Read more
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
I am 33 years married woman with symptoms of early menopause. I think I need to do something, fast?
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
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
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
Is it possible for you to have menopause at an early age? I am 23 and I feel hot all the time and I need the room to be at least 67 degrees to feel comfortable.
Not normal: You need to be evaluated to determine if you have abnormal thyroid function or any other condition. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
Aged 29 FSH 9.8UL amh is 1.56. Peri menopause symptoms. Can you advise what these results could indicate?
Repeat test: Best to repeat the FSH along with an estradiol level on Day 2 or Day 3 of cycle ...Read more
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
To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?
I had my period when I was 11. Isn't this early and does that mean I might be getting menopause earlier? If so what age would that be?
No- no and no way to: Know for sure when.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 31 a mother of three, I wanted to know if it's possible to start going through menopause at my age as I seem to have many of the symptoms?
Unlikely: But if concerned, get a fsh level done on day 2 or 3 of your cycle. ...Read more
My menstrual cycle is regular, but seems to have shortened by a day some months. Is that a normal part of aging or a sign of early (peri)menopause?
I am 48 years old and I had my first sexual experience at age 43 I have not had any signs of menopause doest the lateness in sexual activity delay menopause symptoms?
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
What are rheumatoid symptoms of upper body -spine/arms / chest and what age can they appear? During Menopause? Are there any trusted websites?
I suspect I have early menopausal or underactive thyroid symptoms, could it be detected from blood tests?
No: Simple tests ordered by your doctor should answer your questions. ...Read more
Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46.?
34 y/o female w/hormone imbalance, endo, Hashi's. Symptoms poss. Early menopause. Seeking low-risk and natural hormone replacement therapy. Advice?
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
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
Hi am confuse my doctor said I have menopause at an early age and I desperately need a babe so he prescribe conjugated estrogens and norgestrel please?
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
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
Diagnosed early menopause. Age 44. Not keen on HRT. Can I cover my healthcare, teeth, heart, bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle. Worried.
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
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
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