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Unusual Menopause Symptoms
Age-ist stereotyping: Menopause is the end of periods (for 1 yr) due to decline in functioning of the ovaries over many years. Around then other symptoms may occur due to disease, 'passage of time' or changes in endocrine glands, eg, thyroid. They're not reasons to mock, treat women poorly at home or on the job. Seeing gyn provider is a good start to sort out what is occurring and what to do to improve, maintain health.See 5 more doctor answers
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
Symptoms of menopaus: The most common symptom of the perimenopause (the 3-5 years prior to the final menstrual period) is irregular bleeding. Other symptoms include periodic hot flashes/flushes, including those that awaken you from sleep at night. Also vaginal dryness or mood swings can occur. Some women also have breast tenderness as well.See 2 more doctor answers
"Hot Flashes": Hot flashes are the main complaint of menopausal women. This is a flushing sensation usually accompanied by "drenching" sweats and a sensation of "hotness" due to a lack of estrogen. Other symptoms include scant or irregular menses progressing to absence of menses. Vaginal dryness is also a sign of menopause. Libido may change as well. If concerned see your pcp or gynecologist. They can help.See 2 more doctor answers
Hot flashes: The most common first symptom of aapproaching menopause is so called flashes or flushing. Warmth which is sudden, often at night, often brought on by stress and frequently experienced at night during sleep. Usually felt over the face, neck and upper torso. Lasts minutes. May be episodic but recur often. Menstrual irregularity typically comes later.See 1 more doctor answer
Menopause occurs: 1 year after last period. However, when perimenopausal (time leading up to period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in middle of night sweating heavily; lack of concentration, dryness of vaginal tissue; fatigue, hair loss, dizziness, wt gain, bloating, incontinence, irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings, irritability ; v libido. In us, ave.Age for menopause.See 1 more doctor answer
Many: The most common symptoms are hot flashes, mood changes, skin and hair dryness, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, rapid heart rate (rare), anxiety, sleep disturbances, remember, most do great with menopause and not everyone has symptoms. I list many of these, along with treatment options in my book, a woman's guide to hormone health.
Can start early : The average age of menopause is 51 or 52 years old. Women can experience the symptoms of menopause starting at 10 years before this time, and can extend for years afterwards. Typical symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood issues. The mood issues can include irritablity, crankiness, sadness, anxiety, or emotional lability.See 1 more doctor answer
Classic Symptoms: 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. There are blood tests available to check for menopause as well (fsh). See your healthcare provider for further evaluation.
Talk to your Dr.: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Yes it is possible and is called premature ovarian failure. Other causes need to ruled out however..