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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more


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What age does the average menopause start for a women?

51.5: The average age for menopause is 51.5. This is based on a study from the university of minnesota years ago. A person can be symptomatic (hot flashes etc.) 10 years on each side of 51.5. ...Read more

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At what age do women start feeling the effects of menopause?

At what age do women start feeling the effects of menopause?

50 but it varies: Average age in the us is approximately 51. It's not unusual to have some symptoms well before that age. ...Read more

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In asia what age do women start menopause ?

Earlier than others: The answer to this question is difficult to find, but I have found evidence that asian women tend to go through menopause earlier than caucasion women, for example. The average age of menopause is about 51-52, but asian women tend to begin in their 40's. The onset is variable person to person regardless of ethnicitiy. ...Read more

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The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?

The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?

12.5 years: The average age for the onset of menstruation is 12 years and 6 months of age. Some girls/women begin having periods earlier and some later, the average is 12.5 years. ...Read more

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At what age do women go through menopause?

Varies: The average age of menopause is age 51. However, every woman is different. A minority of women will go through menopause in their early 40s or even late 50s. ...Read more

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Is 42 an age where a woman might be starting menopause?

Is 42 an age where a woman might be starting menopause?

Yes. : The average age women go into menopause is 51, so some women go into it earlier and some later. Also, some of the symptoms of menopause can be experienced during perimenopause, the years leading up to menopause. ...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

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What is the acceptable range for endometrium lining before and after menopause for 50 yrs Asian women? If within range, is biopsy required for my age?

Bleed: If post menopausal lining should be less than 5 mm. If you are having abnormal bleeding i would do the biopsy just to be safe. ...Read more