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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


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What age does the average menopause start for a women?

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 go through menopause?

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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In asia what age do women start menopause ?

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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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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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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What is the earliest age that a woman can reach menopause?

It depends: If you are talking about natural menopause, without any other factors, typically it is 51-54. If you throw in smoking, then subtract about 5 years. There is a condition called premature ovarian failure, however, where women can enter menopause in their 20's or 30's. Why do you ask? ...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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What is the earliest age that you have heard of a woman going through menopause?

What is the earliest age that you have heard of a woman going through menopause?

Premature menopause: Menopause is when the ovaries stop making eggs and your periods no longer come. For most women, this happens in mid to late 40's or early 50s. If your ovaries truly stop working before the age of 40, it is considered abnormally early. There are many conditions that may temporarily stop menstruation, including pregnancy. See your doctor if your periods have stopped and you don't know why. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age a woman can go through menopause and be considered normal?

What is the youngest age a woman can go through menopause and be considered normal?

Premature: The definition of abnormal is stopping menstruation prior to age 40, although some expert sources use 42 years of age instead. ...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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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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Why d & c is needed if a woman does not have no bleeding and thinks she menopausal because of her advance age which is 54year. Currently on tamoxifen?

Why d & c is needed if a woman does not have no bleeding and thinks she menopausal because of her advance age which is 54year. Currently on tamoxifen?

Not sure: Tamoxifen increases your risk of uterine cancer. If you had an ultrasound that showed thickened uterine lyning, your doctor may want to do a d;c to check for precancerous condition of your uterus. Without an abnormal ultrasound and without postmenopausal bleeding, i can't think of any reason why you need a d;c. ...Read more

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Why glycemia range is different between man and woman? Sexual hormones? A 30 yo woman in menopause has the same range of a man of the same age? Thanks

Why glycemia range is different between man and woman? Sexual hormones? A 30 yo woman in menopause has the same range of a man of the same age? Thanks

Not sure it matters.: glycemic range meaning how much the sugar varies? certainly how much use (exercise) and how much sugar in and how much reserves will all factor. Men have more muscle mass so, more of everything and should have higher glycemic variability. ...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

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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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How true when women gets closer to menopause, new fibroids will not form after multiple fibroids were removed by open myomectomy at age 44?

How true when women gets closer to menopause, new fibroids will not form after multiple fibroids were removed by open myomectomy at age 44?

Possible: Anytime a uterus is present fibroids possibly can develop or grow. It becomes less of a problem as you age, especially if they have to start"from scratch" after having any visible ones removed. Fiboids largely depend on estrogen for growth, so as you get closer to menopause this level decreases. ...Read more