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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as 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?

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?

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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