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I am 53 and in the stages of menopause, but my vulva feels irritated, no bumps or rash, just a feeling, should i worry about this?

I am 53 and in the stages of menopause, but my vulva feels irritated, no bumps or rash, just a feeling, should i worry about this?

Lowering estrogen: Your estrogen levels are falling during this menopausal stage and as such your vulva is dependent upon the hormone for its; "wellbeing". Have your GYN MD evaluate the vulva to be certain there are no lesions or other infection causes for the irritation. If that is negative and you desire some form of relief from the irritation, ask your MD about topical medication for the same. ...Read more

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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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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When does menopause happen?

When does menopause happen?

Average age is 51: In the us the average age for natural menopause is 51. But it can happen earlier or later and still be normal. ...Read more

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Early menopause 34yrs, what will happen ?

Early menopause 34yrs, what will happen ?

Many things: Early menopause can cause many things to happen. You may feel the effects of low or no estrogen. This can be hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, sleep issues, sexual issues such as desire and vaginal dryness and you will have some long term effects such as thinning of bones and other long term issues. Discuss at length with your pcp/gyn. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during menopause?

Bit early to ask: Here it is: menstruationis stop, ovulation does not occur and part of ovaries shut down. Due to lack of estrogen and Progesterone woman has hot flashes, lack of sleep, dry skin, vaginal dryness, cessation of sexual drive, increased loss of cognitive function and so on.. Good news, all that is easily treatable with bio identical hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of menopause? What happens?

What are the symptoms of menopause? What happens?

Menopause at 32?: If your periods have stopped at your young age you must see a Gynecologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to a women after menopause?

Could you tell me what happens to a women after menopause?

Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more

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My mum went through menopause aged 28. Will the same happen to me?

My mum went through menopause aged 28. Will the same happen to me?

Menopause: If your periods are still regular keep going as you are. Sometime later your periods will slow down but don't fret about it until there is a change in your periods. Once that change occurs make an appointment to see a gynecologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What is menopause?

What is menopause?

End of one's period: Menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation (one's period) for a year. The ovaries have stop releasing eggs (ovulating), and estrogen and Progesterone levels fall off as well. One's period becomes intermittent, vaginal bleeding becomes irregular, and then stops, all over a course of several months. Symptoms include hot flashes, mood and sleep changes, thinning hair, less full breasts. ...Read more

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What is menopause like?

Many changes: Most women experience some combination of symptoms including: menstrual irregularities, irritability, mood changes, sleep disturbances, hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. In no particular order or timing. Earliest symptoms can start up to 10 years before menoause. ...Read more

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When does menopause end?

When does menopause end?

Varies: technically menopause ends with the last period, however you are probably referring to the symptoms of menopause. Symptoms may persists for a few months to several years. It varies tremendously and there is no way to predict for any one individual how long symptoms may persist ...Read more

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Why does menopause occur?

Why does menopause occur?

Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more

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When does menopause occur?

Average 50: It partly depends on family history, but somewhere around age 50. ...Read more

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Menopause relief naturally?

Menopause relief naturally?

Options: 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 >>. ...Read more

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