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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)

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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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?

Could you tell me what happens during menopause?

Menopause: Many things happen. Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for one year, then menopause begins. Major hormonal changes occur to bring on menopause and a variety of symptoms can occur. Metabolic changes occur in the body. ...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