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When does menopause end?

When does menopause end?

It doesn't: Menopause is a life stage after which follicle development and estrogen/progesterone production in the ovary ends. It is lifelong. However, menopausal symptoms (like hot flashes) may dissipate after about five years. Other symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, may persist. ...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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How long 'til I should worry about post-pill amenorrhea? Stopped pill 4 months ago and nothing since. I'm 34. Aunt went into menopause at 38. Thanks!

How long 'til I should worry about post-pill amenorrhea? Stopped pill 4 months ago and nothing since. I'm 34. Aunt went into menopause at 38. Thanks!

See GYN MD now: If it has been 4 months since pill cessation, a GYN MD can offer a "jumpstart" Rx to see if your period will restart. If not, assessment for peri menopausal issues can be done. ...Read more

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My period has stopped. Last date it was on was aug 31. I am 49 is this a sign of menopause?

My period has stopped. Last date it was on was aug 31.  I am 49  is this a sign of menopause?

Probably. : It can start and stop for a year or so or just stop and never come back. Average age of menopause is 50. ...Read more

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Will fibroids stop growing during menopause? I did have spotting but it has stopped?

Will  fibroids stop growing during menopause? I did have spotting but it has stopped?

Needs to see MD: Fibroids should stop growing postmenopausally. If you have postmenopausal bleeding of any sort or amount you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had polyp removed. Small amount bleeding for a day then stopped for 2 days. Bleeding started again on 4th day. Not period as I'm post menopausal.

Had polyp removed. Small amount bleeding for a day then stopped for 2 days. Bleeding started again on 4th day. Not period as I'm post menopausal.

No worries!: Await the biopsy / pathology results. Not unusual to have spotting / bleeding after polypectomy, even bleeding that apparently stopped and restarted. Based on the results, your doctor will recommend the necessary treatments. Since it is of concern to you now, it might feel better to call your doctor for an opinion. ...Read more