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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

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 menopause start?

What age does menopause start?

50.2 years: The average age for natural menopause is 50.2 years old. However, women tend to follow the genetics of their mother. Menopause can also be altered by operations on the internal female organs. Additionally body weight, other medical problems, medications, and smoking can affect age of menopause. ...Read more

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At what age can you start the menopause?

At what age can you start the menopause?

Menopause: You cannot start the menopause but some time over the next few years will let you know that menopause is beginning. If you are really worried it would be wise to see a Gynecologist but that is not often needed until your periods change. ...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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Are there any ways to start menopause at age 35?

Yes: Both puberty and menopause have a wide range as to age of onset. Often it will mimic the timing of your female ancestors particularly mother and maternal grand mother. ...Read more

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What age should I expect to experience menopause?

What age should I expect to experience menopause?

Varies: The average age is around 50, but some women experience it as early as 45 and others as late as 56. Rarely women experience it even earlier. ...Read more

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What is the average age for menopause in general?

51: In the US the median age is 51. It is a bell curve so there are some early (40s) and some later (mid 50s) ...Read more

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Could I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

Could I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

Yes: It is premature menopause if your periods stopped as well. It could be peri-menopause, meaning the function of the ovaries is declining. The symptoms could also be part of pre-menstrual syndrome. Hormone test can help to differentiate among these possibilities. ...Read more

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What if I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

What if I have symptoms of menopause before age 40?

It is possible!: Symptoms of per-menopausal changes before the onset of menopause (defined as no period for 12 months) might include: 1. Cycle irregularity 2. Hot flashes 3. Vaginal dryness talk with your doctor about something as simple as a low dose birth control pill if appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more

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At what age can you start having menopause syptoms?

At what age can you start having menopause syptoms?

Menopause: Is most misdiagnosed condition. Symptoms may occur up to 10 years prior cessation of period. Blood test fsh day 3 of period may be healpful as well as total hormonal evaluation by saliva test. ...Read more

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Please tell me what age can you start the menopause?

Please tell me what age can you start the menopause?

Menopause age: Average age is 52, some at age 42 some at age 62. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the average age of menopause in general population?

What is the average age of menopause in general population?

51.5 yrs: But the range can be form the late 30s to teh late 50s if you are 29 you need a workup to r/o other causes along with r/o premature ovarian failure. ...Read more