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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)

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 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?

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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