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Can I skip perimenopause and go straight to menopause?
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Dr. Ron Eaker
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: A matter of define
Perimenopause is simply the time surrounding the menopause.
The real question is whether symptoms occur. These terms are really based on symptoms (hot flushes, mood changes etc) there is no set time frame or occurrence for perimenpause and often it is only realized in retrospect. The bottom line is that perimenpause and menopause are normal states and symptoms drive treatment.

In brief: A matter of define
Perimenopause is simply the time surrounding the menopause.
The real question is whether symptoms occur. These terms are really based on symptoms (hot flushes, mood changes etc) there is no set time frame or occurrence for perimenpause and often it is only realized in retrospect. The bottom line is that perimenpause and menopause are normal states and symptoms drive treatment.
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