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How do you know when you are entering menopause?
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Irregular periods
The menopausal transition, or peri-menopause is an interval of 3-5 years prior to the final menstrual period.
During this time, periods become increasingly irregular. The medical definition of menopause is one year without a period. During the menopausal transition, women typically will have intermittent hot flashes along with irregular periods.

In brief: Irregular periods
The menopausal transition, or peri-menopause is an interval of 3-5 years prior to the final menstrual period.
During this time, periods become increasingly irregular. The medical definition of menopause is one year without a period. During the menopausal transition, women typically will have intermittent hot flashes along with irregular periods.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
In brief: Menopause
Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for one year.

In brief: Menopause
Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for one year.
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