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!
Menopause before age 40 is called "premature menopause" and is not normal. Other conditions, some more serious, can cause similar symptoms. Thus a full gynecological evaluation with a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant is in order if you develop menopause symptoms before age 40.