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Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Perimenopause symptoms include periods get closer together by 1-2 days and then space apart, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats.
Pregnancy symptoms include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and of course a missed period. Some women do not have periods for 2-3 months when they are close to menopause. If you miss a period and you are usually regular, take a pregnancy test.

In brief: Not usually

Perimenopause symptoms include periods get closer together by 1-2 days and then space apart, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats.
Pregnancy symptoms include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and of course a missed period. Some women do not have periods for 2-3 months when they are close to menopause. If you miss a period and you are usually regular, take a pregnancy test.
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine

In brief: No

The only similarity between the two would be that the menstrual cycle would cease.
The perimenopausal time period results in headaches and hot flashes.

In brief: No

The only similarity between the two would be that the menstrual cycle would cease.
The perimenopausal time period results in headaches and hot flashes.
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