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Am I too young to have menopause symptoms?

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Dr. Shana Weiss
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Can start early

The average age of menopause is 51 or 52 years old.
Women can experience the symptoms of menopause starting at 10 years before this time, and can extend for years afterwards. Typical symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood issues. The mood issues can include irritablity, crankiness, sadness, anxiety, or emotional lability.

In brief: Can start early

The average age of menopause is 51 or 52 years old.
Women can experience the symptoms of menopause starting at 10 years before this time, and can extend for years afterwards. Typical symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood issues. The mood issues can include irritablity, crankiness, sadness, anxiety, or emotional lability.
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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No, not necessarily

In a typical 43 year old, there are changes that occur that could be considered "peri-menopausal changes".
These might include: 1. Changes in cycle regularity (related to irregularity in ovulation) 2. Hot flashes (occasional) 3. Changes in hair (decreased number and caliber) 4. Vaginal dryness 5. Pain with intercourse (related to #4) these changes can begin in your late 30's to 40's.

In brief: No, not necessarily

In a typical 43 year old, there are changes that occur that could be considered "peri-menopausal changes".
These might include: 1. Changes in cycle regularity (related to irregularity in ovulation) 2. Hot flashes (occasional) 3. Changes in hair (decreased number and caliber) 4. Vaginal dryness 5. Pain with intercourse (related to #4) these changes can begin in your late 30's to 40's.
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