Menopause is the period in a woman’s life when her menstruation ceases. It usually starts between ages 45 and 55. Menopause occurs because the woman’s ovary stops releasing the hormones progesterone and estrogen.

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Is it possible to have menopause early if you are sexually inactive?

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yes,it can happen because if a women is not having sex at all because her husband has no sex drive she will certainly face this problem because she will be in great distress and tension all the time and has this problem.

Can you get pregnant in earlyu tages of menopause?

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i took my periods on the 13 Th off December not had one since done a urine sample at doctors came back negative i am 46 that was 2 weeks ago went back to day and got blood took to check for early stages off menopause got no other symptoms for the menopause could i be pregnant

How do you deal with a man's mood swings?

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Patience and tact. This is something that is Never gotten into in the relative paucity of television ( comedies) that have dealt with pregnancy. it is also, almost never handled as an unwanted emergency or a bad deal. The darker side to pregnancy is almost never used as a Television Plot device, even in the serious medical dramas.

Can ovaries regrow after they have shrivelled during menopause?

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Not unless you're taking out the uterus, as cervical cancer is a lot bigger worry than ovarian cancer. Mathematically, in terms of women-years, that does make sense ...

but my OB/GYN instructor got upset with the logic.

What are the symptoms and treatment options of menopause?

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Menopause can also cause mood swings, trouble sleeping, thinning hair, and irregular periods, of course finally leading to no periods. Treatment is not usually necessary, as menopause is a natural process, but if symptoms are severe hormone replacements can be administered.

How do you know if your in menapause?

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One way a woman would know if they are going through menopause is by talking to there doctor about some of the symptoms they are having. Also by getting tested to see if you had already gone through menopause or your about to start menopause. These tests can be tested through blood or urine samples. (The tests are done by checking the hormones levels.)

Definition:Menopause is a time in a women's life when her periods (menstrual) eventually stop and the body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant. It is a natural event that occurs in woman ages 45-55.

Here is the list of the MOST COMMON symptoms:

*Menstrual periods eventually occur less and less

*Heart pounding or racing,

*Hot flashes (which can be worse during the first 1-2 years)

*Night sweats

*Skin Flushing

*Sleeping problems (insomnia)

Here is the list of OTHER menopause symptoms:

*Decreased interest in sex, possibly decreased response to sexual stimulation

*forgetfulness (in some women)


*Mood swings including irritability, depression, and anxiety

*Urine leakage

*Vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse

*Vaginal infections

*Joint aches and pains

*Irregular heartbeat

What cause decrease estrogen production after menopause?

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causes a wide variety of changes in tissues that respond to estrogen--including the vagina, vulva, uterus, bladder, urethra, breasts, bones, heart, blood vessels, brain, skin, hair, and mucous membranes

What is female discharge?

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depends upon the age of the child (for a list of usual suspects), and the location of the discharge

assuming vaginal discharge (since most other types have a more specific name) it could be normal bodily secretions, or a variety of infections.

if the discharge has an especially unpleasant smell; is white, gray, or yellow; or could be described as the consistency of cottage cheese, then the child may have an infection. if so, see a health professional for recommendations.

When do woman usually start menopause?

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Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling Irregular heart beat Irritability Mood swings, sudden tears Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats) Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles Loss of libido Dry vagina Crashing fatigue Anxiety, feeling ill at ease Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion Disturbing memory lapses Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence Itchy, crawly skin Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons Increased tension in muscles Breast tenderness Headache change: increase or decrease Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea Sudden bouts of bloat Depression Exacerbation of existing conditions Increase in allergies Weight gain Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance Changes in body odor Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head Tingling in the extremities Gum problems, increased bleeding Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor Osteoporosis (after several years) Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing,' buzzing etc.

What does postnatal mean?

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after birth. Post means after. Natal means birth.

Do any women that have gone through menapause still keep having monthly symptoms?

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Following the menopausal transition hot flashes can often persist. If you avoid the triggers listed You will be able to control the hot flashes. Triggers include smoking,spicy food, hot beverages, room being too hot, and very hot weather.

Do eyelashes change during menopause?

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Not normally, no.

Can women in their thirties have menopause?

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Absolutely! Many physicians denied this until recently, but us women know better so doctors are trying to understand this more. Considering the staggering amount of baby boomers coming the doctor's better get it straight fast or they will have "raging bulls" tromping through society. LOL I started my menopause at 38.

A lengthly illness can bring it on early or such things as chicken pox from children, measels, etc. It's a shock to some people's bodies and can trigger peri menopause to menopause.

PERI MENOPAUSE: This is when your hormones are having a field day on your behalf. Some days you are lethargic, cranky, skipped periods or erratic periods. You can have "break outs" on your face, some women can have the start of thinning hair. If the hormonal change is great, your taste can change.

  • Note: Up until the early 1900's women going through menopause (approx. around 50) often died at early ages .. this was quite accepted back then, but women today can live long and healthy lives.


Means when you cease to have a period. You're ovaries are no longer producing eggs and thus, you cannot become pregnant. This is a very tricky part of women's menopause because you could actually still have a period down the line, so still wear that protection while engaging in intercourse. Better safe than sorry.

SYMPTOMS: Mood swings (often mistaken for bi-polar or mental illness) It's really not that bad and can be controlled.

Hot flashes & night sweats (one time you are stoking hot, the next you are chilled to the bone.)

Changes in skin (dark patches on the face of some women caused by hormones) pimples, more moles, skin tags on the body. Moles and skin tags are more in the heridity factor so if the women in your family don't have them you probably won't.

Breast swelling

Water retention

Weight gain (in some women)

Thinning hair (in some women)

Thinning of the vaginal tissue and other parts of the body.

Thinning skin (can bruise easier)

Depression (in some women)

Feelings of discontentment.

Insomnia (in some women)

It all sounds pretty grim, but it's not. It's a state of mind as well. I never thought I was becoming half a woman because I was in my menopause. I relished it! No more periods, and bingo! For some reason life became clearer to me and I didn't have to perform like a trained seal in society. Although gritting my teeth at times (those mood swings) I was always pleasant to others and my manners never changed. The only change was, I didn't take life so seriously and I didn't take the guff from some people I use too. I wish I'd had these good habits when I was younger and I would have probably gotten farther in my life, but that was then and this is now.

To tell you the truth, I felt free! I was my own person, felt more relaxed and enjoyed more things in life. I had the time and I went out and took college courses, went on a holiday, exercised and still do Tai Chi, ate well and was proud of me! My gene pool has blessed me with good skin, don't look my age, I've always been slim, and the few facial lines I have I wear like a badge of valor! I earned them, I keep myself up mentally and physically. I would never have plastic surgery because I'm proud of who I am and for the first time in my life I am comfortable with me and it shows.

I believe the poor husbands gets the worst of it. After all, I've always said on this board that your husband should be your best friend and this is when they really have to be your best friend (bless their little souls. LOL) One day I would feel great and next ... the almighty question, "DO YOU THINK I'M STILL PRETTY." As I said it I had a glin of hysteria in my eyes that was not missed by my husband. With sweat running down his face, his eyes darting from side-to-side and his throat becoming dry, he squeeked out "You will always be beautiful to me!" Well, I can tell you, that the poor guys are in a no-win situation. I squeeked back, "You're just saying that to make me feel better!" Thank God, I didn't have too many of these mood swings and learned to forget about me and do some good out there in society and "get a life."

If you are in peri menopause or menopause the first words out of your doctor's mouth is going to be "HRT" (Hormone Replacement Therapy.) Unless, for some reason you have to absolutely go on this DO NOT! In Canada they found the statements of: "HRT gives you stronger bones and prevents Osteoperosis and helps heart disease was simply not true and, in fact, it caused more heart disease, breast cancer and blood clots. Stay away from it! See a good Homeopathic doctor (they are doctors) and take other methods of helping you through your menopause. I again state "How you approach menopause in your life is a state of mind." Read everything you can on it and realize it's not a disease, but a part of a woman's life.

I wouldn't sum it up that you are going through your peri menopause or menopause just yet and you should have a complete physical and a hormone check (by blood testing) before you come to any conclusions.

Meanwhile, go on the web and find out about menopause and embrace it as just a normal part of your life (which it is) and don't look at it as an illness. It's not! Embrace life and live every minute of it whether you are in menopause or not.

Some of the most famous women in the world do so after their menopause!

How can I tell if I'm gay?

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make sure u dont kiss a girl

Why couldn't they see my left ovary during an ultrasound scan?

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why couldnt they see my ovarias in scan

What does the seminal vesicle do in a worm?

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It provides spirm for the reproduction system.

At what age does the menstrual period end?

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Once you begin your period, you should have one about every 28 days throughout your life until you begin menopause. Each period can be different. Each woman is an individual and not all periods are the same. Each monthly period can be from one to 10 days in length, it can also vary in flow. Light,medium and heavy. You will become familiar with your period as the months and years pass.

Menopause at 45 years of age is it possible?

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Menopause is very common at the age of 46. Most of the time, menopause starts in women at the age of 45. However, some women may get early menopause in their 20's.

Why would your metabolism stop?

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Your metabolism shouldn't come to a comlete stop unless if something is wrong. It can be extremely slow though.