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Menopause? adult content

Are you capable of having longer periods then normal while experiencing menopause? Are they irregular? Does menopause cause you to have irrational thinking also?

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Darla47

Asked by Darla47 at 2:29 PM on Jan. 8, 2011 in Health

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  • Yes to all your questions.
    older

    Answer by older at 2:34 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Technically, "menopause" has not hit until you have had 1 full year with no period.

    Perimenopause, on the other hand, is what women experience usually between the ages of 40-50 before menopause hits (ages due vary since many factors such as: health,stress, diet, eating patterns and other things can play a part in when a woman begins perimenopause).

    I began perimenopause at 40 (I'm now 48 so I'm right in the midst of it..lol).When I began, my doctor (who is a perimenopause/menopause specialist) gave me a list of over 30 "symptoms" of perimenopause. Included in those were: Longer periods, shorter periods, erratic periods, heavier bleeding, lighter bleeding, night sweats, hot flashes, dry skin, loss of hair,changes in appetite, changes in taste buds, thinning of the vaginal walls & many others.

    You can have a hormone test ran to see if you are starting perimenopause. However, due to hormone fluxes they aren't always accurate
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:38 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • welcome to the menopause world. All of thee above :-) I use D 3 as a means of controlling my loss of bone marrow, I use sage extract for hot flashes works well, and my irratability, I have to understand and use more self control! Welcome to the world of menopause
    tamik981

    Answer by tamik981 at 6:47 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Absolutely
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:48 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I'm 37 and I believe I have menopause. Maybe this Wikipedia article can help asnwer some of your questions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menopause
    mamidebbie

    Answer by mamidebbie at 9:07 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

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