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Menopause at 34 ?

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A regular period for me is 4-5 days...first two days I can change a tampon twice only, the last 2-3 days once. Last February I went 2 days and spotted once on the 3rd, and a full day on the 4th. This month (March) my period was 2 days of normal and the 3rd and 4th day one spot of blood. In the last couple of months I've gained weight,(not eating differently than before), I've had cravings, and breast are tender to the touch. I can't get pregnant, because my husband had his "stuff" taken care of. I'll be 34 next month. Is it possible that I am going through menopause? I haven't taken a pregnancy test, because I don't think that I am. I just need to know if this is normal. Thanks for your help.

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replied March 26th, 2009
Menstruation Answer A6135

The symptoms you reported are not sufficient to be related with menopause. Considering your age, it is highly unlikely that you are going through menopause. More probable cause is hormonal fluctuation which is within normal variation limits. If the breast become too tender or you experience some prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding you might want to visit your gynecologist for further tests.

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