can you get menopause at a young age and if so how young?
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replied March 3rd, 2007
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Hey! I dont want to scare you but i think menopause can happen at any age. You hear extreme cases where teenagers are going through menopause. I really dont think it has an age restriction but i could be wrong..... Sorry if this doesnt help you!
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replied March 21st, 2007
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Actually when we talk about menopause it is not necessarily for elderly woman....Early or premature menopause is more common than we as a woman realize..It affects woman at about 1%, between the age of 15-45.

If menopause happens before the age of 45 it is what you called early menopause...And when it happens before the age of 40 this is what you call premature menopause.
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replied April 11th, 2007
wow i never got an email to when u guys replyed sry and thanks for your explaining it helps to know.
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replied April 29th, 2007
I just turned 48 and I'm just starting to get signs of going through menopause. Confused
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replied June 2nd, 2007
Perimenopause
Hi I'm 31 and I am going through perimenopause. Perimenopause is the 5-10 year period before you hit menopause. I started having symptoms about 4 years ago. My doctor told me I was to young to have my hormones checked but I knew something was not right. I got a second opinion and all my hormone levels where low. So if you are having symptoms then ask your doctor to check your levels.
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replied July 28th, 2007
Menopause
I am 34 and I am in full blown menopause.Mine was brought on by Chemotherapy last year.My worst symptom is the hot flashes and night sweats.I have alot of trouble sleeping at night after I have to get up and down,changing clothes and/or sheets.I can't take any estrogen replacement because my cancer was estrogen fed.Seems like a womans misery never ends.

Lisa
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replied September 10th, 2009
Hi. Im 17 and was diagnosed with premature menopause a month before my 17th birthday.
I don't think there is a specific age, but clearly you can get the menopause at a young age.

Hope you don't get the sickness, hot sweats and tiredness as much as I still am.
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