premenopausal

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premenopausal

(prē′mĕn-ə-pô′zəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the years of a woman's life before the onset of menopause.

premenopausal

[-men′əpô′səl]
Etymology: L, prae + Gk, men, month; Gk, pauein, to cease
before the start of menopause.

premenopausal

adjective Referring to the period in a ♀ preceding menopause, aka 'change of life'. See Menopause.

Patient discussion about premenopausal

Q. How do I know the difference between the symptoms of premenopause and stress? For the past year, I've been having weird periods, hot flashes, mood swings, and most recently, a lack of enthusiasm for sex. I asked my doctor and she said I'm too young (I'm 38), so I'm thinking it may be stress. I bought 'The Menopause Bible' and it seems that perhaps my doc was wrong, but then I thought that maybe it is stress and I'm wondering if some of the symptoms of premenopause are the same for stress. Can anyone provide some thoughts on this? I would really appreciate it.

A. here is a nice site i picked up one day i was looking for something that will match the symptoms i had. it's a site that you can enter the symptom and it'll tell you what causes them. just enter all of your symptoms and see what keeps poping up:
http://www.healthline.com/symptomsearch

good luck!

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The apparent difference in the effects of genistein on breast cancer risk premenopausally and postmenopausally may be explained by the fact that the breasts of older women are more likely to contain malignant cells as compared to the breasts of younger women.
Women who wanted more children find it difficult, as do those whose ovaries are removed premenopausally.
As a result, fear of breast cancer hits hard premenopausally, and lingers long after the risk from heart disease has dwarfed it.
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To prevent these adverse changes, nearly all postmenopausal women should receive exogenous estrogen to maintain the physiologic circulating levels of estrogen that existed premenopausally.