Menopause Community
Is this menopause?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to menopause, depression, hormone replacement therapy, hot flashes, mood swing, skin changes, and problems with joints/muscle, memory, sex, sleeping, vagina, and weight.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Is this menopause?

My question is I am 41 years old, and have been experiencing hot flashes for 3 years, my periods have been severely  irregular, before this month it had been 7 months since the last one.  And then i had 2! I have also had a really weird scaly rash on my left nipple for the past 3 months, it seems to be staying where its at. I do not have insurance or money, are these grave reasons to go to the doctor?
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
How are you? Menopause is complete when you have not had a period for 1 year. The symptoms vary from woman to woman,  may last 5 or more years and may include irregular menstruation, hot flashes, night sweats, sleeping problems, vaginal infections, among others. In your case, you may be having perimenopause or the years leading to menopause. With regards to the rash on your left nipple, what other symptoms are present? This could be an infection or irritation  and may warrant further evaluation if it persists. Take care and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Menopause Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
evewisewoman
ON
6726276_tn?1388332222
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA