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An_250455 posted:
I am 32 years old and in the last year i have had alot of symptons but can you get menopause it this early in age? I have low sex drive, forget things very easy, discharge, pain during sex, my period is diffrent every month, a odor for a week before my period comes and discharge, emotionally up and down. I am on birth control. Any ideas?

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Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An_250455,
One thing I can assure you: your symptoms are not related to menopause. Indeed, about 1% of women are menopausal by age 40; 32 is very young. However, the reason I can assure you that these symptoms are not related to menopause is that you stated you are on birth control pills; and they control almost all symptoms related to menopause. So I would sit down with your health care provider-nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, or doc-and try to figure out what else might be going on.
Good luck,
Mary Jane


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