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    Anon_170514 posted:
    About how long does menopause last as far as age goes?
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear Anon_170514,
    The average age at menopause is 51 ; range is from 35-60 or so. One year without a period is the definition of menopause. However, symptoms can start several years before the last period; and some women, alas, for example can have significant hot flashes for over 10 years after the last menstrual period. So it is quite variable-
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane


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