- Perimenopause is the time leading up to a woman’s last menstrual cycle
- Perimenopause can last from two to eight years
- There are treatment options for symptoms for perimenopause
Perimenopause is the transition time leading up to a woman’s last menstrual cycle. There is no set time frame for how long perimenopause can last. It could take as few as two years to complete or as many as eight years. Your periods can stop and start numerous times throughout perimenopause. A woman does not transition into menopause until a full year has passed since the last period.
It can be difficult to tell if a woman is going through perimenopause. The perimenopause signs can be problematic to diagnose accurately. It’s important to talk to your health care provider about how you are feeling and what symptoms for perimenopause you may be experiencing. Women can experience symptoms for perimenopause for months or even years before their periods finally stop.
If you are experiencing symptoms that you believe are being caused by perimenopause, contact Partners in Women’s Health Care for a consultation with one of our highly trained practitioners. They can help you determine what stage of life you are in and the best way to manage your symptoms.