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When does perimenopause start?

Kord T. Strebel, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
The average age for the onset of perimenopause is 45, says Kord Strebel, MD, an OB/GYN at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he describes the average ages for premature menopause and menopause.

Women normally go through perimenopause between ages 45 and 55, but some women start perimenopause earlier, even in their 30s. When perimenopause starts, and how long it lasts varies from woman to women. You will likely notice menopause-related symptoms, such as changes in periods.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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