Is 41 too young to start menopause?
As I m writing this I am 6 days late starting my period. Up until now I ve never been this late. I m not sexually active so I m not pregnant. I was under stress recently. My sister went to the hospital to get her appendix removed and I had to stay with her in the hospital for a week. No sleep and poor eating. I know stress can affect you but now that everything is ok I figured my body would relax and get back on track. Anyone else experience this? Could I be starting menopause or should I be worried?
- 1 month ago
It could be the stress of everything on top of the not sleeping. I would say wait till next month and if your period is still a no-show, consult with a doctor about it. It also sounds like you’re still too young to be going into menopause but there are a lot of factors at play in that (genetics being one example)
- EdnaLv 71 month ago
Off-hand, I would say you're still be bit young to be entering menopause. I didn't enter menopause until I was 47 or 48. I didn't gradually stop having periods - I just STOPPED, and that was it!
- Ace ShortyLv 71 month ago
It might/could be, you having any hot flashes yet? If not, then probably not menopause.
- PatriciaLv 71 month ago
Menopause isn't something to sit around and worry about. it's just a natural thing, but you're a bit young to be starting menopause. There is periomenopause, however, which can give you symptoms of menopause for years. You might see a doctor if you're questioning this
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- MamawidsomLv 71 month ago
It isn't "too early" but 41 is young for menopause or peri-menopause. Your delayed period is likely due to stress. Since you aren't concerned about pregnancy, I'd suggest you try to relax, take care of yourself (healthy eating, daily exercise, prayer/meditation, and great sleep) and see if your period doesn't show up.
If you miss two periods in a row or have any other unexplained symptoms, consider seeing an ob/gyn.
- TavyLv 71 month ago
No, my periods went haywire from my late 30s.however stress can alter your hormones.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It's likely perimenopause, which is common at that age. You can have several years when your periods become irregular before they stop completely.