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His_Lil_Angel
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i know im probably over reacting but i have recently been getting hot flushes and mood swings. i put this into google to see what it could possibly be. menopause came up that they are symptoms of. i read on for the other symptoms such as increased need to go to the toilet, vaginal symptoms and sleep trouble. i have been experiencing these as well. i have not however stopped having my period.
could this be possible? i am only 17, i thought you were usually over 40?
what else could it be if it is not this?
any help would be appreciated =]

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Heather
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It could be any number of things, but it is beyond highly unlikely that this is early menopause. You could be having a flu or other virus, a change in your hormone levels due to puberty, a whole lot of things.

So, next time you see your doctor for a regular checkup, bring up these symptoms, but it's not at al likely they are due to menopause.

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hey thanks
thats calmed me down a bit

i have to go to the family planning tommorow to pick up my contaceptive pill,

ill ask them about it =]

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Heather
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Just be sure that if you have had intercourse lately, either without reliable birth control or suspect it may have failed, that you ask for a pregnancy test before you start the pill. Often, this is a given you won't have to ask for, but sometimes you will.

I don't know what your vaginal symptoms have been, but if you're urinating a lot, having big mood swings, and having things like vaginal dryness or increased discharges, you will likely want to check in for that. Same goes for being screened for sexually transmitted infections while you're there, especially since your current partner recently left prison, where STI transmission is usually pretty off-the-charts.

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