Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What is perimenopause, and at what age does a woman experience it?

Clinical Nurse Practitioner Amanda Fox discusses perimenopause and when women experience it. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Perimenopause is a time before a woman goes through menopause. It can last two to 10 years, according to the Association of Reproductive Health ProfessionalsOff Site Icon (ARHP).

Perimenopause can start anytime from a woman’s mid-to late-30s to a woman’s mid-40s. Symptoms of perimenopause can include vaginal dryness, menstrual cycle changes, decreased bone density, skin changes and breast tenderness, according to the ARHP.

Talk with your doctor for more information about perimenopause.

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Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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