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Ask a Doctor: "How long does perimenopause last?"

Get the answer to this common Q from Dr. Ekta Kapoor. 

By Womaness Editors   2-Minute Read

Mayo Clinic's Dr. Ekta Kapoor expert for Womaness

Welcome to ASK AN EXPERT, a series where we pose your real questions to our menopause experts for the intel you need. Need an answer? Post your question on The After Party, our private Facebook Group.


Your Question:

How long will I be in perimmenopause?


The Answer:

From Dr. Ekta Kapoor, Mayo Clinic: "This question comes up a lot when I am seeing a patient. And it's really variable.

It is up to three to four, five years maybe. But for some women, unfortunately, it can be longer. There are not good tools out there to predict how much longer we have remaining."


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