Can You Decode These Myths about Perimenopause, Menopause and Postmenopause?

Rashmi Bolinjkar, M.D., OB/GYN

Menopause, perimenopause and postmenopause are stages in a woman’s life when her monthly period changes and eventually stops, signaling the end of her reproductive years. Even though there are three stages, there is a lot of grey area between the three — including age of start, duration, symptoms, treatment and age of completion — which can make it downright confusing and even a little frustrating.

We spoke to Rashmi Bolinjkar, M.D., an OB/GYN on the medical staff at Texas Health Allen and at Texas Health Women’s Care in Allen, a Texas Health Physicians Group practice, to help debunk common assumptions surrounding the three stages.

Menopause, perimenopause and postmenopause can be confusing. We spoke to an OB/GYN to help debunk common assumptions surrounding the three stages.

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