Premature menopause or early menopause symptoms will occur if menopause happens before a woman reaches 40. The average normal age for menopause is 51 years old, this is the average age at which menstruation stops. If menopause (ie. you haven't had a period for 12 months) happens significantly earlier than this it's known as early menopause or premature menopause.
Whether your early menopause symptoms are natural or induced or because of illness, they will be pretty much the same menopausal symptoms as those who are in normal natural menopause.
Reasons vary for the for early signs of menopause : natural early menopause; premature ovarian failure; surgery such as hysterectomy and oophorectomy; ovarian damage, cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation; autoimmune disorders such as Graves Disease, lupus or hypothyroidism.
By measuring Folicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), your doctor will be able to tell if your ovaries are producing estrogen. When production of estrogen by your ovaries slows down, your levels of FSH increase. When your FSH levels rise above 30 or 40 mIU/mL, it usually indicates that you are in menopause.
It's important to rule out
other factors which may be causing your early menopause signs if you
have no obvious reason for it. These could be pregnancy or thyroid
disease. Your doctor will also give you a general physical examination.
Natural Menopause Symptoms