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I wonder if you can help. I went through menopause at 40.

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Hi I wonder if you can help. I went through menopause at 40. I'm 47 and haven't had a period in years which is fine. I have also experienced vaginal dryness which I know is normal after menopause. So my question is this. In the last few days I have experienced what I would consider as 18 year old lubed vagina syndrome lol. I'm fine no weird odours etc... Been married for 18 years and all good. Don't get me wrong it's cool, I just wondered why out of the blue, this would happen? Could it be something I've eaten... I just don't understand it. Thank you for any help or answers.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

are you on hormones?

do you still have ovaries?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No I'm not on hormones and yes I still have everything in tact.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I've ihad it very easy. The pill masked my going through menopause which started at 38. I went off the pill at 40. Had one more period and boom done. All the night sweats etc happened at 39 but I didn't know what it was at the time. I'm 47 now and not on anything. Have never had to take HRT. Hope this helps.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for this reply

As weird as it sounds, I think you might have had a surge in hormones

That is the only explanation for this

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Of course I will rate thank you. But why would this happen? Could there be a reason?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

It is just like thyroid.

Sometimes patients who have low to zero thyroid function will get a surge of thyroid hormone and you have to adjust their meds

This can happen with the ovaries too.

The cells start working again briefly for no good reason

I'm guessing it will pass in a few days.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What a shame lol. Thank you again for your help!!!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

welcome :)

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