This stage averages 7-10 years before menopause. Due to estrogen fluctuations, symptoms are at their most intense during this phase.
When it has been 12 full months since your last period, the very next day is called menopause. Celebrate! It only lasts one day.
Every day after reaching menopause is considered postmenopause. It is the final phase, and lasts the rest of your life.
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