How Long Does Perimenopause Last?
Usually, perimenopause lasts around 4 years, up until natural menopause arrives, and it ends the first year after menopause. That is the time when ovaries stop releasing eggs and also when the estrogen starts its decline.
This is why in the last two years of perimenopause the menopausal symptoms accelerate. Nevertheless, there are women who may experience a perimenopause period of only a few months or of 10 years.