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15-Year-Old Girl Undergoing Early Menopause Shares Her Feelings of Not Being Able to Have Children

Rebelander Basilan
May 17, 2019
11:54 A.M.
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Annabelle, from the UK, who can never have kids after going through the menopause at 15, admitted that she will never come to terms with her condition.

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The British teenager is among the one in every 10,000 women who experience menopause symptoms before the age of 20.

Annabelle, from the UK, who can never have children after going through the menopause at 15 | Photo: YouTube/BBC Young Reporter

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"It was really disappointing because it's frustrating that there's no real answer to what's happening, it's just this whole big mystery, what's going on inside my body."

Showing up on BBC Breakfast recently, Annabelle admitted that hearing she can never have children "shocked her hard."

"It's unbelievable," she said. "I don't know what's inside of me right now, it's just a blank space."

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Annabelle revealed that she has hot flushes each day, making her feel trapped.

The teen, who is currently sitting her GCSE exams, was seen encountering the terrible symptom in a previous home video.

"I'm so red, I'm sweating. Even my arms are red, my chest, oh my God," she said.

After her early menopause diagnosis, Annabelle said that was the time where she felt like she could cry about something that she realized she had.

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"I didn't expect my friends to understand," she said. "I felt like I didn't want to drop something on them or weigh them down with a problem that wasn't theirs."

The diagnosis has been "monumental" on her parents since they clearly wanted grandchildren.

"It was a dreadful shock, and obviously we both had a cry, and we won't be grandparents either, which is a shame, but it's more about Annabelle really," her mother, Amanda, explained.

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Along with her parents, Annabelle visited University College Hospital in London to get the results of her blood tests and bone density scan.

In any case, her expectations that they will reveal some insight into why she's been diagnosed with early menopause were crashed when doctors told her there's no genuine reason.

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"It was really disappointing because it's frustrating that there's no real answer to what's happening, it's just this whole big mystery, what's going on inside my body," she said.

Annabelle added that she doesn't think she'll ever come to terms with it totally. Notwithstanding, she is doing her best to stay positive, explaining that there's dependably somebody experiencing so much more terrible.

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