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Overview

The time of a woman's life following menopause is called postmenopause. During this time, many of the bothersome symptoms that a woman experienced prior to menopause, gradually ease for most women.

Living and Coping

Laura Corio, MD, talks about life and good health after menopause.

Protecting Your Health

A Pap test looks for changes in the cells of the cervix that show cervical cancer or conditions that may develop into cancer.

If you have completed menopause -- gone without a period for more than one year -- you should not experience any menstrual bleeding. Even a little spotting is not normal after menopause.

There are a number of steps women in postmenopause can take to stay healthy and feel better. It's as easy as remembering your ABCs, and D, E, and F.

The risk of breast cancer increases with age. That is why it is very important for all menopausal women to get regular mammograms.

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