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Understanding Menopause -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Menopause?

Not all women experience symptoms prior to or following menopause, which is defined as the time when a woman has naturally ceased having menstrual periods for one year. If menopausal symptoms occur, they may include hot flashes, night sweats, pain during intercourse due to vaginal dryness, and increased anxiety or irritability.

 

Call Your Doctor About Menopause If:

  • You experience bleeding again after menopause. Among other possibilities, bleeding may be a sign of uterine cancer, so you should see your doctor.
  • Your menopause symptoms are causing problems or interfering with your daily life. Your health care provider may be able to prescribe medications to help relieve your symptoms.

 

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD, FACOG on March 11, 2014
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