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What are common symptoms of menopause?

By January 23, 2015 - 9:55am
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January 28, 2015 - 1:25pm

Hello Ahms,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community.

A woman reaches menopause once she has not had a period for 12 consecutive months.

Perimenopause is the period of transition when estrogen levels fluctuate and cause classic symptoms.

Women in perimenopause have at least some these symptoms:

hot flashes
breast tenderness
worse premenstrual syndrome
lower sex drive
irregular periods
vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex
urine leakage when coughing or sneezing
urinary urgency (an urgent need to urinate more frequently)
mood swings
trouble sleeping

To learn more, visit the EmpowHER Menopause home page:


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