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Symptoms of the menopause

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All women will have a different experience of the menopause. Some will barely notice any symptoms, while others will need medications to help them cope. There are a wide range of possible symptoms, but the most common are hot flushes and night sweats.

Common symptoms include:

  • Hot flushes
  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)
  • Low mood
  • Mood changes and irritability
  • Lowered sex drive (libido)
  • Dry skin, hair and nails
  • Bone thinning (osteoporosis) 
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex
  • Psychological effects such as poor memory, loss of confidence and low self esteem
  • Passing urine more often and increased risk of urinary infections
  • Breast changes
  • Aches and pains.

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Date last updated: 
06 Nov 2015
Date due for review: 
06 Nov 2018