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How long do postmenopausal symptoms last?

Last Updated: 4th February, 2020

four to five years

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Keeping this in view, what are the signs of coming to the end of menopause?

In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms:

  • Irregular periods.
  • Vaginal dryness.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Chills.
  • Night sweats.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Mood changes.
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism.

Subsequently, question is, can you still get menstrual symptoms after menopause? Many people experience pelvic cramps as part of their menstrual period. But cramping may still occur after menopause and can sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, constipation, or ovarian or uterine cancers.

People also ask, what comes after menopause?

Postmenopause: This is the name given to the period of time after a woman has not bled for an entire year (the rest of your life after going through menopause). During this stage, menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, may ease for many women.

What happens when you come off HRT?

Your body may have become dependent on the additional supply of hormones provided by the HRT, and if you stop taking them suddenly you may go into an 'overnight menopause. The menopause naturally occurs gradually – over a period of around two years as your sex hormone levels steadily decline.

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