Do I Have Menopause?

 Do I Have Menopause?

As you age, you may begin to experience mild symptoms that will likely have you asking yourself the question, “do I have menopause?”

Below are some of the most common indicators that you may be experiencing menopause.

Changes in Your Period

One of the first symptoms of menopause is an irregular period that may last longer or shorter than usual.

This is vernally normal, however, there are certain cases where you should seek a doctor out if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Very heavy bleeding
  • Very frequent periods
  • Spotting
  • Periods lasting over one week
  • Periods return after not having one for over a year

Hot Flashes

The changes in estrogen can result in a sudden feeling of heat in the upper area of your body.

These can last anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.

Vaginal Dryness

Many women experience vaginal dryness which can lead to painful sex.

Additionally, it may become more difficult to hold in the urge to urinate.

Sleep Issues

It is not uncommon for women to experience sleep issues during menopause.

Low Libido

In addition to painful sex, you may notice that you have less of a desire to be sexual with your partner.

Similarly, some women experience the opposite effect where they are feeling more in the mood than ever.

Mood Swings

Mood swings are a normal part of the menopause experience and can be managed through medical intervention with a trusted menopause specialist.

Body Changes

Your body can undergo many changes as a result of menopause.

Some women experience abnormal weight gain, muscle loss, or even joint pain.

Do I Have Menopause?

Dr. Nicky Singh is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has been in private practice since 1994. 

Over the years, Dr. Singh has prided herself in serving the women of her community for all of their OB/GYN needs. 

If you believe that you are experiencing menopausal symptoms, call Dr. Singh today at (703)359-4842. 

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