Most women have some symptoms during menopause. Some women will have only a few mild symptoms, but for others it is a distressing and difficult time.
The most common symptoms are hot flushes and night sweats – you suddenly feel overheated and can’t bear to wear so many clothes.
Other common problems are:
- trouble sleeping
- dry skin and hair
- weight gain
- vaginal dryness
- aches and pains
- needing to urinate more often
- not feeling good about yourself
Your doctor may prescribe medicines that help ease symptoms of menopause.
Not sure what to do next?
If you are still concerned about your the menopause, check your symptoms with healthdirect’s online Symptom Checker to get advice on when to seek medical attention.
The Symptom Checker guides you to the next appropriate healthcare steps, whether it’s self care, talking to a health professional, going to a hospital or calling triple zero (000).
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Last reviewed: September 2017