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Find out when menopause is likely to start, common symptoms and how to relieve them, as well as possible long-term effects.
How can medication help ease menopause symptoms? This article contains information about different types of menopause medicines, other treatment options and what to ask your doctor.
Menopause that happens earlier than the expected age of around 50 years is called premature or early menopause.
Some health conditions and problems are more common after menopause, including osteoporosisosteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Bleeding after menopause
Bleeding after menopause is usually nothing to worry about, but you should always have it checked out by a doctor. Learn about possible causes and what to do next.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the name for a number of hormone therapies that can be used to treat the symptoms of menopause.
Although it can affect any woman, vaginal dryness is most common in women who have experienced menopause.
Perimenopause takes place as most women’s ovaries gradually stop working over a period of years, producing fewer eggs and releasing less of the hormones than usual. Learn more about how perimenopause affects women here.
Learn more about health topics that concern women and their families, such as menopause, breast cancer, endometriosis and pregnancy.
Vaginal bleeding after sex
If you have any vaginal bleeding after sex you should visit your doctor or family planning clinic. Any bleeding from the vagina after menopause should be checked by a doctor.