Menopause is the natural cessation of menstruation (no menstrual period for a year) and usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Perimenopause, also known as the menopausal transition, usually starts between the ages of 40 and 45. Your hormones will begin to change periodically and cause

unexpected menopause symptoms. Menopause is a significant journey during a woman’s life, and here at Emory Women’s Center at Findley, we would love to be there to guide and assist you with any care and or encouragement you may need. 

 

A few common menopause symptoms you may experience include: 

    Irregular periods 

    Longer or shorter periods

    Heavier or lighter periods

    Hot flashes 

    Lower sex drive

    Vaginal dryness. Sex may be

     uncomfortable or painful.

    Fatigue 

    Mood swings and irritability

 

It is important to know that perimenopause can last between two to eight years. For most women, it can commonly last about four years. Patients should keep in mind that during perimenopause, it is still possible to become pregnant. If your periods are irregular, then it might be impossible to know when you are ovulating. As a precaution, we recommend that you continue to use your regular form of birth control. 

 

Learn More. 

If you have any questions concerning menopause, we encourage you to visit us at Emory Women’s Center at Findley located at 12000 Findley Rd., Johns Creek, GA 30097. To find out more about Emory’s Women Center at Findley or to make an appointment to speak with one of our providers, please contact us at 404-778-3401.

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