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Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the "change of life." Menopause symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, irregular vaginal bleeding, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, weight gain, and emotional symptoms such as mood swings. Treatment of menopausal symptoms varies, and should be discussed with your physician.

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      • Pregnancy and preconception care
      • Fertility/Infertility
      • Contraception
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      • Who develops breast cancer?
      • What is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
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      • Hot flash facts
      • What are hot flashes?
      • What causes hot flashes?
      • What are the symptoms of hot flashes?
      • How are hot flashes diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for hot flashes?
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      • Complementary and alternative treatments
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      • Vaginal pain and vulvodynia facts
      • What are vaginal pain and vulvodynia?
      • What causes vaginal pain and/or vulvodynia?
      • What symptoms are characteristic of vaginal pain and vulvodynia?
      • What are risk factors for vaginal pain and vulvodynia?
      • What diagnostic tests are used to evaluate vaginal pain and vulvodynia?
      • How are vaginal pain and vulvodynia treated?
      • Medications and other medical therapies for vaginal pain and vulvodynia
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Terms related to Menopause:

  • Change of Life
  • Perimenopause
  • Post Menopause