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Menopause: When to Get Help

Not everyone needs treatment for their menopausal symptoms. Some don’t feel strongly affected by symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings, while others see their symptoms fade quickly. You should be aware of what changes are not normal for approaching menopause, and call your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Menstrual bleeding that requires changing pads or tampons every hour
  • Menstrual bleeding for more than eight days
  • Menstrual bleeding that passes clots
  • Bleeding in between periods or after intercourse
  • Getting your period less than 21 days apart on a regular basis
  • Having issues with incontinence
  • Suffering from depression

If you are facing any of these, get in touch with your doctor, as it is possible they are symptoms of a different issue. Normal symptoms many women experience during perimenopause include: irregularity in their menstrual cycles (more or less frequent, heavier or lighter flow, and/or last for fewer or more days at a time), hot flashes or night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, problems with sleeping, heart palpitations, mood swings, or headaches. If you have trouble dealing with normal symptoms, talk with your physician, as there might be treatment options available to manage them.

Are you concerned that you may be experiencing abnormal symptoms? If you have questions or concerns about the changes in your body, simply reply to this email or give us a call at 
717-840-9885 to schedule an appointment.

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