Menopause

How do I know if I’m going through the menopause?

The menopause usually happens aged around 51 or 52, but many women start to experience symptoms in their mid to late 40’s. You are considered to have gone through the menopause if you have not had a period for 12 months.

The most obvious sign that you may be starting the menopause is changes to your normal pattern of periods – they may occur erratically and you may also notice that they are lighter or heavier than usual.

How will it affect me?

You may also experience other symptoms, such as hot flushes, night sweats, headaches, achy joints and tiredness. Many women experience mood swings, feeling depressed, anxious or irritable for no obvious reason. Some find it difficult to remember things or to focus on a task. You may also find that having sex is difficult or even painful.

Once you have gone through the menopause you will not be able to conceive. This means that you will not need to worry about contraception anymore.

Is there a blood test that confirms you’ve been through the menopause?

Find out more about

Hormone Replacement Therapy

We can test your blood for levels of the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) that regulates the release of eggs from your ovaries each month. This test may need to be carried out several times over a few months to get an accurate reading as hormone levels can fluctuate.

Contact The Cooden Medical Group now on 01424 846190

Testimonials

  • "True excellence, would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you team, you are all wonderful."
  • "Always felt welcomed, always felt well informed, always felt taken care of. Thank you Dr Faris & Shannen!"
  • “I received a very high standard of care from initial consultation to after treatment. All staff were unfailingly polite and courteous and I would recommend the clinic unreservedly.”
  • “I was very satisfied with the treatment and Dr. Mo Faris carried out the procedure in a very efficient and professional way. I wouldn't hesitate to have any further problem carried out at your clinic.”
  • “Excellent reception welcome and procedure on my legs was very quick and painless. Thank you all. I would definitely recommend The Cooden Medical Group.”
  • "The clinic made my whole procedure as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Would certainly recommend Dr Faris and his team to my friends and family."
  • "Very professional, friendly staff with a good range of treatments on offer to make me look and feel better."