Only 10% of women ask for medical advice during their menopause and many do not need treatment. But if your symptoms are severe and interfere with your daily life, your GP can suggest treatments that may help. For more information, visit NHS Website.
If you have recently started taking new medication, speak to your pharmacist about whether this might be the cause of your problems.
Other information that might be helpful:
- If you think you might be suffering from stress or anxiety you might find our section on STRESS AND ANXIETY helpful.
- If you are feeling ‘low’ (particularly if you are waking early), or if you’re feeling very down about yourself, you might find our section on DEPRESSION helpful.
- If you think your problems might be caused by lack of sleep, you may find our section on SLEEP PROBLEMS helpful.
- If you are feeling exhausted, you might find our section on FATIGUE helpful.
Heavy bleeding can cause problems, until periods peter out and finally stop altogether. This section does not deal with bleeding problems.
Spotting (light bleeding) after the menopause is not unusual. The cause is usually something minor but it occasionally it can be an early sign of a more serious problem, such as a tumour. Perhaps this is only the case in 5-10% of women who bleed after their periods have stopped but it is obviously important to see a doctor and find out the cause so it can be properly treated. Always seek medical advice if you notice spotting after periods have stopped.