The following signs in the body can imply you have reached menopause;

  • The main menopause symptom is skipping or failure to get periods. Some women can experience irregular changes in their menstrual cycle and length.
  • Constant Short or long periods than normal.
  • Heavy period blood with strains of blood clots.
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Reduction in estrogen chemicals characterized by dry vagina and irritation when having sex.
  • Constant mood swings
  • Failure to receive periods for 12 months or longer.
  • Weak or changes in your urinary tract bladder that might result in urine leakage and frequent urinating.
  • Chills
  • Weight gain

When to see a GP

I recommend you visit a GP when you notice any of the above signs and have regular appointments after menopause, especially if there is vaginal bleeding or any change in the urinary tract.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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