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Should You See Your Gynecologist for Menopause Symptoms?

Author: Andrew Adamson, D.O.

For some women, menopause may be uncomfortable, but requires little or no medical intervention. For many of my of my patients, however, the difficult changes brought on by menopause are enough to push them to seek medical care.

Menopause – and perimenopause (the years leading up to the start of menopause) – is different for each woman. Whether or not you choose to see your gynecologist for treatment of menopausal symptoms is entirely up to you. If symptoms (see below) are disrupting your enjoyment of day-to-day life, consider calling your Mesa gynecologist here at Arizona Associates for Women’s Health at 480-844-4702.

Menopausal Symptoms to Recognize

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings, depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue (including mental fatigue)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary urgency and/or leakage
  • Irregular periods (especially lighter periods or skipped periods)
  • Worsening of premenstrual syndrome
  • Changes in libido

The symptoms experienced – and the severity of menopausal symptoms – vary greatly amongst women. Minor symptoms may be managed at home without medical intervention. For example, you may find that changing what you eat and drink improves hot flashes, or that exercise and other behavioral changes improve mood swings. Of course, lifestyle changes will not improve all symptoms for all women – which is where your Mesa gynecologist can help.

“Should I See My Doctor?”

We offer a free 60-second assessment on this website to help guide women through answering this question. The online assessment, which you can take at any time, asks about hot flashes, your sleep pattern, mental state and menstrual cycle. Fill out the assessment, and a professional from Arizona Associates for Women’s Health will get back to you shortly.

Take the Menopausal Symptom Assessment

Schedule An Appointment With a Mesa Gynecologist

Many menopausal symptoms can be controlled. To schedule an appointment with a gynecologist in Mesa, call 480-844-4702. You can also schedule your appointment online.
Please consult with your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.

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