Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms of menopause include:
- Reduced fertility
- Changes in menstrual periods
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Emotional changes
- Libido changes
Most of these symptoms will stop after menopause is completed.
However, menopause also increases the risk of contracting heart disease or osteoporosis, which continue after menopause is completed. Although not associated with menopause, cancer is associated with advancing age in women.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.