Obstetrics & Gynecology

For Women-By Women

Frequently Asked Questions - Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

FAQs - Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
How do I know when I am in menopause?

Menopause is the end of menstruation, and typically occurs between the ages of 47-55, although perimenopause may begin years earlier. Many women experience irregular periods, vaginal dryness, night sweats or sleep problems indicating they are entering the transition to menopause. Blood tests to measure hormone levels to  determine if you are experiencing menopause may be done, if necessary.

Should I take replacement hormones?

Replacement hormones may be used to treat symptoms of menopause and prevent or at least postpone some of the symptoms from the  lack of estrogen. We work individually with each patient to determine the most effective treatment, which may or may not include hormone replacement therapy.

When is it safe to stop using birth control?

Continue using your birth control method for a year after your final period.

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