What are the 34 symptoms of perimenopause?

According to Spire Nottingham Hospital, there are as many as 51 different symptoms of menopause, some are more common than others. However, the most reported symptoms, which range in severity from one person to the next, tend to be as follows:



Short-term symptoms 

(Short-term symptoms are classed by NICE as lasting up to five years)  

Vasomotor symptoms:

  • Night sweats
  • Hot flushes affect as many as 75% of menopausal women

Psychological symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Lack of motivation
  • Problems focusing/concentrating
  • Stress, depression, anxiety, sadness

Sexual changes: 

  • Reduced libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decreased pleasure
  • Painful penetration
  • Emotional distractions

Urogenital side effects:

  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Genital itching
  • Burning with urination
  • Urgency with/frequent urination
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections


Long-term symptoms

  • The most obvious symptom is that your periods stop
  • Some people are more susceptible to osteoporosis and heart disease







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