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15 Jul 2005

EARLY MENOPAUSE?
I am 43 yrs of age. I had a Mirena fitted about 4 years ago to deal with heavy periods. My Gynae felt it a better option than to perform a hystectomy. However, lately I find that I am permanently hot, even in winter I sleep with a summer nightie and a thin duvet, I sweat a lot at night. I also noticed that my vagina is particularly dry, and I have no interest in sex at all. Could this possibly be the start of menopause? I have not had a full gynae examination in nearly 2 years now, (all prior paps etc, have proved to be normal). I also notice, that I have started "Spotting" - a brown-blood type discharge. Is this normal? Please advise.
Thank you.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It could be. The spotting is not normal. You should have a gynae check.

Best wishes
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