The stages of menopause are perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause, notes WebMD. The menopause stage is typically the shortest stage, lasting only about a year, while the period before, known as perimenopause, can la... More »

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Menopause is the transition period during which a woman's body stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone, according to WebMD. Most women enter menopause between the ages of 45 to 55 years old. More »

According to WebMD, after a full year of not having monthly periods due to menopause, a woman can no longer become pregnant. A woman can become pregnant when experiencing the early stages of menopause. More »

Women undergoing menopause can experience changes in their menstrual cycle, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse, reports Healthline. In addition, menopausal women may have mood swings, insomnia, a de... More »

Bleeding after menopause is considered abnormal and could indicate a serious medical problem, including uterine cancer, notes WebMD. At the first sign of blood, see a doctor as soon as possible. More »

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Periods with lighter or heavier than usual bleeding, shorter or skipped periods, insomnia, heart palpitations and cognitive impairment such as memory problems are early signs of menopause, according to WebMD. Vaginal dry... More »

If a woman's ovaries are removed along with the uterus during a hysterectomy, she experiences the immediate signs and symptoms of menopause, according to Mayo Clinic. If one or both of the ovaries remain, the ovaries con... More »

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