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Menopause services offered in Manhattan, New York and Westchester, New York

When you’re facing menopause, you want caring medical providers who understand what you’re going through. At NY Midtown OB/GYN, with offices in midtown Manhattan in New York City and Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, the elite team of menopause experts offers all-encompassing support for your menopause transition. Menopause can and should be comfortable, so reach out to either office by phone or click the online scheduler to learn more today.

Menopause Q&A

What is menopause?

Perimenopause is the period in which women transition out of their childbearing years. 

Most women start perimenopause in their mid-40s to early 50s and complete the transition in around 7-14 years. Your age at the time of perimenopause, ethnicity, and lifestyle factors like smoking can contribute to the length of your transition.

You’re in menopause when you haven’t had a menstrual period in 12 consecutive months. 

During perimenopause and menopause, your natural female hormones, particularly estrogen, drop dramatically. 

This leads to significant changes in your body, from your bone thickness to the way you use energy and store fat in your body. Many women in perimenopause and menopause experience symptoms that cause inconvenience and make their lives uncomfortable.

Some women enter menopause abruptly when they have their ovaries surgically removed, a procedure that’s sometimes done alongside hysterectomy. 

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Symptoms that may appear during perimenopause and menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Brain fog
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced libido

Menopause symptoms can vary: Some women experience very few issues, while others suffer debilitating symptoms. 

Menopause has positive effects, too. By the end of menopause, you won’t have monthly periods anymore and won’t have to worry about birth control. If you have uterine fibroids, they’ll most likely shrink due to estrogen decrease.

How does gynecology care change during menopause?

The team personalizes your gynecology care based on your age, symptoms, and health history to help you have the most comfortable and healthy perimenopause and menopause possible. 

Some differences in your well-woman exams during menopause may include:

  • Transitioning off birth control (after completing menopause)
  • Starting hormone replacement therapy to manage your symptoms
  • Bone scans (starting at 65 or earlier based on your osteoporosis risk factors)

For the most part, you’ll still need to continue other routine care, like well-woman exams, Pap smears, mammograms, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, until the team tells you that you can discontinue it. 

If you experience unusual issues like bleeding or pelvic pain after menopause, it’s important to schedule a visit at NY Midtown OB/GYN for diagnosis and treatment. All post-menopausal bleeding is considered irregular bleeding.

Menopause doesn’t have to cause misery. The NY Midtown OB/GYN team offers insightful, patient-focused, and compassionate menopause care in the privacy of their boutique-like offices. Book your appointment online or call the nearest office today.

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