A women’s life has many phases, one such phase is menopause, and this is the time where the menstruation and functioning of the ovaries are paused. The age when menopause occurs is varied in each woman; some may achieve their menopause at 40s, 50s and few in their early 30s. However, the ideal age for menopause is between 45 to 50 years.
Most of the women mistakenly percepts pre-menopausal state as menopausal, before actually entering into the menopause, i.e. the transitional time from pre-menopause to menopause, during this gap you can get pregnant. Irregular periods cannot always be the sign of menopause, because there are many other medical reasons to that may also make your periods irregular or stop. Therefore, these symptoms can also most likely be a pre-menopausal phase. You can be sure that you are in menopause once you are in nil for periods or about a year. So get to the conclusion that you have hit your menopausal stage after confirming with your health care provider. Woman in post-menopausal stage cannot get pregnant naturally, as the ovaries do not contain egg which can get fertilized. However, with advanced procedures like IVF with the help of donor eggs you can absolutely deliver a baby even in your menopause.
These are the symptoms that you would experience if you strike menopausal stage.Irregular periods: This is the first thing that you will notice during your menopause. The frequency and duration of the menstrual cycle gets erratic. Decline in fertility: During the pre-menopausal stage, the major hormone estrogen gets reduced and this shows an adverse affect on the ability to get pregnant Vaginal dryness: You may feel pain during the sexual intercourse and experience itching. Hot flashes: You may feel sudden warmth on neck, face, chest and other upper body parts, which later may also make you feel the same with lower parts of the body. This makes you perspire more. Urinary tract problems: You may acquire urinary tract infections such as cystitis.