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Is menopause related to swollen legs (calves)?

Is menopause related to swollen legs (calves)?

No: Swelling in your legs is not a symptom of menopause. This might be concerning for other problems such as heart disease. This should prompt evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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When i cross my legs while sitting, my leg will go to sleep, are these changes due to menopause?

When i cross my legs while sitting, my leg will go to sleep, are these changes due to menopause?

Crossed legs: Quite unlikely for your leg to go to sleep but the best answer is to not cross your leg. If you are worried about menopause at age 32 you had best see your gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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I have hip and leg pain for a couple of months, especially in the morning, I have an hour long commute to and from work, i'm 54 and in menopause, ?

I have hip and leg pain for a couple of months, especially in the morning, I have an hour long commute to and from work, i'm 54 and in menopause, ?

Exercise: It's impossible to say where your pain is coming from without an examination but it's usually musculoskeletal. Long commutes are difficult on the body and the body tends to complain if it's not getting proper exercise and stretching. There is also a condition called piriformis syndrome which acts like sciatica, pain in hip and buttock radiating down leg. This responds to exercise too. Y. ...Read more

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Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Yes: Menopause does cause a decrease growth of hair in several spots-legs, armpits and even pubic. Some women get a fine mustache and others get thinning of the hair on their head. This occurs along the temples and at the crown of the head. ...Read more

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Am on the menopause. Stage but everyday am having terrible body pain and stinging pain in my legs and arms?

Am on the menopause. Stage but everyday am having terrible body pain and stinging pain in my legs and arms?

Pain and neuropathy: Menopause can cause a wide variety of issues, but generalized pain and neuropathy or tingling in all your extremities suggests that more is involved. Get checked promptly. ...Read more

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Why do I have leg cramps associated with night sweats during menopause?

Why do I have leg cramps associated with night sweats during menopause?

Electrolyte issue: You might be low in magnsium, 400-800mg daily supplementation might alleviate the cramp, estrogen tx would alleviate the ot flashes, appropriate if you have not had er+ breast cancer. A progestin along with the estrogen would also be warranted if you still have your uterus. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Numbness/ menopause: These symptoms are not the usually ones associated with low estrogen. Numbness in hands and feet may be a condition called peripheral neuropathy. Other conditions can also cause this. It is vaital that you see your physician for examinations to evaluate your situation and then advise you on proper treatment. ...Read more

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