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I have had multiple pelvic surgeries and have mesh for prolapse and scarring. I still have my uterus, but after my last surgery I have entered menopause at age 52 with no menses. I’m not sure what blood tests I should have to check my hormone levels. I am having hot flashes, dry skin, vaginal dryness and lack of interest in intimacy with my husband of 28 years. This was never a problem before, but I went into surgery having my periods and came out in full blown menopause.

Menopause can occur anytime after age 40, but the average age is 51. It sounds like you are having typical menopausal symptoms that can and should be evaluated and treated.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

April 9, 2019 at 1:38pm