Painful Menopausal and Post-Menopausal Symptoms are Treatable

The extreme changes a woman’s body experiences during menopause have several implications, these are primarily associated with the high fluctuations in the body’s hormone levels. Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness and insomnia. There are also several symptoms that can be exceptionally painful, and these symptoms are not as well known. While the list below may seem daunting, the good news is the pain associated with menopause and post-menopause is treatable. In fact, it’s very possible to get relief from pain associated with the hormonal changes that happen during, and even after, menopause with the help of a medical professional.

Vaginal Dryness

Dryness in itself isn’t typically painful, however having vaginal dryness while having intercourse can lead to incredible pain.

Painful Urination

Although experiencing pain while urinating could be a symptom of vaginal dryness, it could also be symptomatic of something else. During menopause vaginal tissue loses its elasticity and vaginal lining can become thinner. The vaginal area in general can become increasingly sensitive during this change.

Breast Tenderness or Pain

Some menopausal or post-menopausal women experience significant breast tenderness or pain, either focused around just the nipples or the entire breast tissue.


Everyone is familiar with headaches, but hormone related headaches are entirely different and are commonly due to estrogen withdrawal.

Joint Pain

Menopausal or post-menopausal joint pain can occur in the hips, knees or ankles, and it can be difficult to determine whether these somewhat common symptoms are tied to the hormonal changes of menopause. One of the most common reasons for joint pain in menopausal and post-menopausal women is a decrease in collagen.

Muscle Aches

Hormonal fluctuations can also cause severe muscle pain. Specifically, most people attribute the imbalance of estrogen and progesterone to painful muscle aches.

The good news about pain that results from menopause or post-menopause is that it is treatable, and especially with the help of an experienced medical professional that specializes in hormone treatment, relief from pain is possible.

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