Differences in Presentations of Women Presenting to the Menopause Units with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency or Spontaneous Menopause.
HalaGomaa1, Ola Shaltout2, Wendy Wolfman 1
1Mature Women Clinic, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
2Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain
Menopause is defined as cessation of menstruation for 12 months when ovaries stopped producing eggs. If it occurs before the age of 40 years, it is defined as premature ovarian insufficiency[ POI].
Decline in estrogen around the time of menopause is associated with physical and emotional symptoms that may affect women’s quality of life in different ways.
The most common symptoms are: vasomotor symptoms, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbance, sexual problems, depressive mood, anxiety and joint and muscle pain.
Some women may suffer from one or more symptoms and the severity is individual from one to one.
The aim of our study is to assess the differences in menopausal symptoms and their severity among spontaneous menopausal women and POI patients.