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Is it necessary to continue with periodic reviews in menopause?

Some women believe that when they reach menopause it is no longer necessary to carry out regular gynecological check-ups and they gradually abandon them or even do without them.

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However, it is an erroneous practice since, despite the fact that the woman does not have her period, she continues to have the same risks of suffering from diseases, which through periodic check-ups it is possible to detect in time and thus minimize their consequences.

It is important that when the period disappears for a few months, you go to the gynecologist to study what it is due to, since it is not always due to the arrival of the menopause and the lack of the period can be the warning of some important problem.

In the event that it really is the menopause, the professional will advise you on the changes you must introduce in your life. 


He will also advise you on how the menopausal process will develop and will recommend the best way to deal with the emotional consequences of this new stage.

Gynecological checkups are important because menopause does not make you less likely to have cancer of the breast, ovaries, or uterus, or to contract a sexually transmitted disease.


A woman who has not shown signs of any disease in her previous gynecological examinations should only have them once every 12 to 18 months. In the event that a problem or something suspicious was detected in a review, the doctor would make you visit more frequently to avoid future complications.


In these controls the doctor will do a general review. In addition, he will check the condition of the breasts and look for lumps that may be suspicious of breast cancer. He will also perform a pelvic exam, an ultrasound and the relevant cytology.

The fact that a woman has menopause does not mean that she cannot practice risky sexual relations, so going to this professional will help prevent and cure this type of disease.


It is very important that women are aware of the importance of going to the gynecologist at least every 18 months. They should take care of their health from the first moment they start having sexual relations_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_and also once the menopause has arrived to avoid all kinds of diseases.

Going to gynecological check-ups regularly,   will prevent possible diseases from advancing and will enable us to treat them before it is too late.



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