Menopause Symptoms Checklist

Michael Krychman MD

Do you have vaginal dryness?

Does your vagina feel irritated or itchy?

Do you feel pain, discomfort, or irritation during sex?

Do you have less lubrication when sexually aroused than you used to?

Does your vagina ever bleed after sex?

Does your vagina seem to have become narrower?

Do you have more frequent trips to the bathroom?

Do you have burning with urination?

Do you have frequent urinary tract infections?

Do you have lower back pain?

Do you get constipated more often than usual?

Do you feel something bulging into the wall of your vagina?

Do you feel any heaviness in your lower abdomen pelvic area?

If you answered "yes" to any question above, you may be experiencing vaginal symptoms of menopause. These symptoms can affect your personal comfort, your sex life, your relationship with your partner, and they can get worse over time. Don't suffer in silence speak to your doctor to find a treatment that works for you.

Adapted from sigmamenopause.com, menopause.org, chealth.canoe.ca.