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How long does menopause last? i had a hysterectomy when i was 36 including overies. i am now 51 and still have symptoms.{sore breasts} how long can i expect this to go on? i also have been unable to have a orgasm for the last year. is that a symptom also?


Sore breasts are usually related to fibrocystic breast condition, not menopause. For some women, eliminating caffeine and chocolate reduce the soreness. Some women have sore breasts forever. Causes of lack of orgasm include insufficient foreplay and sometimes a medication side effect. Be sure you have adequate lubrication for sexual activity.

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Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati