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What are the chances of pregnancy when entering the menopause?

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    Diana — 28.03.2018 11:42
    I found this article while doing a search for the causes of breast soreness and tenderness after menopause. I’ve only been officially in menopause for about 16 months and I sure hope I’m not pregnant. In addition to the sore breasts, like I used to have before my period, I am feeling Dizziness in the morning. I’m wondering if I am pregnant, when I likely miscarry?

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      eileen — 29.03.2018 11:44
      Hi Diana Breast pain can happen after the menopause and may be helped by supplements such as soya isoflavones, a plant oestrogen. But it is important to get any breast changes checked by your doctor first before self-medicating. Also, make sure that you get yourself measured for bras properly. A lot of the big stores offer a free service. After the menopause breast shape, size and density can change a lot and an ill-fitting bra can cause pain! It is very unlikely to get pregnant after 16 months without a period but if you are worried why not take a pregnancy test just to put your mind at rest.

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    MJ — 26.03.2018 14:37
    Hi, I am 54 years old and just recently stopped taking the pill, I feel great altho I have a question that is worrying me... My partner and I have had sex 4 weeks after stopping the pill, now I'm a bit concerned that I could have been in the fertile stage when we did. Im due for a period at the end of the month, should I wait til then to take a pregnancy test or before, or wait to see if a period arrives?? any advice would be great at the time ... Thank you

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      eileen — 26.03.2018 15:09
      Hi MJ If you are worried at all then it is best to take a test, although pregnancy at your age is very rare it can sometimes happen!

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    Sylvia — 21.03.2018 18:22
    what are some symptons of pregnancy during menopause? I have been extremely tired and have a faint headache for the last week?

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      eileen — 23.03.2018 10:07
      Hi Sylvia The symptoms would be exactly the same such as nausea/morning sickness, sore breasts, fatigue etc. However, these are also common menopause symptoms too! If you are worried why not take a pregnancy test just to ease your mind.

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