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Maturitas. 2013 Mar;74(3):283-90. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2012.12.010. Epub 2013 Jan 14.

Position of the Spanish Menopause Society regarding the management of perimenopause.

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1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain. Electronic address: nicomendoza@telefonica.net.
2
Clínica Diatros, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: rschez.borrego@diatros.com.
3
Hospital de Guadalajara, University of Alcalá, Guadalajara, Spain. Electronic address: mcanceloh@sego.es.
4
Hospital De Manacor, Islas Baleares, Spain. Electronic address: acalvop@hotmail.com.
5
Hospital Del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: macheca@imas.imim.es.
6
Hospital de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain. Electronic address: cortes@ocea.es.
7
Hospital De Cruces, Vizcaya, Spain. Electronic address: melorriagag@sego.es.
8
Hospital De Basurto, Vizcaya, Spain. Electronic address: tdiazm@sego.es.
9
Hospital de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. Electronic address: jvgonzal@unizar.es.
10
Hospital Santiago Apostol, Vitoria, Spain. Electronic address: ilete@hsan.osakidetza.net.
11
Hospital Infanta Sofia, San Sebastián De Los Reyes, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: ploboa@gmail.com.
12
Hospital De Cruces, Vizcaya, Spain. Electronic address: txanton.martinez-astorquiza@osakidetza.net.
13
Hospital Virgen de Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain. Electronic address: anibal.nieto@hotmail.com.
14
Hospital Clinico, Málaga, Spain. Electronic address: olalla_miguel_angel@hotmail.com.
15
Hospital de Requena, Valencia, Spain. Electronic address: ezepacopc@ono.com.
16
Clinica Tres Torres, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: rosa.porqueras@santiagodexeus.com.
17
Hospital San Juan, Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain. Electronic address: fqueredas@sego.es.
18
Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain. Electronic address: asalaman@ugr.es.
19
Hospital de Guadalajara, University of Alcalá, Guadalajara, Spain. Electronic address: edelaviuda@telefonica.net.

Abstract

Perimenopause is an imprecise period in woman over 40 years of age, which comprises the time between the moment that the first changes in the menstrual cycle appear and the year following the definitive cessation of the menses. Besides irregular bleeding, many women also complain of hot flashes and other characteristic symptoms of postmenopause. Moreover, most of them are concerned about the future impact that these events may have on their health, such as needing health exams or continuing to use contraceptive methods. A panel of experts from the Spanish Menopause Society has met to establish diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for this period based on the best available evidence.

KEYWORDS:

Abnormal bleeding; Perimenopause; Screening

PMID:
23332610
DOI:
10.1016/j.maturitas.2012.12.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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