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There are menopause symptoms that can affect women going through this transitional phase. Around 70% of women will suffer from a combination of symptoms and these can range from mild to extremely severe. Menopausal symptoms typically last for the whole menopausal transition, until the mid 50s, but some women may experience them for the rest of their lives. The most common menopause symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, loss of libido, and vaginal dryness. Nevertheless, there is an array of unusual symptoms that can bother women, too. Keep reading to find out more about these symptoms.

Around 70% of women will suffer from a combination of symptoms

3 Unusual Menopause Symptoms

When women think of menopausal symptoms they immediately think of the most frequent symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and irregular periods. However, menopausal women are also susceptible to more unusual symptoms and below are three examples of these peculiarities.

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Burning tongue

This strange symptom causes a sensation similar to that of a hot drink burning the tongue. Hormonal imbalance is a known cause of burning tongue and this is why so many women suffer from this symptom before and during the menopausal transition, when hormone levels are constantly fluctuating.

Burning tongue is typically accompanied by burning pain at the tip or back of the tongue or other areas of the mouth and has been known to last for several years.

Electric shocks

Another example of one of the more bizarre menopausal symptoms is electric shocks. During menopause, these can occur in the head or layers of tissue beneath the skin and may be followed by a hot flash. It's not fully understood why electric shocks occur, but it's thought that changing hormone levels which affect the nervous and cardiovascular systems are the main trigger of this symptom.

Itchy skin

During menopause, itchy skin is another of the stranger menopause symptoms that women can experience. Itchy skin can be uncomfortable and disrupt a woman's sleep patterns. Related to this symptom is a feeling likened to ants crawling on the skin, known as formication. Formication is a particularly peculiar symptom that only affects a small percentage of menopausal women.

Other examples of unusual menopause symptoms include:

Tingling extremities

Gum problems


These bizarre symptoms are somewhat rare but, like other menopause symptoms, they can be treated. There is a wide range of treatments available for women affected by menopause symptoms. Click on the link below for further information.

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