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Reply: Am I starting menopause?
Dear Dr. Minkin, Thank you for your response. It is helpful. An 'estrogen surge' sounds like par for the...More
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Reply: Constant light bleeding - HELP
Goodness, what a relief! I have so many things going on in my life right now, and the spotting just went to the...More
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Reply: Heavy bleeding and clots
Dear mtleb, Probably a gynecologist would be the best bet- a gyn would be able to help with both...More
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Reply: Estrogel?
Thanks so much for your response, i'm seeing my gyn Tues. and just trying to be informed before I go, my low...More
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Reply: 10 years after Essure procedure
Dear latinamomma1, It would be unusual for the Essure procedure to lead to an earlier menopause....More
Reply: Should I see a Dr. or wait?
Dear Joioustoo, I agree completely with Anon_6061; skipping periods at this time is seldom a...More
Reply: Thickened uterus
Dear sep12, A little bleeding shouldn't be a problem in interpreting the sonohysterogram. For...More
Hot flash that feels like a power surge
Anyone get a hot flash that feels like an electrical power surge? It's happened twice while I was sleeping. I...More
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Reply: Menopause
There are a few steps to help allay hot flashes. Some conceivable triggers of hot flashes are hot hot...More
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Reply: menopause and vitamins
Your essential guard is to consume well and be physically active, get a lot of fruits, vegetables, beans, and...More
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Reply: Worst Menopause Symptom?
Nope, tingles are not from hysterectomy, I haven't had one More
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Reply: 5 months no period
Thank you. I did go see my health care provider who stated the same things as you. At least now I know how to...More
Posted by jpvette
Reply: Menpause and chills and joint pain
Dear slugal, Excellent question. Indeed, achiness is a very common problem in menopausal and...More
Reply: Estring and Progestins
Dear Sjpsnax and jedd12, The estrogen in the Estring is 17 beta estradiol, which is precisely the...More
Reply: facial/lip swelling
Dear slaw1962, It does sound like you have developed an allergy to something. A couple of...More
Reply: post menopause and dizziness
Dear Gisele3435, Alas, there is nothing in the world that is free from potential side effects....More
Reply: 42 perimenopausal and need new birth control pill ...
Dear 42nena, A couple of possibilities to consider. Along the pill axis, you might try oath...More
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Reply: Spotting during perimenopause
Oiseau - if you chart your basal body temperature every morning, you will know if you are ovulating or not....More
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Hot Flashes May Last at Least 7 Years
"Four out of five women experience hot flashes and night sweats in the years before their periods cease,...More
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Reply: Terrible migraines with perimenopause
Dear Janecat71, I think you are dealing with two separate issues; there are probably times during...More
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Reply: Early Onset Menopause/Ovarian Failure
I really can't thank you enough for answering my questions - I have no source of 'basic' information over...More
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Reply: Confused about estrogen blood test result?
I want to thank you very much for your advice and responding so quickly Dr. Minkin More
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Reply: sadness/no energy/ panic attacks
Dera Dgeralynn, I would like to echo the sentiments of our other readers;don't give up on trying...More
Reply: 48 years old and no period in 7 months
Dear liam1996, Oops, sorry-I didn't look at the title of your note-so you haven't had a period in...More
Reply: sexual dysfunction in menopause
Dear Tammy, First question: how does your vagina feel? If it is dry and uncomfortable, that won't...More
Reply: Depo Provera and Breast Cancer
Dear An_261403, Sorry to hear about the diagnosis, but you should do very well-best of luck with...More
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Reply: 7 months after Hysterectomy - having mood swings?
Yay - so very glad to hear it! OMG, I remember those horrific dreams when I was not getting enough estrogen....More
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48 years old and no period in 7 months
Yes mam, I am having cramps off and on gaining weight in my stomach area and my breast are sore. sometime...More
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Reply: how long does menopause last?
This was good info, because I am almost 63, and still have spotting. I do not remember if I went 12...More
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Reply: heavy bleeding
Dear redneck117, Many women associate skipping periods with perimenopause, and indeed that does...More

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Mary Jane Minkin, MD, is a nationally recognized obstetrician gynecologist, with a special interest in menopause. Dr. Minkin is clinical professor of ...More

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Fact or fiction? Estrogen therapy is an option for all menopausal womenExpert
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