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Reply: Period in Menopause
Thank you for your reply, my period has ended as fast as it came, last two days! I have made an appointment...More
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Reply: Lost and confused
Dear creel06, A few things might be helpful. You really don't need progesterone, if you've had a...More
Reply: Young and confused!
Der An_261756, There are many many reasons why women skip periods-certainly, perimenopause is one...More
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Reply: Vaginal Dryness
My doctor gave me a prescription..
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Reply: Worst Menopause Symptom?
There is a supplement my nurse told me about. She uses it and I just started. It is "DHA" NOT to be confused...More
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Ménopause and Periods
I have heard of woman in menopause getting periods, but the more I read up on this subject it can be more than...More
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Reply: Sore Nipples
Glad I am not the only one. I am 56 - finished menopause about 2 years ago and have not had problems. Now all...More
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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: 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
Posted by brighter2015
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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

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