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Reply: Menopause Questions Unanswered
Hi Mary Jane, I think menopause.org is an excellent resource as well. What I mean by my question is that...More
Posted by wandakeough
Reply: Estradiol 0.5 How long must I take before I get h...
Dear sk8patty, Taking estrogen is a fine idea-but 0.5 mg is a very low dose-your doctor is correct...More
Reply: Just Wondering
Dear Tracey1967, Hopefully this too will just turn out to be another period, but I would check in...More
Reply: Duavee
Dear sandybottom1, I presume you are taking the premarin and provera in what we call a cyclical...More
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Reply: Pink bloody discharge for a month
You welcome I know what you going through I was really worried but you need to go get it checked x
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Reply: Increased effect of alcohol during Perimenopause?
Hello, I was wondering how you are feeling now - a year later. I think that as I get older certain alcoholic...More
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Reply: fibroid changes
Thank you so much Mary x
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Reply: Combipatch
Thank you so much for your help. I tried the half patch yesterday and did not experience as much nausea.
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Reply: Chest pains with hot flashes
Interesting! I too experienced the chest discomfort and thought I was having a heart attack. I can't always say...More
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Reply: Interpreting FSH and LH levels
Dear Briz350, Indeed, FSH's are not super reliable-for example, if someone hasn't had a period in...More
Reply: hot flashes at night/no sleep
Dear grumpysleepy, Please don't give up. My hunch is that you are probably taking a very low dose...More
Reply: perimenopause symptoms in 30s
Dear msddrwr, How are you feeling? Are you experiencing hot flashes? There are other causes for...More
Reply: Debilitating Hot flashes
Dear momov2, That's terrific; glad you're feeling better. Please update us if we need to tinker...More
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Reply: Yeast infections with menopause
Hi An_264337 Do you use Premarin to help keep your vaginal tissue supple? That could then be the cause....More
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Reply: Ablation and Menapause- amy I alone?
Dear Nebraskalori, Certainly sounds like perimenopause; if you want to be "official" you could...More
Reply: Hypothalamic Amenoreah is menopause?
Dear An_264285, Good question! the symptoms you are describing are actually more classic for...More
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Reply: Hysterectomy leaving 1 ovary
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I will make the appointment at my GYN as soon as I can. It sounds so simple,...More
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Ablation and Menapause- amy I alone?
I'm 49 and had a very effective ablation 5 years ago. I had one ovary removed when I was in my 20s due to...More
Posted by Nebraskalori
Hypothalamic Amenoreah is menopause?
I am 39 and haven't had a period in 8 years. I conceived my son by use of a ghrh pump 5 years ago. I recently...More
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Reply: PCOS, Nexplanon and day 16 of an extremely heavy p...
Dear Som1zlilgurl, Just to reassure you, this is very unlikely to be a menopausal issue. You do...More
Reply: Relief from hot flashes
Dear An_264192, Have you tried Remifemin? It is black cohosh-and that's pretty much it-and some...More
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Reply: thick uterine lining, irregular periods, perimenop...
Hello Mary Jane, Thank you. I mentioned the progesterone to my doctor the day I was there and she said that...More
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Reply: Post menopausal ..diagnosed with Fibroid
Dear lady56432, Please don't worry. Most fibroids do tend to shrink, but they might not-with...More
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Reply: Sexual desire
Hello Mary Jane, No I have not had a hysterectomy. Shortly after writing my post, I did some research in...More
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Reply: Saggy skin on stomach and arms after estrogen patc...
My toned, tight skin quickly gave way to loose and saggy all over my body after an unwarranted hysterectomy....More
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Reply: Vaginal odor???????
I have been using a product called Balance Activ and it has helped some if I use at least a tube a week. It...More
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Reply: Duavee with Estring?
Thank you for all that information Dr. Minkin. I appreciate your advice.
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Reply: Is it menopause
Dear Janlou66, Certainly sounds like you are perimenopausal. The most effective of the herbal...More
Reply: Menopause symptoms
Dear Magsbx31963, I'm glad you're visiting with a gynecologist. It is possible that some of these...More
Reply: menopause rash
Dear biancs6, Not a classical menopausal symptom-so I'm not sure what to suggest-have you checked...More

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