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Surgical procedure: It's a minimally invasive surgical procedure, utilizing small incisions and a camera as well as narrow diameter instruments to operate within a body cavity. Oophorectomy means to remove an ovary. Postmenopausal refers to a women who has stopped menstruating, and has left their reproductive years. ...Read more
For postmenopausal:: I would recommend oophorectomy in a postmenopausal patient, due to the (small, but possible) risk of a malignancy. While the most common type of dermoids are benign, they can be some that are malignant, and in a menopausal female i would recommend oophorectomy instead of cystectomy, to ensure that the tumor is removed entirely. For a premenopausal patient i would recommend cystectomy. ...Read more
Unclear Question?: These are somewhat unrelated questions which makes it difficult for me to address your question. Evista (raloxifene) is not used for treating cancer...It is sued for treatment/prevention of osteoporosis. Estrogen receptors are specialised protein receptors found in breast cancer.Uterine cancer has little bearing on either of the two references you have listed. ...Read more
48yr old last period 3 months ago.Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?
Not necessarily: First, the definition of menopause is cessation of periods for one year straight without other causes. A single estrogen level doesn't mean anything. Especially in the last 5-7 years before menopause, your estrogen level will fluctuate from day to day and may be in the menopausal range one day and normal premenopausal the next. I don't waste the patients time doing levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: Vaginal dryness and atrophy in menopause is extremely common and may result in burning, irritation, and pain with intercourse. Common treatments include vaginal estrogen (creams and pills) or a unique laser treatment known as MonaLisa Touch. Treatment is based on how bothersome the symptoms are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a postmenopausal women with antiphospolipid syndrome be treated with bioidentical progesterone and testosterone for symptom relief?
Antiphospholipid: Please look up the "Antiphospholipid syndrome" and carefully read the article on the web. In my opinion , treatment with bio-identical progesterone and testosterone is not related to the antiphospholipid syndrome but you must soon discuss this with your doctor. Please let me know how things turn out. ...Read more
No periods: When you have not had periods for the past 6 months-12 months and are of age (can happen early, however) and your ovaries no longer work, you are post menopausal. When your periods change at this time and slow down and are infrequent, you are peri-menopausal. Blood tests can prove this, but it is usually a clinical diagnosis. Discuss with your pcp/gyn on your yearly visit unless you have problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perimenopause: is the months before the cessation of menses. Many women have adequate estrogen during these months. Most women do not ovulate or ovulate sporadically during this transition so they do not produce progesterone. A blood test can determine your need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the treatment options for postmenopausal bleeding? I had a biopsy and ultrasound. No cancer but uterine walls are thicker than gyn likes.
See a doctor: Likely this is okay and is due to a lack of estrogen in the vagina causing atrophy, that is---thinner skin of the vagina that is more sensitive and occasionally bleeds as well. However, any postmenopausal vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a physician to make sure there are no cancerous or precancerous reasons for this. If it is local to the vagina, your doctor may prescribe some estrogen. ...Read more
Not a good idea!: The use of hgh (human growth hormone) is not appropriate for use in treating menopausal symptoms (which I am assuming you are referring to). It would be more appropriate to talk with your doctor about the symptoms you are trying to treat and addressing them in a non-hormonal way if possible. The use of hgh, for example, will likely significantly impact your cholesterol levels in an adverse way! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 56 female.6 years postmenopausal . transvag.ultrasound shows endometrial thickening 8mm.biopsy? Dr wants one.is this cancer?
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