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How to treat vaginal atrophy following breast cancer treatment?

How to treat vaginal atrophy following breast cancer treatment?

Vaginal lubricants: I recommend you work with your oncologist and gynecologist for recommendations. You may need a vaginal cream or lubricant to help. A preparation with a low dose of estrogen may be helpful, but again please work with your gynecologist and breast cancer team for optimal results. ...Read more

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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What is the cause of atrophy of the breast?

What is the cause of atrophy of the breast?

Many: hormones/weigh: There are many causes or breast atrophy but the two primary causes or hormone changes or weight loss. This is most common with cessation of lactation. Atrophy can be caused by implants as well. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to regain breast tissue after atrophy caused by cessation of lactation?

Is there anything that can be done to regain breast tissue after atrophy caused by cessation of lactation?

Breast tissue: I feel for you! My 42 year old daughter has breast cancer and metastases. She will recover. You don't have cancer as I gather but you can certainly regain breast tissue of some sort. Please see your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm 67, breast ca. Survivor with vaginal atrophy & now find tvus too painful to tolerate-would anesthesia/other meds allow me to have pain-free tvus?

I'm 67, breast ca. Survivor with vaginal atrophy & now find tvus too painful to tolerate-would anesthesia/other meds allow me to have pain-free tvus?

Sure : There is definitely a role for anesthesia to play. However, you may want to try taking pain medication before your next exam instead. If that doesn't work, have your doctor book an or for an exam under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more

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I 've been on estrace (estradiol) since sept. For vaginal athrophy and found a breast lump in dec, benign per mri/biopsy. Should I stop estrace (estradiol)?

I 've been on estrace (estradiol) since sept. For vaginal athrophy and found a breast lump in dec, benign  per mri/biopsy.  Should I stop estrace (estradiol)?

Not necessarily.: If i may rephrase your question, does your breast biopsy result warrant stopping estrace (estradiol)? Answering this requires knowing your specific biopsy results, and is best answered by the doctor that ordered your biopsy and the doctor that prescribed your estrace (estradiol). ...Read more

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How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

Double the time: I agree with the original answer. The concern is not true atrophy but the loss of power and performance. The typical rule is it takes twice as long to get back to where you were as the duration of the absence. So if you missed 2 weeks, expect a 4 week interval of hard work to get back to where you were. ...Read more

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Having left deep scapula pain, left upper chest deep ache tingling left 4th and 5th finger, hypothenar atrophy. Symptoms x3 months. Worse w deep breat?

Having left deep scapula pain, left upper chest deep ache tingling left 4th and 5th finger, hypothenar atrophy. Symptoms x3 months. Worse w deep breat?

Neck mri: Should consider an MRI of your neck to evaluate for the upper extremity symptoms. may also need to consider evaluation with MRI or CT scan for your upper chest because of thoracic outlet abnormalities ...Read more

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In the ct chest :mild to moderate pancreatic atrophy with punctate calcification in the region of pancreatic tail do i need more test im 50 y?

In the ct chest  :mild to moderate pancreatic atrophy with punctate calcification in the region of pancreatic tail  do i need more test im 50 y?

Depends: on your medical history and clinical condition, although that was an incidental finding, your doctor / the doctor ordered the the study would be the best to judge, best wishes ...Read more

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Hi since last night I have had s pain right between my breasts on my chest but it's everytime I move it feels like pressure but only if I move please?

CP: Seems like musculoskeletal. If constipated, can be gas/reflux etc related to GI tract. At this time of year plurusy possible. If you are older, smoker, diabetic, high cholesterol, High BP, Family hx of MI, other risk factors....need evaluation immidiately. ...Read more

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I'm now 40. During puberty I dealt with enlarged breasts and then they reduced. In my 20's to now they are enlarged. What do I do? Also have low drive

I'm now 40. During puberty I dealt with enlarged breasts and then they reduced. In my 20's to now they are enlarged. What do I do? Also have low drive

You may have a: hormonal imbalance triggered by getting just a bit older. Please see your doc. He/she can easily measure your hormone levels w/lab testing. You can also visit a natural health doc and possible treatment would be through supplements. Diagnos-techs lab has a good male hormone panel. It uses saliva which is best, but conventional docs will usually use blood. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Before pregnancy, I was proud of my firm, b-cup breasts. Now they are saggy and gross. What’s happening? Will they ever be the same again?

Before pregnancy, I was proud of my firm, b-cup breasts. Now they are saggy and gross. What’s happening? Will they ever be the same again?

Tissue is damaged.: What makes young girls have those high shapely breasts is the amount of collagen in their skin and the amount of gravity they've been exposed to. When your breasts expand during pregnancy and lactation, the collagen is stretched and potentially damaged and there is more gravitational pull on the larger breasts. Invest in some really good bras and you will look just fine. ...Read more

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My breast get really puffy at times the only times they aren't are when it 's cold or when i get out of the shower can you tell me what i have.?

My breast get really puffy at times the only times they aren't are when it 's cold or when i get out of the shower can you tell me what i have.?

Doctor can evaluate: Breast swelling may come with the fluctuations in hormone levels throughout a woman's period. Breast swelling that occurs more randomly sounds odd, so one can be evaluated by an obgyn doc to see what might be causing it. One should write down on a big calendar any useful details, such as which days the symptoms occur, what activities occurred, what foods/drinks eaten, any meds used, etc... ...Read more

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M 32 and half yr old.hav multiple cysts in both breasts.get my u/s done ev.2 yrs.got it done 11/2 yr back.at this age can mammography be done on me?

M 32 and half yr old.hav multiple cysts in both breasts.get my u/s done ev.2 yrs.got it done 11/2 yr back.at this age can mammography be done on me?

Mammography can be: performed, but it may not be necessary unless you are a BRCA carrier, or are otherwise at very high risk. Screening mammography should begin at age 40. ...Read more

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What's a good sized breasts?

What's a good sized breasts?

Size of breasts: Usually the ones you are born with are just the right size. However many people seem to think that they have to look like the movie stars in order to be noticed by the opposite sex, so they become self conscious about their breast size. ...Read more

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