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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Pelvic Veins Post Menopause

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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44 yrs, pre-menopause. Weight loss, fatigue, appetite loss. CT scan revealed bilateral adnexal cysts, enlarged uterus, pelvic fluid. What could it be?

44 yrs, pre-menopause. Weight loss, fatigue, appetite loss. CT scan revealed bilateral adnexal cysts, enlarged uterus, pelvic fluid. What could it be?

Ovarian cyst: CT is not very good at giving information about the ovaries - please make an appt with a GYN doc for a pelvic exam and a pelvic ultrasound. Weight loss and fatigue are serious issues and they could mean something more serious could be going on. Please discuss them with your doc as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Depends: Depends on the size and appearance. Though no radiographic test is perfect. The only way to know what it is for sure is to take it out. See a gyn to determine if this is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do varicose veins throb during menopause?

Why do varicose veins throb during menopause?

Pressure in Veins: The throbbing is most likely from worsening venous insufficiency (leaky valves in veins) and not necessarily related to menopause itself. Below-knee compression socks are a good way to start controlling the pain. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins only surface during menopause?

Absolutely not: The most common age group is 30-60, but I have treated patients from age 17-93. Most common causes of varicose veins are family history or genetics, pregnancy, trauma, occupations or activities with prolonged standing or sitting, and hormonal influences, which is where menopause would play a role. ...Read more

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What would cause hot flash like symptoms, body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

What would cause hot flash like symptoms, body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

Menopausal hot flash: Menopausal hot flashes cause the body to keep extremely warm with a facial redness rising from the neck. It lasts about 3 minutes before settling down. Removing clothes layers, sipping cold water and paced-breathing are all useful management options. There are several medications that can be used as well if they become intolerable. ...Read more

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Will estrogen cream stop/slow progression of moderate cystocele or is it just a matter of time before it totally falls out now that I am post menopause?

Will estrogen cream stop/slow progression of moderate cystocele or is it just a matter of time before it totally falls out now that I am post menopause?

Unclear: It is unclear as to whether estrogen will affect progression of a cystocele. Kegals, losing weight (if needed), not being constipated, staying active without putting repetitive pressure to pelvic floor all will help ...Read more

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What are the differences between perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause?

What are the differences between perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause?

Timing: Menopause is a single event in time after which a women, due to a cessation in ovarian function, experiences no further menstrual cycles. Post menopause are the years after this event and perimenopause is the time prior to this event -frequently associated with irregular and missed cycles and hot flashes. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ?

Can you please tell me how perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ?

Ovarian function: Perimenopause is the period of time in which your ovaries are working less well, but have not stopped producing estrogen or ovulating. Menopause is the last menstrual period - and you only know that for sure in retrospect. Post-menopause is all the years after the last menstrual period. ...Read more

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What helps vaginal narrowing due to post menopause atrophy?

What helps vaginal narrowing due to post menopause atrophy?

Estrogen Cream/Oral: The post menopausal vaginal atrophy is caused by drop in estrogen. The only way you can treat is by using estrogen cream locally or Hormonal Replacement. But some can not use it because of history of breast cancer. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for estrogen therapy as local cream or vaginal tablets, in which there is very little absorption in the blood or oral estrogen therapy ...Read more

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Why did spironolactone cause me to start post menopause bleeding?

Does not cause bleed: Spironolactone would not be a reason to have postmenopausal bleeding. Any postmenopausal bleeding could potentially be serious, so you should have a medical evaluation. That could possibly include an ultrasound or endometrial biopsy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst 5.1 CM growing, is this post menopause symptom?

Not usually: Menopause is defined by a decline in hormone levels and their effects. As the estrogen decreases, the ovaries become nonproductive. The appearance or enlargement of ovarian cysts should not occur after menopause. See your doctor as likely, this cyst needs to be removed. Your doctor will want to rule out cancer and the earlier the work up, the earlier treatment can be rendered for the best outcome. ...Read more

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Intermittent spotting in post menopause, when to report to doctor?

As soon as possible: Post menopausal bleeding is a very concerning symptom. See you doctor right away. ...Read more

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Why am I still spotting post menopause after taking spironolactone?

Why am I still spotting post menopause after taking spironolactone?

Need evaluation: A possible side effect of this medication is abnormal bleeding. Regardless of this possible association, all postmenopausal bleeding must be evaluated and this should include an exam, endometrial biopsy, and ultrasound. ...Read more

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22 yrs post menopause and am spotting. Bright red blood. No trauma to area. Is this normal?

22 yrs post menopause and am spotting. Bright red blood. No trauma to area. Is this normal?

See your doctor: If you are having post menopausal bleeding it is important you see your PCP or Ginecologist to perform a pelvic exam, you may need an ultrasound, and other tests. The bleed may be from hormone imbalance to even a cancer hence why you need to have a full medical evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had 2 episodes of peritonitis with endometriomas causing blockage. One 9 yrs post menopause. Always a risk?

I've had 2 episodes of peritonitis with endometriomas causing blockage. One 9 yrs post menopause. Always a risk?

Possibly: Until the endometriosis and endometriomas have definitive surgical resolution, peritonitis may continue to occur. ...Read more

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I am in post menopause since three months ago. Can this be why I'm constipated, bloated, and tired almost all the time or frequently?

I am in post menopause since three months ago. Can this be why I'm constipated, bloated, and tired almost all the time or frequently?

Post menopause: What? You are an 18 year-old post menopausal male? Please take the time to ask a proper question if you are expecting a proper response. ...Read more

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I am 56 year old female. (Post menopause) l have had brown blood after sex. Should l the wait and see if it happens again or go to my gyn?

Gyn visit: Post menopausal bleeding should always be evaluated. In many cases there's nothing wrong but in some cases it could indicate a serious problem. An exam, ultrasound and possibly a endometrial biopsy should be done ...Read more

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3 months post pelvic prolapse surgery. Went to pelvic pt yesterday. Staining today. Menopausal for 2 years. Is staining reason for concern?

3 months post pelvic prolapse surgery. Went to pelvic pt yesterday. Staining today. Menopausal for 2 years. Is staining reason for concern?

Mesh?: Prolapse surgery with some spotting after surgery? Hard to know so would suggest you check in with your prolapse surgeon. If you had a mesh reconstruction, you need to think about an extrusion of mesh vaginally. With uterine preservation, need to think about post-menopausal bleeding. Tough question with limited information....Sorry. ...Read more

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What does prometrium (micronized progesterone) do for 62 yr old post menopause, will it cause any side effects?

Nothing: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a synthetic progesterone. It needs estrogen to work. At age 62, after menopause, estrogen production is low and Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will generally not have any effect. The question is why would one take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) at age 62? I cannot think of reason! ...Read more

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I am 55 yrs of age. 15 yrs post menopause. I do not know my biological mother, or her health history. Should I get the brca2 test?

I am 55 yrs of age. 15 yrs post menopause. I do not know my biological mother, or her health history. Should I get the brca2 test?

I don't think so: What will you do with the result? Have bilateral mastectomies? I don't think you'd want to do that even if you are BRCA-positive. Simply keep up surveillance against cancer by self-checking and mammography if indicated. The chances of breast cancer taking your life, if you do this, is quite low. ...Read more

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I'm post menopause 53ywith 1.5 cm lump in area of indentation, biopsy this mon. Sister had bilateral dcis at 39. What's my chance?

I'm post menopause 53ywith 1.5 cm lump in area of indentation, biopsy this mon. Sister had bilateral dcis at 39. What's my chance?

Biopsy needed R/O Ca: Be certain biopsy done in precise manner by surgeon and make sure report is definitely conclusive and accurate as biopsy at marginal area may miss diagnosis ending misdiagnosis as you are in high risk group. Wonder your sister had a genetic study done? Good luck ...Read more

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Prior to going on HRT post menopause and now moving off it two years later my BP escalates. Cancer through most of my family. Am I better to stay on?

Prior to going on HRT post menopause and now moving off it two years later my BP escalates. Cancer through most of my family. Am I better to stay on?

HT - for hot flashes: If you are experiencing bothersome hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and / or bone loss, ht is something to strongly consider. Family history of cancer is generally not a reason to not take ht. And BP control is not a reason to take ht. If no significant flashes, dryness, or osteopenia, may not need ht. Consider diff. Med for bp. Good luck. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more