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Enlarged Pelvic Veins Post Menopause
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
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
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
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
My skin burns when I perspire. It turns red and goes away when I start to cool down. What is causing this? Female, 59 yrs old post menopause
Is endometrial hyperplasia always cancerous post menopause? Or can it just be nothing to worry about? My endometrial lining is 6mm instead of 5m
My veins have become very pronounced on my breasts, particularly on one side. I am 53, and past menopause (hysterectomy years ago). Is this normal?
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?
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
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
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
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
As soon as possible: Post menopausal bleeding is a very concerning symptom. See you doctor right away. ...Read more
Yes: Vaginal relaxation syndrome refers to loosing of the vaginal skin and walls; usually due to child birth, genetics or decreased estrogen during menopause. Frequently it is seen in combination with prolapse because the weakened skin is further aggravated by the weight of the pelvic organs but it may occur on it's own without prolapse. ...Read more
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
I've had 2 episodes of peritonitis with endometriomas causing blockage. One 9 yrs post menopause. Always a risk?
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
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
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
I'm 56 year old post menopause almost 16 years ago and lately im discharging a clear color no smell just a little and sometimes more and light yellow?
Several causes: Bacterial vaginosis and yeast are the two most common vaginal infections. Both can look yellow. Sexually transmitted diseases like trichomoniasis, chlamydia and gonorrhea are also possibilities. Some postmenopausal women have some discharge from vaginal atrophy. Urinary incontinence is also common and can appear to be discharge. Yellow discharge is not normal and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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