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Free Fluid In Post Menopausal Women
No: All it can do is shrink your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
If causing problems: A hydrosalpinx (blocked and swollen fallopian tube) should be removed if fertility is a concern (for example a naturally or surgically post-menopausal woman who is planning to use an egg donor, or donor embryos). If fertility is not a concern, it should be removed if it causes symptoms, like painful intercourse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is safe when under the supervision of a qualified physician. ...Read more
It's potentially: extremely variable and individualistic; there is no amount you "should" produce, but total lack of vaginal secretion is more of a symptomatic problem than still producing secretions. If you're concerned, check w/your GYN.. ...Read more
Au Contraire!: Chemistry is a foreign language too, worse when used in drugs. This cmpd has an additional -oh group on the steroid rings, so cleave it an you get Estradiol - pure estrogen. Contraindicated in people with er + tumors, i.E makes tumors grow. It is proposed as an alternative to prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) for thos with severe hot flashes, and not at high risk for breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for ferritin levels to fluctuate in post menopausal women or do they remain constant?
Fluctuate: Ferritin is an acute phase reactant and levels can vary considerably even in the absence of illness. The key is that very high or very low levels do assist greatly with diagnosis of iron-related illness, and it's useful in monitoring response to treatment for hemochromatosis. ...Read more
Can a pelvic ultrasound miss retained productscof concetion (postpartum, post D&C). Showed only small amount of fluid. Still spotting 5 1/2weekpostd&c?
Painful 5cm complex ov cyst w/debris, low level echoes & mild free fluid in cul de sac. 27yo. Likelihood of malignancy? Can this cause urine frequency
Malignancy: In your age group (27 is correct, yes?) not terribly high for malignancy but not out of the question. benign tumor (non-cancer) or functional cyst is much more likely. Clinical history would be very helpful, blood testing sometimes too. Very dubious that it would cause urinary frequency. Hope this help! ...Read more
Are high LH (90 MIU/ML) and FSH (168 MIU/ML) in a post menopausal woman indicative of pituitary disease? (Normal Prolactin, Cortisol (am), TSH)
Fsh levels in menopause, peri menopauseI have a FSH level of 46. I have read that if the level is less than 50 this is perimenopause?
Menopause: Hi Kim, Menopause is defined as no menses for 1 year. Prior to this, bleeding may be irregular, heavy periods or light. You may have night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances. The average age of menopause is 52.4 years. 5 years on either side of this may represent a peri-menopausal state. Listen to your body and no matter the lab value, no period for a year is menopause. ...Read more
51 years, female. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. Pelvic MRI - small amount of free fluid. Is this endometriosis? can endometriosis make asthma worse?
Pelvic fluid: A small amount of free fluid in the female pelvis can be a normal finding. Although there are also many abnormalities that are associated with fluid in the pelvis, including endometriosis, the fluid by itself does not indicate endometriosis or any other specific diagnosis. It must be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture and additional imaging findings. ...Read more
Some free fluid on ultrasound of uterus. Endometrial 8 mm, d&c 4 weeks ago, 8 weeks postpartum. Likelihood of more retained products of conception?
In a woman who is hypothyroid, Could her symptoms cease for a short while after delivery, due to changes in thyroid hormone levels post delivery?
Tvu-"ovaries normal with scattered follicular cysts. Trace pelvic free fluid is seen. Impression: unremarkable study episode of cystitis at time. Cause of fluid? Day 23 in cycle. Cause for worry?
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