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Menopause And Hrt
Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more
What tests are required to find out why the endometrium is thickened in post menopause? No HRT therapy to date.
What depletes estrogen and testosterone in women and what can I do to boost both of these hormones. I am post menopausal on HRT?
Getting a lot of muscle, ligament and tendon strain easily after menopause. Doc said related to menopause. No other menopausal symptoms.HRT advisable?
Vit D: Get Vit D level checked......that may be the cause... ...Read more
Why do I start having night sweats and bleeding when i workout hard. I'm 55 and menopausal and on hrt.?
I'm in surgery menopause. I take HRT . My 17 beta estradiol is only 28, 76 pg/ml ( normal 103- 572) . Why? What could i do?
I'm going through early menopause, was on HRT oestrogen only but not now. I'm getting horrendous body chills especially in my left kidney and from it?
I have started having problems with being hot & sweating for no reason, day & night. I am post-menopausal, but on HRT since hysterectomy approx 3 yrs.
Hormonal levels ?: If ovarian function was not surgically removed bilaterally at the time of hysterectomy, the function of the ovaries may now be slowing or ending, thus giving a loss of overall hormonal levels and increased menopausal symptoms of sweating. A physician needs more history to better answer this question accurately. ...Read more
I'm in surgery menopause. I take hrt. I have a cyst in the right breast. Should I do a biopsy ?Thanks
If recommended: Benign cysts are common in breasts, and most breast lumps are benign. But a breast radiologist is really the person who can guide you. A simple fluid-filled cyst does not need to be biopsied, but if the doctor is concerned about any features seen on imaging, and advises a biopsy, you should have one! ...Read more
What could be wrong with have a pink vaginal discharge 7 years after menopause and on HRT. Blood tests fine ultrasound fine. No hysterectomy
Recheck with DR: Post menopausal bleeding or spotting is concerning. An endometrial BX may need to be done. Recheck with your DR about this. ...Read more
With zero estrogen after surgical menopause, and no HRT how can I protect myself against the potenial side effects such as altzeimers, lung cancer et?
How to reduce or stop hot flashes and excessive sweating from menopause but without HRT because I'm breast cancer survivor?
Damiana, menopause: Damiana has been widely used, and is reportedly useful for a number of conditions, including imbalanced female hormones. Many women have reported reduction in night sweats and vaginal dryness associated with menopause. It is best taken as a tincture. Black Cohosh is another consideration, but use should be limited to short periods of time due to the potential for liver damage. ...Read more
Several options: There are several things to try. Anti-depresssants have worked for many women (ssri's like Celexa (citalopram) or wellbutrin). Clonidine affects the blood vessels and can help hot flushes, especially at night. Gabapentin has also been used pretty successfully. All treatments (including doing nothing) have risks and benefits so talk to your doctor about your particular risks. ...Read more
It's possible. : There are all kinds of remedies and medications which can treat each of the numerous different symptoms of menopause, some work better than others. However, besides bioidentical hrt, none of them address the primary problem of menopause (estradiol and Progesterone deficiency). ...Read more
I am 48..Menopaused and not using hrt..But I am having one glass of soya milk per day, at bedtime. Any concerns?
No concern: Great question. A recent german observational study found the following in post menopausal women: ". High and low consumption of soybeans as well as of sunflower and pumpkin seeds were associated with significantly reduced breast cancer risk compared to no consumption (or = 0.83, 95% ci = 0.70-0.97; and or = 0.66, 95% ci = 0.77-0.97, respectively)." therefore, enjoy your soy milk. ...Read more
Was diagnosed pre-menopausal at 45yr, am now 56yrs, taking natural Remifemin for symtoms, how long does menopause last??. Was on HRT but made me bleed
What are the normal values for s-17 beta estradiol in a woman in menopause and who take HRT ? Is it ok 28, 76 pg/ml?Thanks
I have a 1 CM breast cyst. I'm in surgery menopause and i take HRT . Can HRT get the cyst bigger in few months?
Needs evaluation: All breast masses regardless of how old you are should be promptly seen and evaluated by a doctor. Some can be influenced by hormones others no. You will need to find out what kind of cyst you have. ...Read more
Normal range for hemoglobine and hematocrit is the same for 30yo woman with regular periods and 30yo woman in surgery menopause (in therapy with HRT)?
Yes: The expected ranges of hemoglobin and hematocrit will be about the same for a woman on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as for one with natural periods, assuming the latter has adequate iron intake and is not iron deficient. Men have slightly higher expected values due to effects of testosterone. ...Read more
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