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What would cause free pelvic fluid (found on trans-vag us) in post menopause on hrt?

What would cause free pelvic fluid (found on trans-vag us) in post menopause on hrt?

Probably normal: This depends entirely on why the ultrasound was done in the first place. In a 56 year old, an ultrasound would most commonly be related to: 1. Abnormal bleeding 2. Pelvic pain 3. Abnormal findings on an exam free fluid in the pelvis can be normal, could represent a small amount of blood from the uterus (through the tubes) or fluid from a cyst rupture. Talk with your doctor about this! ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as 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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What depletes estrogen and testosterone in women and what can I do to boost both of these hormones. I am post menopausal on HRT?

Hormone replacement: age is most common factor. surgery , radiation therapy , thyroid disorders may cause hormone deficiency. may need hormone replacement if no contraindication. ...Read more

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Why do I start having night sweats and bleeding when i workout hard. I'm 55 and menopausal and on hrt.?

Why do I start having night sweats and bleeding when i workout hard. I'm 55 and menopausal and on hrt.?

Not common: You should not have bleeding if you are post menopausal.You may bleed if you are not taking your hrt correctly and this may also be why you are still having night sweats. Consult your gyn asap because you need a sonogram. ...Read more

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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 in surgery menopause. I take HRT . My 17 beta estradiol is only 28, 76 pg/ml ( normal 103- 572) . Why? What could i do?

Dont check estradiol: The reason to take hrt after menopause is to relieve the symptoms of menopause, not to produce a "normal" Estradiol level. There is no reason to be checking this level as long as your symptoms are resolved. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I'm in surgery menopause. I take hrt. I have a cyst in the right breast. Should I do a biopsy ?Thanks

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

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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?

Exercise: The best defense against chronic diseases (including cancer) is living a healthful lifestyle (i.e. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet, exercise, stress reduction, don't smoke, avoid toxins and carcinogens.). ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

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