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I wanna get my tubes tied what are the symptoms I read women get pre menopause and other side effects?

I wanna get my tubes tied what are the symptoms I  read women get pre menopause and other side effects?

No symptoms: Other than risks associated with surgery, there are no side effects from tubal ligation. However , for a 19 year old, I would usually recommend other long term, reversible contraceptives such as an IUD or Nexplanon. ...Read more

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 are natural foods to help alleviate the side effects of menopause?

Genistein: Soy is food which can be found in soy nuts, soy sprouts, tofu etc that has been shown in studies to help relieve hot flashes. This may be due to genistein in the soy plants. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are natural foods to help eleviate the side effects of menopause?

Talk to your dr.: Soy is food which can be found in soy nuts, soy sprouts, tofu etc that has been shown in studies to help relieve hot flashes. This may be due to genistein in the soy plants. I would not start supplements or make significant changes to your diet without speaking with your health care provide ...Read more

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Are strange dreams one of the side effects of early menopause?

Can be...: But are also common due to stress, sleep patterns, medications and many other factors. We still don't know much about dreams, and what affects them. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of menopausal hormone treatments?

What are the side effects of menopausal hormone treatments?

Many: If given in improper doses & not monitored, hormone therapy can lead to many different problems such as breast tenderness (most common), deep venous thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, hair growth, adult cystic acne, thermal changes, and possibly increased cancer rates for estrogen dependent cancers depending upon the type of estrogen that is used. ...Read more

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Is taking hormones advisable during menopause? If yes, what are the side effects?

Is taking hormones advisable during menopause? If yes, what are the side effects?

Hormone therapy: This is a complex question that is best discussed with a healthcare provider who knows the specifics of your health history. The benefits of hormone therapy are control of symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. The risks are irregular bleeding, blood clots in the legs/lung, risk of heart attack and stroke and, in some cases, increased risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?

I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?

Progesterone: Please go online and read all you can about effects of progesterone. Then you need to find out why your did not discuss this properly with you!! ...Read more

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One of the side effects of spironolactone is vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?

One of the side effects of spironolactone is  vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?

See your gyn: Spironolactone blocks androgens (hormones that cause "male" effects like extra hair growth or acne) from their receptors. The extra androgens are converted to estrogen in your body and the estrogen can cause vaginal bleeding. If there is no other reason found for your bleeding, see if your doctor can substitute other drugs in the same class with less anti-androgen effect. ...Read more

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