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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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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How do you get hot flashes for when you are post menopause?

How do you get hot flashes for when you are post menopause?

Common: Most women have hot flashes for 6 months to 2 years, but it may be more like 3-5 years. Some women have them 10 or more years. And it's not uncommon to have a recurrence of hot flashes more than 10 years after menopause. ...Read more

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What could be a reason a post menopause female gets hot when it is 55 degrees and doing a light walk?

What could be a reason a post menopause female gets hot when it is 55 degrees and doing a light walk?

Check thyroid: At 60, you should be way past the peak of hot flashes (usually early 50s). You may need to have your thyroid checked, as thyroid disease becomes more prevalent as we age. ...Read more

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What would cause hot flash like symptoms , body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

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

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Had flu shot 3 days ago. Spot on arm still painful, swollen, red and hot. Still feeling unwell; fever, bodyaches, weakness and sore throat. Normal?

Had flu shot 3 days ago. Spot on arm still painful, swollen, red and hot. Still feeling unwell; fever, bodyaches, weakness and sore throat. Normal?

Not normal, not rare: These side effects, while not exactly "normal," are also not uncommon. Hopefully they will disappear soon but the flu shot can rarely cause serious long-standing side effects. What is unfortunate is that a large body of research shows that flu shots are not particularly effective! See http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/01/flu-vaccine-and-its-side-effects.aspx ...Read more

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Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Yes: Menopause and the "peri-menopausal" time frame can cause many issues due to changing hormonal levels. Some medications like sarafem (prozac) can be used with good success to treat these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If Depo-Provera estradiol is use to relieve menopause symptoms, will it also cause withdrawal like severe body aches and pains/flu like symptoms if stop using?

If Depo-Provera estradiol is use to relieve menopause symptoms, will it also cause withdrawal like severe body aches and pains/flu like symptoms if stop using?

Postpones, not cure: If you take estrogen to alleviate menopausal symptoms, you are postponing them until such time as you stop the estrogen replacement. Then they will occur just like they would have at your time of menopause had you not elected to begin the estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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Why am i ovulating post menopause?

You're not: Either you are not in menopause, or you are not ovulating. I'd need more specifics to explain further. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from post menopause bleeding. How can she treat this?

My wife is suffering from post menopause bleeding. How can she treat this?

See a gyn: Hi. Bleeding in menopause is not normal and needs to be evaluated. She needs to see her gyn. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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How do perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ from one another?

How do perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ from one another?

Menopause definition: The medical definition of menopause is one year with no bleeding or spotting--then, you can consider yourself menopausal (or the term post-menopausal can also be used). Peri-menopause is the interval of several years (3-5 years) during which periods become irregular prior to the final menstrual period (which is not easy to predict). ...Read more

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What are the differences between perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause?

What are the differences between perimenopause, menopause, and 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

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Can you please tell me how perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ?

Can you please tell me how perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause differ?

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

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Normally lying on right side, as soon as i wake up i start to sweat. What could cause the sweetin? I'm a female, post menopause

Normally lying on right side, as soon as i wake up i start to sweat. What could cause the sweetin? I'm a female, post menopause

?hormonal: Although this is a nonspecific symptom, it could be due to estrogen deficiency. If the sweats are accompanied by fever, other causes such as infection or anxiety would be sought. Discuss this complaint with your physician. ...Read more

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Does pre menopause cause body aches?

Does pre menopause cause body aches?

Menopause: Yes. Absolutely. Hot flashes and muscle or body aches among other symptoms are very common. ...Read more

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Why did spironolactone cause me to start post menopause bleeding?

Does not cause bleed: Spironolactone would not be a reason to have postmenopausal bleeding. Any postmenopausal bleeding could potentially be serious, so you should have a medical evaluation. That could possibly include an ultrasound or endometrial biopsy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What helps vaginal narrowing due to post menopause atrophy?

What helps vaginal narrowing due to post menopause atrophy?

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

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Why am i still spotting post menopause after taking spironolactone?

Why am i still spotting post menopause after taking spironolactone?

Need evaluation: A possible side effect of this medication is abnormal bleeding. Regardless of this possible association, all postmenopausal bleeding must be evaluated and this should include an exam, endometrial biopsy, and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 32 and post menopause. All the info i find is for older women. What should I do as a younger person to look after my health?

Hello, I am 32 and post menopause. All the info i find is for older women. What should I do as a younger person to look after my health?

Consider HRT: Complete lack of female hormones at age 32, can cause serious osteoprosis. Estrogen-progestin therapy is now limited to select cases for women who have menopause at 50 or so, but it should be seriously considered in women who are much younger when they become menopausal. Contraindications would be personal or strong family history of breast cancer and blood clots. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post-menopause and estriol cream - help!?

Can you tell me about post-menopause and estriol cream - help!?

Vaginal dryness: Estriol cream works great to help vaginal dryness in women who are post-menopausal, especially when they are sexually active. The partnership may become positively effected from a woman getting relief from vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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How good are any of the over-the-counter post-menopause solutions like remifemin?

How good are any of the over-the-counter post-menopause solutions like remifemin?

Pretty good: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best studied commercially available black cohosh remedies. This herbal med is safe for women who want or need to avoid estrogen- such as women who have had an estrogen dependent cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a womens viagra (sildenafil)? Im 51 years old and i seem to have lost interest in sex. Im post menopause

Is there a womens viagra (sildenafil)? Im 51 years old and i seem to have lost interest in sex. Im post menopause

That : That is a very common problem. There are safe medications to take during menopause to increase sex drive. However, please see your gynecologist and discuss this carefully. There are many advertised supplements that are not safe, so be sure that your gynecologist recommends a safe treatment for you. Be sure to share with your gynecologist any personal or family history of any medical problems as this is very important in determining appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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So body aches are common during menopause. Does it go away. Or is it something i'm going to have rest of my life. And what can I do.

Things can be done: Aches, stiffness and joint pains are commonly experienced by menopausal women. These aches and pains commonly occur in the hands, knees, hips, lower back and shoulders.
Often medication and exercise and diet help to decrease these symptoms.
Gyn can recommend some supplements that will help to decrease some of these symptoms, --pain, sleep problems etc. ...Read more

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