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Reproduction disorders in elderly females - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   What are some signs and symptoms of reproduction disorders in elderly females? What are the normal changes in aging associated with the female reproductive system? And what would be the role of an STNA when caring for an elderly female resident?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read it.
User :   Good evening
User :   ok
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   hi doc
User :   I feel like I'm at a dead end with this question.
User :   Questions.
Doctor :   usual symptoms include mood changes, bleeding pattern changes, pelvic congestion and pain
Doctor :   the role of STNA would be just supportive and symptomatic care
Doctor :   the changes that are associated with old age include atrophy of vulva, vagina and diminishing hormones, bone pains etc
Doctor :   which are more evident after menopause
Doctor :   what symptoms is the patient having at present?
User :   There is no patient. Its for a class. Now these seem to be all issues related with menopause, correct?
Doctor :   yes, you can go through 'perimenopause and menopausal changes in female reproductive tract'
Doctor :   to know more about them
User :   What lack of chemical in the brain causes the onset of menopause?
User :   If im addressing that correctly.
Doctor :   it is age related, with onset at similar time as the mother
Doctor :   and there is withdrawal of hormones from body
Doctor :   that affects the pituitary ovarian axis
Doctor :   causing supression of hormones and ovulation and the related changes
User :   Got it. What about disorders?
Doctor :   please explain your question.
User :   Can you name a few and there symptoms?
User :   One min.
User :   Reproductive disorders that the elderly might face in their later years.
User :   Does that help?
Doctor :   do you mean to ask about problems with pregnancy in elderly female?
Doctor :   are you there?
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