Menopause

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the cessation of a woman's reproductive ability, Menopause is usually a natural change. it typically occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s, signaling the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life.

Questions and answers on "Menopause"

I am in the process of menopause and I have started to have sore breasts and my nipple are becoming erect and hurt at times...is this normal?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Urine pregnancy test advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
In my opinion you should do a pregnancy test in case you have even a slight doubt of pregnancy as in peri menopausal stage if is common to mistake missed periods with menopause.
If...

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I had an iud inserted 13 yes ago. I am 48 yrs old. Am skipping periods....possibly peri menopause. Am I in danger of pregnancy?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no age is too old for pregnancy.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.

I can understand your concerns.

Longest half life is of Paragard. Its effective for upto 10-12 years. What type of IUD did you use?

I think your IUD would not work now.

Also, no age is too old for pregnancy....

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Hello, and thanks for replying.

Is it normal for the boobs to get bigger during menopause? Mine sure have so I am concerned. Thank You.
XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
breast size decrease with menopause.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to hcm,
No, there is no such evidence nor it is seen that breasts tend to increase in size during menopause. In fact in absence of estrogen the breast fat tend to reduce and they tend to sag, so it is...

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I had a bad coughing fit and then I noticed some vaginal bleeding.....I am in menopause so it shouldn't be a period....is this something to be concerned about....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Vaginal bleeding during menopause can be a sign of uterine or other pelvic cancers so you need to be seen by your doctor right away. Irregular bleeding is normal in the first year after stopping periods but if you have not had a period in over a year then...

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For past two months, I've been having hardly any bleeding during my periods. Is it cause for worry? Am I entering pre-menopause ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Many causes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for your query.

There can be many causes for low bleeding during periods like stress, infection, medicines, menopause, thyroid abnormalities, etc. Please let me know if you have any associated symptoms.

I would suggest that you get...

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Hi
I am 40 with regular periods until last month when I had no period. My fsh level is 76 am I in the menopause? I have no other symptoms.
I have an under active thyroid

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Menopause likely

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.

FSH levels of more than 40 and absence of periods are mostly suggestive of menopause.
Usually, the first symptom of menopause is the absence of periods and increased FSH levels....

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If my girlfriend has gone through menopause is it impossible for her to get pregnant or do we need to use protection or birth control?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pregnancy is impossible

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.

After menopause, pregnancy is not possible.
There is no need to use protection or birth control.

All the best
Please feel free to discuss further...

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I have just turned 44.
I have a 4yr girl.
I am worried i am going though menopause.
I have hot flushes all the time, manly at night
.i also have AS Disease.
Havent had a period in 3 months.. XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Get serum FSH

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

Yes. It is possible for you to have been undergoing process of menopause.

I suggest you get serum FSH levels tested which will confirm menopause. This is a simple blood test.

Let me know if you need anymore help....

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light headed dizzy 17 day period. I have no energy. i exercise 40min daily. I cannot think clearly. any ideas?
And I eat very healthy right now.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I think it may be peri menopause.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Normally are your periods alright, was this the first time that you had the 17 day period ?
Was it heavy bleeding for straight 17 days ?
I think this might be menopause or peri...

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I'm 48 yo with an FSH level of 110, is that post or peri menopause?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
FSH level of 110 is consistent with menopause.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani.

A FSH level above 40 is consistent with the diagnosis of Menopause. So this value of 110 is menopause level.

But menopause is diagnosed When a woman does not have...

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Recent questions on  Menopause

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Pi havlease type your query here...I have a swollen type bump where my bladder lies, which is worse on some days than others. It isn,t painful, but it is worrying me. I am 51, is this just part of the menopause?

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I am 49 post-menopausal women - I had a pulmonary embolism 5 years ago - oc only risk identified - is it at all safe to take an estogen suppository - are there any natural alternatives - I have pelvic organ prolapse - bleeding likely due to pessary irritation - other causes ruled out - I have used lavender oil in the past - is that safe or beneficial? - any input would be appreciated

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. Firstly, I m a 46 yr. old female whose been under an extreme amount of stress lately and having some trouble sleeping the entire night, often waking in a sweat. I’m having hunger pains more often than usually lately and a sweet tooth I can’t seem to curb. I then become very lethargic after I eat no matter the amount of food, i.e. full meal or snack, and most of the time I have to take a nap or I find myself nodding off at work. I ve been also experiencing breakouts of acne about twice a month. I have a history of a hyperthyroid and my family has a history of diabetes, but my blood sugar seems to test normal. Could this be the onset of menopause or possibly Type II Diabetes?

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Hi I am 47 years old female . I usually wake up in middle of night with palpitation and then just armpit sweating. My hormone levels are normal . This happens mostly 10 days before starting period but I do sometime have other times than premenstural too. I take 20 mg propranolol BD and just 1 mg Diazepam before bed. It is like a waking up by a shock and very scary. My heart was checked and it is normal. My gynecologist prescribed low dose of estrogen but I haven t used it yet. Is these sign of premenopausal ?

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Hi, I am 59 years old, still having vaginal bleeding and have had severe pain in my right breast for over a week. I don't have insurance so the thought of seeing a doctor or having test run is next to impossible. Is it anything to be worried about

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I am 59, female, what can i do for vaginal dryness and odor?

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I have recurring yeast infection. How do I know it's a yeast infection? I feel a need to go to the bathroom frequently. Sometime it burns. No didcharge and Monostat seems to take care of it but I don't like to take that frequently. it's probably...

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