Ask the Nurse Archive
October 13, 2016 at 2:08pm
I am losing sensation in my genital area during sex. There is not enough lubrication. What is the best product to use for sensitive skin?
September 19, 2016 at 10:11am
My physician recently told me that at 70 years old I can stop having a routine pelvic exam and pap test. Is this the opinion of most doctors?
August 18, 2016 at 3:00pm
I am scared to use Vagifem for atrophy. My understanding was it would not penetrate into the uterus and was the lowest dose available, is that correct?
If I use it for three months and feel better, can I go off it cold turkey?
April 11, 2016 at 1:36pm
I’m 47 and beginning to experience symptoms of aging. I can handle most anything, but I need help providing reliable, credible information to my long-term boyfriend about what happens to aging women regarding sex.
I feel terrible that he feels that it is "his fault" for my symptoms, like less natural and abundant lubrication, that neither he nor I have any control over at this point. So, I would like to give him a book, preferably written by a medical professional, that addresses the physical aspects of aging women and sex. Thank you!
January 12, 2016 at 5:05pm
I am having some vaginal bleeding and slight burning when I urinate. I put some H2O2 on my vagina and I nearly died from the amount of burning pain I had before putting it on me. It doesn’t bother me through the day, only when I urinate.
I recently had a vaginal ultrasound and I realized that after I left there and came home to wash the gel off, that I had this burning issue. I haven’t had intercourse in weeks. I looked at my vagina and it is very, very RED. Please give me some indication of a diagnosis? And can this be done with over the counter medication?
December 15, 2015 at 11:38am
I had a hysterectomy at 39 (55 now), and I have been told that I no longer need a Pap test, is this correct? I lost a sister at 42 years of age from 4th stage squamous cell cervical cancer and I am concerned. Thank you in advance.
October 27, 2015 at 9:57pm
I’m 32 yrs old and married, but I never feel the appetite to have sex.
October 15, 2015 at 3:44pm
I am 34 years and I have one child and I am not looking to have another. I have high blood pressure and my first child was a risk. What are my options for permanent sterilization?
September 30, 2015 at 11:50am
What can I do for my husband and I to enjoy sex?
July 23, 2015 at 9:30am
I have an IUD (Mirena), this is my second one. It is due to come out next year. I was wondering what the correlation is between the IUD and depression? I have a history of depression, but it has gotten worse. I’m currently on 3 different antidepressants, which really are not helping.
When I think about it now, it seems to have increased since the time I had the second one placed 4 years ago. I know hormones can have an impact on mood/mental well-being. Do you think there is a connection between the two?