Ask the Nurse Archive
June 20, 2018 at 2:35pm
I am currently five days late for my period. A little less than a month ago (right after my last period), I was on antibiotics for my UTI, and I was wondering if that could make my period late?
June 12, 2018 at 9:47am
I have an enlarged cyst in my breast that is becoming very painful. Can I have it "biopsied" or aspirated for relief?
May 22, 2018 at 10:27am
I recently had a hysterectomy leaving one ovary. I was started on oral conjugated estrogens daily as I had a high FSH test at 8 weeks. Would an estradiol test show a reading on Premarin, as my estradiol showed 197 last week? Could my ovary be working again?
May 3, 2018 at 3:38pm
What is the latest information and safety profile for testosterone pellets?
May 1, 2018 at 3:08pm
I had a hysterectomy in 2005, 13 years later I have no sexual drive and severe vaginal dryness. I am on antidepressants and have had back surgery. I still have my ovaries, but I have gone through menopause. My husband is 14 years younger and is still very interested in sex as where I have NO desire. What is your advice?
May 1, 2018 at 11:20am
I am 36 years old and have just recently been diagnosed with migraines. I went through a lot of tests to rule out serious issues that may be causing the migraines and have seen a neurologist. I am not having the migraines as intensely or as frequently, but I am still having out of the ordinary symptoms that are alarming at times.
Some of the symptoms are hard to describe. I just don’t think it is migraines that I am having. I thought about seeing an endocrinologist. Would they be able to help me determine what is going on?
May 1, 2018 at 11:10am
I’ve struggled with bacterial vagina infections for months. I complete the antibiotics and still have the infection. How can I fix this as it’s frustrating for me and my partner? Is there a way my partner could be treated as well?
April 18, 2018 at 9:31am
I am 66 years old. I had a total hysterectomy when I was age 52. Since then, I have been on Premarin. I have weaned myself off Premarin to start taking Estradiol, which my doctor has prescribed for me.
I don’t see any difference in the two medications. I would like to get off estrogen altogether, is that possible? Are there side effects at this age?
April 17, 2018 at 9:38am
Are athletic shoes with the rocker soles better for your feet than regular sneakers? I have chronic plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and arthritis. The rocker soles shoes do feel better.
April 17, 2018 at 9:20am
I am 51 years old and do not have the urge to have sex. I do not lubricate, and when I do have sex it hurts. Please advise!