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Wondering about your health? Confused by what you’ve read? Browse our Ask the Nurse answer archive to find answers to many women's health questions and concerns. All answers are from a Cleveland Clinic women's health nurse.

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Medication options for overactive bladder

July 14, 2019 at 10:56pm

Other than Estradiol vaginal cream and D-Mannose capsules, what can help the urinary urgency feeling I get at age 66? I have been checked for UTI and I usually don’t have one.

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Are my symptoms a thyroid issue?

July 14, 2019 at 10:51pm

I would like to get some answers on what’s going on with my health. I am a 20 year old female and here are my symptoms: fatigue, always tired and needing naps, weakness that feels like I am going to faint, bone pain in my legs, arms, hands and feet, chest pain and pressure, swollen gland on left side of neck, tingling in my neck around where it swells (parathyroid/thyroid area), forgetfulness, and low sex drive. I’m thinking it may be my thyroid or my parathyroid gland.

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Does Attain help with stress incontinence?

July 5, 2019 at 6:14pm

Is there evidence that supports the use of an intrauterine device (like Attain) to help cure stress incontinence?

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Urinary Incontinence Medication and Treatment

July 5, 2019 at 6:06pm

What is a solution for urinary incontinence? My physician said to do kegel exercises. I went to a urologist, am on medication Oxubutrin, and I bought a pelvic stimulation device. I am so tired of constantly being wet.

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Medicine for Facial Hair

July 5, 2019 at 5:58pm

What is the topical medicine to deal with excessive hair on face and chin? I have tried waxing and depilatories. Someone told me there is a cream that is a long term solution.

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APEXM and Prolapse

June 18, 2019 at 5:07pm

Does APEXM treat prolapse?

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Do I need hormone therapy if I don't have any menopause symptoms?

June 16, 2019 at 8:23pm

I am wondering if hormone therapy (BHT) is right for me if I am not experiencing any ill effects of menopause? I'm 52 and haven't had a period for about 14 months. However, I do not have hot flashes, night sweats, and in fact feel very good.

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Bladder lifts treat stress urinary incontinence

June 16, 2019 at 8:10pm

How long do bladder lifts last? Will Attain help?

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Is there an age limit on hormone therapy?

June 12, 2019 at 11:21pm

What is the reason that Estrogen/Progesterone is not being prescribed by OB/GYNs after a certain age (70)?

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Is hair loss a side effect of vaginal estrogen?

June 12, 2019 at 10:59pm

I started taking vaginal estrogen and now learned my dramatic hair loss may be a side effect. I recently stopped taking this medicine. I have an appointment with my gynecologist soon, but I’m panicking as I’m losing a handful of hair every day. What can I do?

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