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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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Does Menopause Decrease Sexual Activity?

March 14, 2012 at 2:48pm

Will menopause decrease my sexual activity?

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Consulting a fertility doctor

March 14, 2012 at 2:37pm

My husband and I are both in our late 30s. We have been trying to conceive for a year. Should we start to think about consulting a fertility doctor?

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Do women and men have different heart attack symptoms?

March 8, 2012 at 10:31am

Do symptoms differ in women suffering a heart attack then men?

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Do Naps Disturb Sleep?

March 8, 2012 at 10:00am

Do afternoon naps help or disturb sleep later on at night?

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Hiccups and Chest Pain

March 7, 2012 at 12:14pm

Not every time, but sometimes when I eat, I start to get hiccups and then experience pain in my upper chest area. I then feel that I have a lot of mucus to spit up. I have Tourette Syndrome and I turn my head to the left a lot and have neck and face twitches. I am sometimes stressed when I am eating a meal, but not all the time.

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Natural Antidepressants vs Medical Antidepressants

January 16, 2012 at 9:00am

Do you have any knowledge about natural antidepressants compared to medical?

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Premature Ovarian Failure

December 1, 2011 at 5:03pm

I was recently diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure and extremely high, off the charts FSH. I am 32 years old and was in the process of planning to increase our family when I was diagnosed. My doctor put me on a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), a combination pill of constant estrogen and progesterone to help with some symptoms I was experiencing. I know there is a very small chance of still getting pregnant while on HRT but my question is, is there one HRT better than another for improving my already slim chances of pregnancy?

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Migraine Headaches

December 1, 2011 at 4:58pm

I get migraines during my period. I have tried taking a pain killer like paracetamol but that does not help. I am usually very tired during my period. Is there anything I can do to help balance my hormones? I do not get migraines when I am pregnant.

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Bacterial Infection Risks

October 31, 2011 at 12:02pm

My daughter’s college roommate just informed her that she had a bacterial infection. She was having abdominal pain which brought her to the doctor. What is the risk factor for my daughter?

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Entering Menopause

October 24, 2011 at 12:01pm

How will I know when I have officially entered menopause?

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