Answers for your specific questions.

Wondering about your health? Confused by what you’ve read? Send in your question and a women’s health nurse from Cleveland Clinic will reply within 48 hours. Be sure to browse our answer archive, too. We may have already posted the answer you’re looking for.

Ask a Question:

To personally discuss a medical issue or to make an appointment, call 216-444-4HER (216-444-4437). You can also make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic. For your security, please do not use this form to email personal, confidential health information. We cannot diagnose or treat by email. Selected questions may be answered weekly. If you are a Cleveland Clinic patient, please use MyChart or call your doctor's office. If you have an urgent health condition, please call 911 and/or go to your local emergency department. Please be sure to search for the topic you are interested in by using the search feature at the top of this website. Please contact your own personal physician regarding the specific medical concerns you have.Our email policies are explained further in this disclaimer. You may also wish to review our privacy statement. Disclaimer | Privacy

Ask the Nurse Archive

Mouth Sore

May 13, 2019 at 9:55am

The corner of my mouth was sore and I thought it was a pimple, so I squeezed it and it turned into a sore. I was told to use over the counter Clotrimazole cream - is this acceptable for my sore?

Read Answer

Abnormal Bleeding From Birth Control

May 8, 2019 at 2:39pm

I started the depo-provera shot as a temporary birth control, a week in I started my period and I have been bleeding ever since. My three month date for the shot wearing off was three weeks ago, and I am still bleeding. Everything about the shot has been unusual for me. When can I expect to stop bleeding?

Read Answer

Urinary Incontinence and Nerve Damage

May 8, 2019 at 2:27pm

Will the Attain device work for urinary incontinence? I have been tested and I have nerve damage. I can't feel it, but the machine says I can have a small/weak contraction when asked. Will Attain work in my situation?

Read Answer

Medications for Hay Fever Symptoms

April 29, 2019 at 1:06pm

What are the best OTC medications for hay fever symptoms, mostly sneezing and cough?

Read Answer

Caffeine May Reduce Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

April 29, 2019 at 12:56pm

I have non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Is it okay to drink hot chai tea?

Read Answer

Osteoporosis Treatment Romosozumab (Evenity®): Risks and Benefits

April 23, 2019 at 4:40pm

I have been having Reclast®/zoledronic acid infusions since 2009 (annually until 2012 and bi-annually since 2012 through October 2018). The last DXA scan in September 2018 showed there had been no significant interval change since the previous scan in 2016. However, the findings were:

  • The lowest score was the Left femur (total) is osteoporotic (T-score of -2.7)

Would the new drug Romosozumab (Evenity®) be something to pursue? I am concerned about the FDA warning that it may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or sudden death. Is it currently available?

Read Answer

Imvexxy® Side Effects

April 23, 2019 at 10:07am

I recently started taking Imvexxy® vaginal estradiol inserts, and I am having stomach cramps, diarrhea and headaches. Are these normal side effects of Imvexxy®?

Read Answer

Biotin Supplements and Lab Tests

April 23, 2019 at 10:02am

I have been taking biotin for several months and have just read the article about how biotin supplements can affect lab tests. Should I be concerned about this?

Read Answer

Hyaluronic Acid

April 16, 2019 at 3:23pm

What is the percentage/millgram rate of dosing vaginally of hyaluronic acid?

Read Answer

Vitamin B12

April 15, 2019 at 10:16am

What are the side effects of too much Vitamin B12?

Read Answer