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Where Can I Get Treatment For Lymphedema?

December 4, 2018 at 10:08am

Can I get treatment for Lymphedema at the Cleveland Clinic? What department offers that treatment?

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Does the ApexM decrease urinary incontinence?

November 28, 2018 at 9:35am

Do you recommend the ApexM to decrease urinary incontinence?

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Can I Switch My Osteoporosis Medication?

November 26, 2018 at 9:30pm

I have severe osteoporosis and my doctor wants me to have a Prolia (denosumaub) injection. I have a very bad spinal vertebral compression fracture in my spine. l have an 8 compression fracture in my back. My DXA scan shows very bad results of my left hip T-score -6.1. My parathyroid hormones level is high, so my doctor doesn't want me to have Tymlos (abaloparatide) or Forteo (teriparatide) now. My question is can I shift to Forteo after taking one shot of Prolia?

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I Thought I Was In Menopause, Why Am I Bleeding?

November 18, 2018 at 10:00pm

I am age 50. I had experienced all the symptoms of menopause and was finally diagnosed as being in active menopause. After coming to grips with the reality that I can no longer have children and not having a period for nearly a year, I suddenly started having periods again. They were extreme with heavy bleeding and pain. Why would this happen?

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Is Discharge Normal?

November 18, 2018 at 9:38pm

I am experiencing a white, quarter-size, jelly-texture discharge from my vagina. Is this normal?

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Is It Normal To Bleed After A Hysterectomy?

November 12, 2018 at 2:00pm

Is it normal to have a period (or cramping and bleeding every day) since having a Hysteroscopy D & C two weeks ago?

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Do I Have A Yeast Infection?

November 6, 2018 at 10:43am

I wasn't sure if I had a yeast infection or not, so I took a 1-day Monistat just to be safe. A day later, there is still some medicine inside me. When will this go away? Is there anything I can do to speed up the process?

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What Treatments Should I Use For Vaginal Dryness And Pain?

November 6, 2018 at 10:40am

I am considering using Nature's Naturopathic DHEA vaginal suppositories to alleviate vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse. Are they safe to use, or any other DHEA creams or suppositories?

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How do I calculate my BMI?

October 26, 2018 at 11:53am

I am 5'4 1/2" tall. When using the BMI calculator, should I use 5'4" or 5'5"?

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What hyaluronic acid vaginal creams are best?

October 17, 2018 at 11:27am

What hyaluronic acid vaginal cream do you recommend?

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