Ask the Nurse Archive
April 9, 2019 at 1:38pm
I have had multiple pelvic surgeries and have mesh for prolapse and scarring. I still have my uterus, but after my last surgery I have entered menopause at age 52 with no menses. I’m not sure what blood tests I should have to check my hormone levels.
I am having hot flashes, dry skin, vaginal dryness and lack of interest in intimacy with my husband of 28 years. This was never a problem before, but I went into surgery having my periods and came out in full blown menopause.
April 2, 2019 at 10:14am
I am 56 years old and had my hysterectomy in 1990, I still have my ovaries and I have been having recurrent bacterial vaginosis. I finished antibiotics, but the BV still re-occurs.
I quit smoking cigarettes, but started vaporing. I asked my doctor to prescribe me a low dose estrogen pill, but she will not give it to me because I'm still vaporing. Is it normal for a 56 year old to have recurrent bacterial vaginosis, is this part of going through menopause?
April 2, 2019 at 9:55am
I took Teriparatide/Forteo® years ago. My DXA/Bone density now shows the osteoporosis has returned. Can I take Abaloparatide/Tymlos® now?
April 2, 2019 at 9:23am
A 54 year old lady who has smoked for 25 years is on estradiol and progesterone for menopause. Can she take oral estradiol, or is estradiol patch a better choice? Also, is there any contradiction for HT for smokers?
March 27, 2019 at 7:38am
My weight is 193 pounds, and I am 5'5". What is my BMI?
March 19, 2019 at 3:04pm
I have had Hashimoto's disease for two years and many arthritic symptoms. Can I take Amour® (dessicated thyroid) even though my TSH is normal?
March 19, 2019 at 9:39am
I have had a stroke and a heart attack, and I am intolerant to estrogen. What can I use for vaginal dryness safely? I can NOT use estrogen vaginal creams.
March 8, 2019 at 9:43am
What is the best time to take Premarin (conjugated estrogens) - at night or in the morning?
March 4, 2019 at 3:10pm
I am 68 years old and have no physical ailments. I had a complete hysterectomy with both ovaries removed in 1998. I did take estrogen (estrogen patch) for some time, but my insurance started to give me a difficult time about it so I just stopped it using it in 2017.
I have been fine, but now I wake up early after a good sleep because the sheets are very damp from night sweats. Are there any natural products to help with the night sweats, or should I begin taking the estrogen patches again and try to deal with the insurance company?
February 26, 2019 at 9:41am
How do I treat Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?