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​Is there a connection between Myasthenia Gravis and menopause?

January 22, 2019 at 10:42am

Is there a relationship between Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and menopause? Since I have MG should I take menopausal hormone therapy as suggested by my physician?

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What Is A Good Postmenopausal Treatment?

January 16, 2019 at 10:32am

I am a postmenopausal woman, weaning myself off of systemic topical estrogen. My gynecologist recommended Osphena®, but said I should wait one month before using, and the package said it could be months before I notice a difference! Also, there are all kinds of warnings regarding blood clots. Really? Wouldn't an estrogen cream be safer, effective and faster?

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Sexual Function

January 15, 2019 at 11:52am

I am almost 50 years old and have been married 22 years. I have to have direct stimulation to the clitoris using a massager to climax, whereas before I didn’t. What is the issue? When I was younger I had some trauma to the genitals from a bike accident. I want to enjoy my husband without having to use “toys." It makes me feel less than what I was. When I mention this problem to my GYN, we did blood work, which found I have low white blood cells. Expensive testing, but no cancer, but still no answers for this either.

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Is it safe to have sex while using Intrarosa®?

January 15, 2019 at 11:46am

My OB/GYN prescribed me vaginal Prasterone/DHEA/Intrarosa® for premenopausal vaginal PH issues causing me discomfort and infections. My husband and I engage in sex before I put the Intrarosa in, however my questions are:

  1. Is it safe to have oral sex since I used the medication the night before?
  2. Is it already absorbed and gone?
  3. Will it harm my husband?

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Topical Creams Vs Vaginal Gels

January 15, 2019 at 11:37am

I was accidentally prescribed metronidazole topical cream versus metro vaginal gel. Can the cream also be used intravaginally?

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Is Bacterial Vaginosis a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

January 10, 2019 at 11:36am

Can you catch Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) from having sexual activity?

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What Does An Unusually Heavy Period Mean?

January 9, 2019 at 11:22am

I am 26 years old and my period has always been regular, lasting 3 to 4 days. I am married and sexually active, only using a pull out method. My cycle was late by 4 days last month and lasted 8 days. It was very heavy and painful, not my usual cycle.

I have taken a pregnancy test and it was negative, but now my worry is that implantation happened the same time as my period days. If it did, when will I be able to tell with a home pregnancy test? I want to say I miscarried last month, but I have no other symptoms so far. I am worried because I do drink alcohol regularly.

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Does Magnesium Help Treat Migraine?

January 8, 2019 at 9:31am

Does magnesium help treat migraine?

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What is Causing My Hip and Back Pain?

January 3, 2019 at 11:47am

I am age 66 and I hurt on my right hip and lower back. I can hardly get out of bed at times! I am sexually active, have had my tubes tied and have not had any periods for several years. Could this be a tubal pregnancy? Could this be a bladder infection? I do drink water, but how much should I drink?

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How Do I Treat Bacterial Vaginosis?

January 3, 2019 at 11:41am

What is the best thing that I can do to ignore the pain and itching of Bacterial Vaginosis?

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