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
February 4, 2019 at 8:00am
Is ApexM a good option to treat urinary leakage in women who have had a bladder sling procedure?
January 30, 2019 at 11:53am
I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis along with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have pain and fatigue, and I'm tired all of the time. What can I do?
January 29, 2019 at 5:19pm
I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism and started on thyroid 50 mcg for a few months now. I continue to have severe joint pain, generalized numbness and tingling without improvement on the medication that I am taking. What should I be doing differently? Do you have any recommendations?
January 29, 2019 at 10:42am
I'm 53 years old, and entered menopause at age 47. I have 70 pounds to lose and it's so much harder now since I've entered menopause. Can any diet help menopausal women lose weight?
January 25, 2019 at 12:49pm
How can I stop recurring Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) at home instead of going to the doctor every week?
January 25, 2019 at 9:22am
What would be the reason for when your breast is tingling and you are not having a menstrual cycle?
January 22, 2019 at 11:05am
I'm having painful intercourse despite using vaginal lubricants and hormone therapy. I'm a BRCA2 carrier with a history of ER/PR positive breast cancer. My main problem is pain with increasing vaginal dilation during intercourse. I don't have pain with initial penile insertion or with insertion of a vaginal probe during a pelvic ultrasound. Will pelvic floor stimulation or perhaps the Mona Lisa Touch treatment help painful intercourse?
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?
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?
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.