Ask the Nurse Archive
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.
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:
- Is it safe to have oral sex since I used the medication the night before?
- Is it already absorbed and gone?
- Will it harm my husband?