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Am I in menopause if I'm still getting a period?

December 11, 2018 at 11:22am

When menopause starts, isn’t the period supposed to lessen? I turned 47 and I’m getting my period every 2 weeks like clockwork. (It has been 14 weeks now.) Could something be wrong with me?

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Why do I have no energy, appetite or memory after surgery?

December 11, 2018 at 11:17am

I've had three surgeries this year: knee replacement in late April, in late June I had emergency surgery to remove part of my colon, and one month ago I had reverse ostomy surgery. This last surgery has kicked my butt! I feel like it's taken me so long to recover. I have no energy, no appetite and no memory. I go back for follow up with my surgeon on December 20. Is it just that my body has been through so much and it's going to take time to recover?

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What are treatment options for Trichorrhexis Nodosa?

December 11, 2018 at 11:05am

My 5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Trichorrhexis Nodosa. Is there a special clinic for this type of diagnosis?

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Why do I have a burning sensation in my vulva area?

December 6, 2018 at 9:12am

For more than one and half years, I have had a vaginal burning as the result of wearing sanitary pads. I have used 13 different topical creams with no results. I am now on estradiol cream two times a week for dryness, but my doctor has also recommended pelvic floor therapy. Will this help? My doctor is a vaginal specialist physician group, but has yet to come up with an answer to this literally "burning" problem.

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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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