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Wondering about your health? Confused by what you’ve read? Browse our Ask the Nurse answer archive to find answers to many women's health questions and concerns. All answers are from a Cleveland Clinic women's health nurse.

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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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Do I Have A Yeast Infection?

November 6, 2018 at 10:43am

I wasn't sure if I had a yeast infection or not, so I took a 1-day Monistat just to be safe. A day later, there is still some medicine inside me. When will this go away? Is there anything I can do to speed up the process?

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What Treatments Should I Use For Vaginal Dryness And Pain?

November 6, 2018 at 10:40am

I am considering using Nature's Naturopathic DHEA vaginal suppositories to alleviate vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse. Are they safe to use, or any other DHEA creams or suppositories?

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How do I calculate my BMI?

October 26, 2018 at 11:53am

I am 5'4 1/2" tall. When using the BMI calculator, should I use 5'4" or 5'5"?

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What hyaluronic acid vaginal creams are best?

October 17, 2018 at 11:27am

What hyaluronic acid vaginal cream do you recommend?

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Can I get a spinal epidural while on antibiotics?

October 16, 2018 at 9:43am

If taking antibiotics why is getting a spine epidural not allowed?

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What treatments are available for hair loss?

October 16, 2018 at 9:39am

I'm losing handfuls of hair. I have two bald spots, one on the back of my head and one on the side. I don't know what to do. I've had my thyroid checked and it is in a normal range, and I'm doing meditation to reduce my stress.

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Do I have a sleep disorder?

October 5, 2018 at 9:56am

Lately, I have been falling asleep for no known reason. I will be sitting watching tv and nod off. Do you know what could cause this?

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