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April 18, 2018

Once you and your doctor decide that hormone replacement therapy is indicated for you, the mode of delivery has to be decided.

The options are oral (a pill by mouth), transdermal (medicine delivered by patch or via a cream or lotion) or vaginal estrogen (in the form of...

April 17, 2018

ANYTHING NATURAL THAT I CAN USE FOR HOT FLASHES?

Relizen is a flower pollen that can be used for hot flashes. It is over the counter and ordered on line. Take two tablets daily by mouth on an empty stomach. Many women find this to be useful. It has no hormonal effects.

E...

April 16, 2018

Menopausal symptoms vary from patient to patient and can be nonexistent in those lucky patients who have no symptoms at all, to those who are plagued by constant quality of life affecting symptoms.

Most patients fall in the category in between and have some degree of sy...

April 15, 2018

I AM 48 AND MY PERIODS ARE SKIPPING AND I THINK I AM GOING THROUGH MENOPAUSE. I WANTED TO GET SOME HORMONE LEVELS BUT MY DOCTOR SAYS ITS NOT NECESSARY. WHY NOT AND HOW WILL I KNOW IF I AM IN MENOPAUSE?

The average age of menopause in North America is 51-52.

Having said t...

April 14, 2018

I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO TAKE A VACATION WITH MY HUSBAND BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN. IS IT SAFE TO FLY? WHERE CAN I GO? WHAT GESTATIONAL AGE CAN I FLY AND WHEN DO I HAVE TO STOP? ARE THERE ANY PRECAUTIONS I SHOULD TAKE WHEN I AM FLYING?

If you have a normal, uncomplicated pr...

April 13, 2018

I AM 36 WEEKS PREGNANT AND MY DOCTOR DID A CULTURE FOR GROUP B STREP- WHAT IS THIS AND HOW DO YOU CATCH IT? WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE? CAN I STILL DELIVER VAGINALLY? IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE SHOULD I BE TREATED NOW?

Group B strep is a bacteria that is no...

April 12, 2018

Tie your tubes or have them removed?

If you are absolutely sure you don’t want to have any more babies in the future, permanent sterilization may be a good option for you.

Methods that are considered permanent include tubal ligation, removal of both fallopian tubes (bila...

April 11, 2018

I AM 36 WEEKS PREGNANT AND MY DOCTOR DID A CULTURE FOR GROUP B STREP- WHAT IS THIS AND HOW DO YOU CATCH IT? WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE? CAN I STILL DELIVER VAGINALLY? IF THE CULTURE IS POSITIVE SHOULD I BE TREATED NOW?

Group B strep is a bacteria that is no...

April 10, 2018

I AM 38 WEEKS PREGNANT AND I HAVE NOTICED OVER THE LAST WEEK THAT THE BABY IS NOT MOVING AS MUCH. I ASSUME IT IS GETTING MUCH BIGGER AND THERE IS LESS ROOM TO MOVE AROUND IN THERE. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

Fetal movement is an incredibly important sign of fetal well being...

April 9, 2018

Minimizing risk factors like induction of labor in a known macrosomic baby is one thing that can be done. Obstetricians are also trained to recognize risk factors during labor that may be a tip off to shoulder dystocia, but again I re-iterate that there is no definite...

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