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 6, 2018

Adolescents are an interesting subset of humans. They walk the tightrope between childhood and adulthood and experience a myriad of physical, emotional and social changes.  For females, the physical changes are dramatic, with the onset of breast development, hair growt...

April 3, 2018

A sonohysterogram (also know as- Saline Infusion sonohysterogram) is done with no anesthesia and is a brief and well tolerated test in most cases. 

A small catheter is placed into the cervix and a balloon is inflated. A small amount of sterile injectable normal saline i...

March 28, 2018

Many medications start out with the intention to treat a specific condition, and over time it is discovered that the medication is beneficial in other medical situations. 

Many antidepressants that were traditionally used by psychiatrists to treat depression, have been...

March 27, 2018

Prophylactic removal of the ovaries is considered after childbearing is complete in women who carry a BRCA 1 or 2 mutation. 

These women have a high chance of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime, and it is beneficial to remove the ovaries prophylactically in th...

March 26, 2018

An endometrial ablation is a minor surgical procedure that is done either in the doctor’s office or an ambulatory surgery facility. 

It is indicated for women who have very heavy periods. It makes the periods very light or non existent, but doesn't do anything to your...

March 25, 2018

It is imperative to let your partner know that you have a history of genital herpes before you have sex with him. 

Many people are reluctant to do this because it is often thought of as a “deal breaker” in a relationship. It is unfair to not share this information, bec...

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