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Medical Reference Related to Menopause

  1. Menopause and Perimenopause - Exams and Tests

    You and your health professional can tell whether you are in perimenopause based on your age, your history of menstrual periods, your symptoms, and the results of your pelvic exam. If possible, bring a calendar or journal of your menstrual period and symptoms.If you have severe symptoms before or after menopause, if your health professional suspects another medical condition, or if you have a ...

  2. Menopause and Perimenopause - Symptoms

    Although some women have few or no menopause symptoms, most women do. Similarly, while some women have mild symptoms, others find that their sleep, daily life, and sense of well - being are severely affected. Menopause symptoms eventually subside when hormone levels even out. Postmenopause changes are normal signs of low estrogen and typically continue over time. Signs and symptoms of ...

  3. Low-Dose Vaginal Estrogen for Dryness and Atrophy

    Drug details for Low-dose vaginal estrogen for dryness and atrophy.

  4. Estrogen Therapy (ET)

    Drug details for Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).

  5. Menopause and Perimenopause - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I use estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) after a hysterectomy and oophorectomy? Should I use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health ...

  6. Menopause Guide - Cause

    Natural and expected hormone changes cause perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.PerimenopauseAs you age, your body begins the natural sequence of changes that eventually bring an end to your menstrual cycle (menopause). The number and quality of your eggs decline, hormone levels fluctuate, and your menstrual cycle becomes less predictable. This time of unpredictable change is called ...

  7. Menopause: Managing Hot Flashes

    Most women experience hot flashes at some point before or after menopause, when their estrogen levels are declining. While some women have few to no hot flashes, others have them numerous times per day. If hot flashes are disrupting your sleep or daily life, you are no doubt looking for relief. Fortunately, you have a number of self - care and medical treatment options that can help you manage you

  8. Menopause and Perimenopause - When to Call a Doctor

    During perimenopause or postmenopause, call your health professional about:Menstrual periods that are unusually heavy, irregular, or prolonged (1½ to 2 times longer than normal).Bleeding between menstrual periods, when periods have been regular.Renewed bleeding after having no periods for 6 months or more.Unexplained bleeding while you are taking hormones.Perimenopause symptoms, such as insomnia,

  9. Menopause Guide - Topic Overview

    Wild yam and progesterone creams are available without a prescription and are marketed for relieving perimenopausal symptoms caused by "estrogen dominance." Some women report finding relief with these products. Wild yam. Although wild yam cream is marketed as a source of natural progesterone,it does not contain progesterone,and the body cannot convert it into progesterone. 1 Progesterone ...

  10. Dilation and Curettage (D&C) for Bleeding During Menopause

    Dilation and curettage (DandC) is a surgical procedure used to locate and treat the cause of sudden, heavy bleeding.

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