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  • Introducing Our WebMD Doctors!

    Hi All, You may have noticed some new faces answering some of your questions here in the last few weeks. We are so excited to welcome our awesome WebMD doctors to the boards! We have a REALLY great team of doctors at WebMD who are so incredibly kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and excited to be a part of the conversations here. A quick introduction: Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH, is a medical editor at WebMD and a member of the Advisory Board of Medscape Internal Medicine. Cassoobhoy is a board-certified....
  • 2 days ago

    Missed pill and didn't double up until 3 days after

    I missed my birth control pill (Zarah) on Thursday, realized on Friday, but forgot about doubling up, took one pill as normal on Friday and Saturday, then doubled up today (Sunday) after researching what I should do when I miss a pill. I started bleeding a little on Saturday, and today I'm bleeding like I'm on my period. FYI: I missed the pill on the first day of the third week of pills. Shall I carry on as normal even though I'm basically on my period one week early?
  • 8 days ago

    March is Worldwide Endometriosis Month

    Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of endometrial cells outside the uterus. For the 5.5 million American women living with the symptoms of endometriosis, the condition is not only physically painful, but it also takes an emotional toll. This often isolating condition can lead to pain, abnormal periods, and sometimes infertility. Learn more about the causes, tests, and treatments for endometriosis here: We want to hear from you: By sharing your story, you can help another woman....
  • 2 hours ago

    Menopause and Chest Pain

    has anyone had "heart attack" symptoms during menopause? They tend to happen around the time I should be getting my period. They are getting worse and worse. I went to the er and had echo and stress echo done along with blood work and all came back negative. They sent me home and told me to follow up with my primary doc. The pain seems to wake me in the wee hours of the morning (3 or 4 am) sometimes it lasts for an hour. Sometimes 3 hours, the last time it lasted on and off for 3 days.....
  • 3 hours ago


    I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2013. I described all of my symptoms accuracy. I was advised by my doctor I would need further test and examination which included a Pelvic exam. Next she suggested a D&C surgical procedure. I am always concern about treatment programs rather than surgery.
  • 3 hours ago

    Night Sweats

    I am a 70 year old women and have been experiencing night sweats. In a period of 6 months I had shoulder surgery, cataract surgery and bought and sold a house moving from Mexico back to the US. A lot of stress. Then my night sweats started. Went to my doctor who tested me for all the possible causes and decided it was hormones. Started hormone therapy and have been on this for 3 weeks with out any reduction or elimination of the sweats. I don't like taking hormones but not sure what else I can....
  • 3 hours ago

    Stopping HRT - Dr. Minkin - help?

    I'm 50 and have been using HRT for 2 years - 0.05 Vivelle patch and 200mg of progesterone 12 days/month. I have no idea whether I'm in menopause as I started before I was post-meno. My identical twin is now 15 months without a period. So my thought was to stop to see if I'm in meno and also to see if I have any symptoms. I was 49 when I started, periods were very widely spaced and I had only very mild flushes. My estrogen at the time was measured as 10 and my FSH was 89. My question for....
  • vaginal bleeding post menopause

    Hi, I am 47. I have been menopausal for 3 years. I am on an HRT patch of just estrogen for 2 years. I cant tolerate progesterone. I have also had an endoablation one ovary removedand I did have some endometriosis but I do have 2 children. For about 3 months now periodically I have had vaginal bleeding after a bowel movement. I did have this last year and my Gynie did a hysteroscopy but it was normal except for scar tissue from the ablation. The bleeding has now returned more frequently and heavier....
  • 3 hours ago

    Menopause and ball feeling in her belly

    My mom whenever she touches her belly and even anyone who touches it you can feel this ball inside her belly and it had been there for more than ten years. Recently it grew a bit. Is it normal? Sometimes she feels pain there and sometimes she feels as if it is pressuring her that she can't breath and other times nothing. My mom is also going through menopause for about six years now and she still get hot flashes and mood swings.
  • 13 hours ago


    I am a 36 y/o mother of 3 boys. Recently I've discovered on my right breast an area approx. 2in. Diameter that is very itchy, this lead to further investigation on my part-the area itself is located very close to my armpit, but when wearing a bra it is covered(hoping to give a visual on the area?) besides itching I've now noticed this area is different than the rest of my breast, it is dry/scaly/red(but not RED!) I've also felt what I'd call a "lump" in this area-I DID have....