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  • 3 days ago

    Do I still need these EVERY year?

    AT my last GYN visit, my doctor said since I had never had an "abnormal" Pap smear, was post-menopausal, monogamous for 20+ years and human papilloma virus negative, I only needed a Pap smear every 3 years. I was thinking I NEVER need another one. Same with a mammogram; have never had an abnormality BUT have very dense breast tissue and the GYN DID suggest the next time I have one, to do it via MRI instead. My insurance won't cover this; when I get to a certain age I'm positive....
  • 13 days ago

    Thickening of Uterus wall age 45

    Hi, I've just been diagnosed via a Trans Vag scan that I have a thickening of the Uterus. I'm 45 and haven't had any menopausal symptoms except for irregular periods and abnormal bleeding for 20 days. I've ready that hormone treatment can increase chances of cancer if used over a long period. I would like to avoid hormone treatment. I've also read that if the thickening happens pre-menopausal you are at a higher risk of developing cancer. Can you let me what is true and what's....
  • 26 days ago

    why do I always bruise?I bruise as if i hit a corner of a table, its painful too

    Why do I always bruise all over my body, if I had pictures or a way to copy/paste them here, I would, its starting to worry me as im growing older and we don't know what to make of it?I bruise as if i hit a corner of a table, then the bruising last 2 - 5 days, dissapears on its own, then another appears somewhere else. The noted this is also that whenever i press on the bruise its painful too. 2nd opinion please.
  • 2 months ago

    too small for sex

    one thing I notice on message boards regarding the topic of women/mens sizes, they only seem to address complaints from women who have had numerous births and have complaints about being loose..what about older women who have never had children and maybe only have sex once a year or less.. and essentially are not elastic for sex? why is it gyns only can suggest the woman "do something" to change her physical dynamics? i.e. stretch it out every once in a while, lube etc..seems one sided....
  • 4 months ago

    At 21 i had malignant cells diagnosed via pap smear

    At 21 i had malignant cells diagnosed via pap smear but they were removed via lazer treatment, so far whenever I have a pap smear, results are the same every year. Flora/Organisms: doderlein bacilli present and this is every year. Microscopy results: Satisfactory for evaluation but limited due to thick areas within the smear obscuring individual cellular detail. What does this mean?
  • 4 months ago

    Hot Flashes at Lunch

    I am 54 I have been thru menopause. I still have hot flashes but not as much as I used to but I have been having an issue of having hot flashes at lunchtime. It does not matter where I am, or what I am eating. When I sit down to have lunch I start to have hot flashes. I stop eating and let them subside and as soon as I start eating again they start... NOTE this is only at Lunch. never while I am eating any other time. What could be causing this particular reaction at this time of day?
  • 5 months ago

    Help!!

    I'm 14 and I have gotten my period for about 2 years now and it has never been irregular. I had my period already for the month of January but after 1 week of it being done the bleeding came back. It's lasted 6 days but there are no mood swings, cramps etc. The bleeding has been consitebt. All I'm asking is if that is normal or if I should see the doctor?
  • 5 months ago

    Perimenopausal

    I am 51 years old, the last few years my periods have been heavier than when I was younger. The last two months, it seemed as though, my period came later (days) then usually. So far this month, I have not had a cycle, but have had all the symptoms; cramps, bloating, back pain, headaches. The regular monthly blahs. But still no cycle. Could I possibly be starting to go into peri-menopause? I have no children and my mother started at 48 years of age.
  • 5 months ago

    Menopause and extreme anxiety

    I am a 58 year old professional woman who has recently had to resign from my job because of mental health issues, extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I have been taking medication to address this plus attended an nine week cognitive behavioural group programme. (Over the past six months) After a relatively stable period approximately 4 weeks where I felt really good I have crashed again. Prior to this my skin became pimply, on reflective I have identified that I tend to "crash" mid month....
  • 5 months ago

    Megastrol and Menopause

    I am 44 yrs old and morbidly obese (561 lbs). I have been taking Megastrol for several years to prevent me from having my menstrual cycle because I would have it for several months at a time non-stop. How will I be able to know when I am in menopause? I have had both hot flashes and cold flashes about a year ago.