Menopause is the phase of a woman's life where she ceases to menstruate and becomes infertile. It is not a disease or a condition, but a normal physiological process. Most women reach menopause around 50 to 55 years of age.
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I am suffering from weakness six years after menopause. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have been in menopause for 6 years now. Over three months I have been having bouts of weakness in shoulders, arms and sides of stomach. I feel very weak and strange. I do not feel dizzy. Sometimes it starts with a hot flash. Or else I will stay awake with this terrible feeling and will ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details provided by you. All investigations are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) such as hemoglobin levels, non-diabetic, with normal resting EKG. So, these are not issue in your case. However, the following are the possib... Read Full »
I am a 39-year-old female experiencing hot flashes after a panhysterectomy. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. My panhysterectomy was done two years ago, and I am gaining a lot of weight, and currently, my weight is 86 kg. My blood pressure is 138/90. I have been tested for thyroid hormones and Vitamin D, and the levels are normal. I have been experiencing hot flashes for wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Post hysterectomy ( if done with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy ) at the age of 39 can trigger a different medical issue( if you have a family history of other health problems and risks )and can have menopausal sy... Read Full »
Is worsening of insomnia and anxiety related to menopause?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from insomnia for quite some time. But it has gotten worse since I started going through menopause, and my anxiety is at 20 per scale. I also have cholesterol and vitamin D deficiency. Currently, I am taking the tablet Atorvastatin. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. I would like to know the following:1) Do you have diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and thyroid-related issues?2) Are you going through any stress?3) Are you working?There could be some hormonal-related issues that sometimes affect your sleep, an... Read Full »
How common is urinary incontinence in women?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about urinary incontinence in women. Why is urinary incontinence more prevalent in women? Why do pregnancy and menopause contribute to incontinence? Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Female, unlike men, have short urethra and less effective urinary continence systems than men as a part of normal anatomy. Female normal continence is dependent on normal sphincter anatomy, normal vaginal anatomy, and pelvis muscle strength. Thus any factor causing chang... Read Full »
I am 33 years old and experience joint pain. Is it due to meopause?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old and a mother of 6 years old twin babies. I have been experiencing pain in the joints of my arms for 20 days, and I have polycystic ovary disease (PCOD). I have reached menopause because I did not have periods for a year. I take Calcium supplements, and my random blood... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Menopause is very unlikely, considering your age. Is the joint pain due to swelling? Since how many days have you been noticing it? Did the pain last for more than half an hour in the mornings? Did you experience any urinary tract infections in the past? What are you... Read Full »
I gained weight and feel bloated after ovaries removal. Is it due to menopause?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. Last year, I had a cyst on my ovary and I had to undergo an operation to remove it. The doctors ended up removing both my ovaries. I was told to take Microgynon to balance my hormones. I have been very forgetful with my intake of the tablet for the whole year and h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is right. You can have these symptoms if you are going through a menopause. As both your ovaries are removed, you are going to end up in menopause. This is called surgical menopause. To decrease the symptoms of menopause your doctor prescribed you Microgynon (c... Read Full »
Why do I have symptoms like mood swings, elevating fasting blood sugars, and stress?
Query: Hello doctor, I have elevated fasting glucose. My HbA1c was 5.6 % last year. I have not been diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic. My fasting blood sugar is between 130 to 150 mg/dL after a recent COVID-19 infection and sinus infection. However, before the infection, my levels were 115 to 119 mg/d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you get HbA1c, vitamin D, and lipid profile done. I would like to know if you have attained menopause, as it can also be the reason for these symptoms. It appears that you must be going through either menopause or diabetes. We ne... Read Full »
Can taking hormonal pills for perimenopause symptoms cause breast cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female who is dealing with perimenopause symptoms. My Ob-gyn has recommended taking low dose of birth control pills to relieve my symptoms. However, I am at a higher risk for breast cancer because my late mother (who died in an auto accident) was a breast cancer sur... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. That is really sad to hear about your mother but I would like to add into your information that evidence suggests that HRT does not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer. It is only contraindicated if the person taking HRT has breast cancer already. Second... Read Full »
What does my low AMH level indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, Last month on day 2, my TSH level was 4,9304 uIU/mL, free T4 was 102 ng/dL, and prolactin was 30.63 ng/mL. My last six months' menstrual cycle lengths were 34 days, 28 days, 28 days, 28 days, 36 days, and 19 days respectively. My cycle statistics are as follows. The average cycle length i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from hyperprolactinemia and borderline subclinical hypothyroidism. Both of these can cause a delay in ovulation and hence irregularity in cycles. Ideally, menses between 23 to 35 days are considered normal as per the definition. In your case, the ... Read Full »
I am a 47-year-old female with irregular periods, and took a biopsy for it. Can it be due to menopause?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 47-year-old woman, and since last year, I have had excessive periods that did not stop. I visited the doctor, and they said it was menopause but could not make sure. My endometrium sheds little by little with the blood, and pieces come out with blood, but the flow does not stop. It ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and understood your concern. The ultrasound sound report shows that your endometrial lining, or the inner lining of your uterus, is 20 mm thicker according to your age.... Read Full »