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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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Recently i developed hypothyroidism and have heavy bleeding with clots. Are they menopause symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 years old female, and my younger kid is 15 years old. My weight is 169 lbs. Recently I have developed hypothyroidism. And I have heavy bleeding with clots during periods. Are they menopause symptoms? I have 25 days period cycle, and so far, I did not have any issues with my per...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. It seems to be premenopausal symptoms. I would suggest 25 gms of cilantro leaves juice daily in the morning on an empty stomach. Do yoga and pranayama. Go for a walk. Avoid rice, non-vegetarian, oily, and spicy foods. Have dates, beetroot, jaggery, gre...  Read Full »

Is it possible to improve a woman's sexual drive after reaching menopause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old. I am under menopausal period. My husband is 62 years old. But we are still sexually active. I cannot meet his need like usual. It seems like my sexual drive got totally shut off and when I did an attempt to serve him once, he complaints to me that my vagina is too dr...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the details provided by you. I want to tell you that there are a lot of hormonal changes in the body during menopause and it results in the situation being faced by you. Almost 50 % of women in ...  Read Full »

My 56-year-old mother missed her periods for the past six months. Could you give some information on menopause?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is 56 years old. She is not getting her regular menstrual cycle for the past six months. Is this normal for her age? What signs does she have to look out for during this time? She is feeling very tired and has put on some weight too. Are all these due to the sudden absence of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. It is normal to get such symptoms at premenopausal age. Signs that could be seen during this time include irregular periods, hot flashes, and mood swings. I would suggest your mother do tests including USG...  Read Full »

Why did I get periods thrice this month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old female. I got periods three times this month. This happens for the first time in my menstrual history. I have three children (two normal vaginal birth and one is surgery). Kindly help with my issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I want some more details before guiding you in treatment. 1) Was the bleeding heavy all three times? 2) What were the dates of the three bleeding episodes? 3) Are you taking any medication? 4) Did you take your COVID vaccine this mo...  Read Full »

Will menopause cause a change in the shape of the breast when there is a history of fibroadenoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old woman with a history of left breast fibroadenoma and fibrocystic breasts since I was 30-year-old. I am almost going through menopause as my periods are not regular. I also have a complex left ovarian cyst and uterine fibroma. For the past three days, I have been feelin...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance (perimenopausal stage), but any changes in your breasts, need evaluation at your age. Get a mammography and ultrasound breast to ...  Read Full »

What do irregular periods with hair loss indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having irregular periods. For every two months, I will get my periods. Last time, the flow was heavy, so I consulted the doctor and took pills. Till last month I was taking medication, and I stopped it as per the doctor's advice. Now, I am facing huge hair loss. Please suggest some a...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Kindly share the details of the medicine and dosage. Hair loss can be due to several reasons, including medications like what you are experiencing. Also, since you have irregular periods, it may be due to PCOS (po...  Read Full »

MRI report for migraine says minimal microvascular changes. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 52 years old and had an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for worsening migraines for the last six months. I have had migraines for 31 years. The finding was a few foci of T2 and 3 mm T2 prolongation within the left frontal subcortical white matter. No associated restricted diffusi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to See, your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) report is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and has nothing to get worried. I would like to know a few things: 1. Explain your headache. It is onset, severity, site. Any associated vomitings? Its frequency?...  Read Full »

How to control my anger during menopause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 48-year-old woman undergoing menopausal signs. My last menstruation was two years back. Due to this, I have joint pain, and my body becomes hot every day. It becomes cool only if I sit under the air conditioner. It is hard to manage my anger. I shout at my family and friends becaus...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problems which you have mentioned are post-menopausal symptoms. Hot flushes and joint pain occur due to calcium deficiency. Consume fruits and vegetables rich in isoflavones such as cabbage salad or soup and sprouts. Eat vitamin D3 and calcium tablets regularly for a ...  Read Full »

My mom gets brown discharge now though her period stopped before 5 years. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 58 years old. Her periods stopped in 2015. Later she got her periods once in a year. Now from the last year blood like brown fluid came from her vagina when she go to toilet. She do not feel pain or any other symptoms. All test came positive and nothing seen in ultrasound. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood mixed vaginal fluid in the postmenopausal women need to be evaluated cautiously and carefully. Although the common cause of such bleeding is due to deficiency of hormones once menopause is achieved, the possibility of cervical and endometrial cancer needs to be...  Read Full »

I am 33 years old and experience joint pain. Is it due to meopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-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 bloo...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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