Ask the Expert

Q:

Are vaginal dryness and painful intercourse common symptoms of menopause? Is there anything I can do about it?

Continue Reading

Q:

Is it common to experience mood swings and depression during the years leading into menopause and immediately after?

Continue Reading

Q:

I am postmenopausal and am experiencing vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse. How can I discuss these problems with my health care professional?

Continue Reading

Q:

I guess I'm now in menopause, because I'm having symptoms. I am going to start bioidentical hormone therapy with a doctor who specializes in this type of hormone therapy. Once I start on this hormone therapy, will it remain the same or will the amount of supplemental hormones have to change as I grow older? (I am 49, and the longest I have gone without a period is four to five months.)

Continue Reading

Q:

Is it true that one of the side effects of uterine fibroid embolization is early menopause? If I had this procedure (UFE) done and my periods were regular for seven month afterward and then suddenly stopped in March, should I be concerned?

Continue Reading

Q:

Pregnancy tests can tell if you're pregnant. Can a menopause test tell you that you're not going to have any more periods?

Continue Reading

Q:

I'm 49 and having periods every couple of months. I'm also having hot flashes. What's the best remedy?

Continue Reading

Q:

I'm noticing a drop in sexual desire, but I don't want to use hormones, drugs or herbs. Are there any alternatives?

Continue Reading

Q:

I'm an African-American woman, and I've heard that we're much less likely to get osteoporosis than Caucasian or Asian women. Is this true even if I'm tall and thin?

Continue Reading

Q:

I didn't get my period for the first time ever. I'm 48. I'm almost positive I'm not pregnant. Should I go to my ob/gyn and talk about menopause?

Continue Reading