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I currently have a Merena IUD. It is due to come out

I currently have a Merena IUD. It is due to come out September 2017. I don't want to replace it due to cramps which I believe are because I haven't given birth before.The reason I chose this option is because I have tried others, such as the pill, which made me extremely nauseous. The ring seemed to give me irritation after more than two years of use and I always had fairly frequent migraines. (Zero migraines since IUD)I am wondering if the patch is an option for me, but I am worried because of the higher dose of hormones needed due to the distance to the uterus. I plan to try the patch on its own for at least 6 months.My question is... if for some reason the patch alone gives me problems, is it crazy to want to have the ring for 3 months and switch to the patch for 3 month and maintain a schedule like that? Are there any benefits?

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Dr. Norm S.

Doctoral Degree

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I been in post menapause for 4yrs. I am 59 now...Started

Hi. I been in post menapause for 4yrs. I am 59 now...Started peri men.at age 45...have had severe symptoms .trouble with insomnia,sweats,anxiety,trouble with balance ,back muscle stiffness. Dizziness,disoriented ,fatigue,weakness,vision trouble ,depression, ect. tried everything out here to relieve these symptoms. And started lo dose estrogen patch an progesterone pill 4 days now. How long will it take to relieve some of these symptoms.? Been a nightmare for over ten yrs. ...suffering badly. Most drugs I have paradoxicall effect. An sensitive to many drugs.all tests. Come out normal.....except high cholesterol. .so stiff an head pressure so bad ... help?

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khagihara

Post-Doctoral Degree

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Im having pain and a feeling of pressure and burning in

Im having pain and a feeling of pressure and burning in vaginal area. Im 63 and had a hysterectomy 15 years agoJA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?Customer: A couple of days. Pressure in area. No burning when i urinate.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Generally healthy. On no medications. Just low dose hormone patch

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Dr. Norm S.

Doctoral Degree

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Out of nowhere I developed peripheral neuropathy about three

Out of nowhere I developed peripheral neuropathy about three months ago. I had gotten botox beforehand and stopped HRT over the course of about three weeks. It seems idiopathic so far. Could there be any correlation between the HRT withdrawal and/or the botox? I am an anxious wreck and doctors seem divided on whether HRT withdrawal would cause this. Either way I know it hasn't made it any easier! Should I go back on a low dose of the patch. My gynecologist says no problem going off but I've read that you should take a much longer time getting off of it. I have been having heart palpitations and hot flashes and am worried I either created and or made worse an already baffling situation. My GP suggested I go off but gave me no instructions. I was fine at first...

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I am concerned. My fertility doctor weaned me off estrogen

I am concerned. My fertility doctor weaned me off estrogen patches at week 5 of pregnancy, then restarted them at week 6. I am concerned about whether or not this will cause a miscarriage. The day my estrogen was restarted, the doctor did an exam to check for baby heartbeat. He was very rough, and the exam was painful. After the exam I started having sharp shooting pains and general vaginal pain that slowly faded through the night. I am worried that the fetus underwent too much strain; a flooding of estrogen again, and possible trauma from deep probing. The doctor was covering for my regular doctor. He thought he was examining a different patient, and I had to correct him of who I was. I am just nervous now. I don't want to seem like a fussy patient, but I don't won't to have to suffer a miscarriage because of mal practice either.

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After my hysterectomy... My breasts have dropped... Big

Hi. After my hysterectomy... My breasts have dropped... Big belly...buttocks drooped..gained weight.. Memory loss ..gotten gray...I'm not the same person...it has been six months and still having some cramping..I feel stiff... Hair loss...its crazy.. I'm on the patch estriodo.. Its bad

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I am an otherwise healthy female aged 58. Since I went

I am an otherwise healthy female aged 58. Since I went through menopause a few years ago I have found sexual intercourse to be extremely painful. I have tried lubricants but the problem seems to be internal. It feels as though I am a virgin. It's very discouraging as my husband and I used to really enjoy our sex life. I am seeing my OB-GYN to ask about something like Premarin. Any other ideas on whats going on with my body?

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Dr Josh

Doctor

B.A.M.S.

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I have a quarter-sized red patch on my left breast that's

I have a quarter-sized red patch on my left breast that's been there for a month or so. It doesn't itch and it looks like a dry skin patch but I've been putting moisturizer on it and it hasn't helped. It hasn't grown at all and I hadn't noticed any other patches on my body until today when I noticed a much smaller red patch on my right breast. For the past week or so, I've had breast pain but only if I touch my breasts and I'm not pregnant. The day before yesterday I noticed that the lymph nodes under my right arm appear to be swollen, and I'm really worried about all of it because I'm not sure if it's all connected or not. Do you have any idea what could be going on?

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Dr Basu

Physician

Doctoral Degree

37,424 satisfied customers
Good Evening Doctor, I am approximately 9 weeks pregnant and

Good Evening Doctor,I am approximately 9 weeks pregnant and a previous smoker.I quit smoking cigarettes around 4 months ago; however, I have been using a vaporizer to supplement.As soon as I suspected I was pregnant (first pregnancy, forgot to mention), I immediately switched to nicotine free vaporizer liquid.I also use organic liquid (being a chemist I understand the oxymoronic use of that word in this context) but by organic they mean there are no carcinogenic organic compounds, aromatic benzene rings, etc.I cannot find any research on this subject, only the captain obviouses stating the dangers of nicotine.What is your advice on inhaling basically flavored water vapor while pregnant? My husband is driving me insane lol!I forgot to ask my OB and don't want to wait until my Monday appointment.Thank you kindly for your time and advice,Katie Rodriguez

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LaKrystal Warren

Doctor of Medicine

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