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An OB/GYN tackles menopause. There is no wisdom in suffering.

There is no wisdom in menopause, only heat. For many women there is also sleep disturbance brought on by a relentless cycle of waking in a drenching sweat, reigning fury on the sheets, then falling back asleep only to waken shivering as the perspiration evaporates while discarded pajamas silently torment from the corner of the … Continue reading

New study says ultra low dose vaginal estrogen ineffective for pain with sex

A new study has been published looking at the lowest prescription strength of vaginal estrogen (10 mcg estradiol) available in the United States to treat the vaginal discomfort associated with menopause or Genital Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). GSM affects approximately 50% of women and causes many symptoms including (but not limited to) pain with sex, … Continue reading

A magnet next to your vagina will not treat hot flashes (or anything else)

It appears Gwyneth Paltrow does not have a corner on the “rock in your crotch” market as LadyCare, a product apparently not named by Ron Burgundy, is selling a magnet to clip to your underwear with claims that it can cure pretty much everything, from hot flashes to low libido to stress. Take that you low … Continue reading

Intravaginal DHEA isn’t an “alternative” to estrogen it’s the prodrug

Intravaginal DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is being studied to treat atrophy the painful changes in the vaginal tissues that affect many women after menopause. It is being touted by the manufacturer and some doctors (especially those studying it and consulting for the company) as an alternative to estrogen. But is it? First of all, atrophy is an important … Continue reading

Breast cancer and painful sex: causes and treatment options

Many women with breast cancer develop painful intercourse. To develop a second reproductive tract issue while undergoing therapy for breast cancer is just adding insult to injury. There are a couple of common diagnosis that can contribute to painful intercourse (also called dyspareunia) for women with breast cancer, and definitely some treatment options. The first … Continue reading

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