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PCOS & Heavy Flow - Cyclic Medroxyprogesterone or the Mirena® IUD?

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I am a health care provider wishing to treat PCOS and menorrhagia in my patient.What are the pros and cons of using cyclic medroxtprogestrone versus the "Mirena® coil" in treating these conditions?

I'm 49 - why am I getting even more facial hair now?

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I’m getting increased facial hair even though I’m using laser therapy! This problem started at 24 when I was on progesterone-only pills. I'm 49 and my periods are irregular. Will taking progesterone now make it worse?

Hormone therapy and Ovarian Cancer risk

Question:

What's your opinion on the paper that came out in about hormone therapy and ovarian cancer?

Life Phase:
Menopause

Activity level, Cramps and Heavy Flow

Question:

I used to be very active as a young teen and my periods were fine. Now that I'm 19 and play less sports I get really bad cramps and heavy, irregular periods. What should I do?

Life Phase:
Adolescence

Mood Swings & Depression in Menopause

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I'm wondering if my mood shifts are perhaps due to menopause? Should I go on estrogen or anti-depressants?

Life Phase:
Perimenopause, Menopause

Natural Help for Hot Flushes

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Do you have anything natural that I can take for hot flushes? I’m stilling getting a period but with some skipping now.

Life Phase:
Perimenopause

Topical Testosterone for Improvement of Libido

Question:

What are the risks of topical testosterone for improvement of libido?

Life Phase:
Menopause

Uterine Fibroids

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I have fibroids. Should I have them removed, and if so how? Do I need a hysterectomy?

Vaginal Dryness

Question:

Is there something I can do about vaginal dryness?

Life Phase:
Menopause

What Are Bio-Identical Hormones?

Question:

I keep hearing about “Bio-Identicalhormones. What does Bio-Identical mean? Should I be taking them?

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Estrogen’s Storm Season

Estrogen's Storm Season

by Dr. Jerilynn C Prior

New second edition available

Estrogen’s Storm Season will soon be available in BOTH print and eBook (Mobi and ePUB) versions!

All royalties support CeMCOR research.

It is full of lively, realistic stories with which women can relate and evidence-based, empowering perimenopause information. It was a finalist in 2006 for the Independent Publisher Book  Award in Health.

Coming soon: purchase your copy via our Amazon or Kobo storefronts!

Paperback copies (with updated insert) still available here.

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