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by Dr Heather Currie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: vaginal issues
Topic: Vaginal Dryness
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: Vaginal Dryness

It is very likely that this is due to menopausal lack of estrogen, which can have significant effects on the vagina and bladder. Using a regular vaginal moisturiser can help, but also worth considering the use of low dose vaginal estrogen. See https://www.menopausematters.co.uk/dryness.php and resou...
by Dr Heather Currie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: vaginal issues
Topic: Sore vagina
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Sore vagina

Recommend seeing your doctor. This may be related to your condition but should be checked.
by Dr Heather Currie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: general
Topic: What should I be doing?
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: What should I be doing?

If you feel well, the patch suits you ok and there is no irregular bleeding, then nothing else would be required as a check up. Use of condoms reduces risk of Sexually Transmitted infections and could be used as well as contraceptive patch. You will be called for for a cervical smear at age of 25 wh...
by Dr Heather Currie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: Complete prolapse
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Complete prolapse

Procedures for prolapse are becoming very specialised. There are very effective procedures available, including pulling up the top of the vagina and fixing from inside your pelvic cavity. I believe that many regions are developing specialist referral pathways. Meanwhile please keep doing pelvic floo...
by Dr Heather Currie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: general
Topic: Diagnosed with a cervical polyp
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Diagnosed with a cervical polyp

Polyps are common and very unlikely to be serious. They are often noticed at the time of having a smear taken. If small, we encourage them to be removed in primary care at the time that they are noticed. Please don't worry!
by Dr Heather Currie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: menopause
Topic: Period pain. No period.
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Period pain. No period.

I believe that even after periods stop (because our ovaries produce so little hormones that the womb lining is not stimulated to build up and then shed), there may still be some low level hormonal production which may cause some cyclical discomfort. Some of this discomfort may be due to effect on bo...
by Dr Heather Currie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: menopause
Topic: Perimenopause
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Perimenopause

The main way to diagnose perimenopause or menopause is by history of period pattern and possible menopausal symptoms. Blood tests can measure hormone levels, but are not recommended over the age of 45, since levels fluctuate significantly and are unhelpful in assessing stage and whether or not treat...
by Dr Heather Currie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: menopause
Topic: Menopause
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Menopause

Periods are dependent on the function of our ovaries; if working normally, developing and then releasing an egg each month, we produce estrogen and progesterone which cause the womb lining to be thickened and then shed, shedding being the period (in the absence of pregnancy). As our egg cells become...
by Dr Heather Currie
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: menopause
Topic: Menopause & receding gums / gum disease
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Re: Menopause & receding gums / gum disease

There is some evidence that estrogen deficiency can affect dental health. Certainly be guided by your dentist in the first instance,
Heather Currie
by Dr Heather Currie
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: menopause
Topic: Feelings of tiredness and loss of physical feeling
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Feelings of tiredness and loss of physical feeling

I agree that tibolone may be helpful, but also any HRT would be worth considering. Separate testosterone in unlicensed form of gel would usually only be considered if HRT is unhelpful and testosterone implants are no longer generally available. Generally testosterone would not be used without HRT be...
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