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Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the "change of life." Menopause symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, irregular vaginal bleeding, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, weight gain, and emotional symptoms such as mood swings. Treatment of menopausal symptoms varies, and should be discussed with your physician.

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    • Ovarian Cysts Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled, sac-like structures within an ovary. Symptoms of an ovarian cysts may be: Pain in the belly...learn more »
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      Ovarian Cysts Article
      • Ovarian cysts definition and facts
      • What are the ovaries and how big are they?
      • What are ovarian cysts?
      • What signs and symptoms are caused by ovarian cysts?
      • What are the symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?
      • What causes, and what are the types of ovarian cysts?
      • Can ovarian cysts cause cancer?
      • What are the risks of ovarian cysts during pregnancy?
      • Can a woman get ovarian cysts during peri-, or postmenopause?
      • How are ovarian cysts diagnosed?
      • How can the physician decide if an ovarian cyst is dangerous?
      • What is the treatment for ovarian cysts?
      • What about surgery for ovarian cysts?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat ovarian cysts?
      • What is the prognosis for a woman with ovarian cysts?
      • Can ovarian cysts be prevented?
    • Uterine Cancer Though uterine cancer's cause is unknown, there are many factors that will put a woman at risk, including being over age 50,...learn more »
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      Uterine Cancer Article
      • Uterine cancer facts*
      • What is endometrial cancer?
      • What are risk factors for endometrial cancer?
      • What are signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer?
      • What tests and procedures diagnose endometrial cancer?
      • What factors affect prognosis and treatment options for uterine cancer?
      • How is uterine cancer staging determined?
      • How does cancer spread in the body?
      • Cancer may spread from where it began to other parts of the body.
      • What are the stages of endometrial cancer?
      • What is recurrent endometrial cancer?
      • What are treatment options for endometrial cancer?
      • What are new types of treatment being tested in uterine cancer clinical trials?
      • What are clinical trials?
      • Patients can enter clinical trials before, during, or after starting their cancer treatment.
      • What follow-up tests may be needed after treatment of endometrial cancer?
      • What are uterine cancer treatment options by stage?
      • What are treatment options for recurrent endometrial cancer?
    • Gout (Gouty Arthritis) Buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint causes gouty arthritis. Symptoms and signs include joint pain, swelling, heat, and...learn more »
    • Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus) Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus and are usually round or semi-round in shape. The most common...learn more »
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      • Uterine fibroids facts
      • What are uterine fibroids?
      • What causes uterine fibroids and how common are they?
      • What are the symptomsof uterine fibroids?
      • Do untreated uterine fibroids pose a risk?
      • What are the usual ways of diagnosing uterine fibroids?
      • What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?
      • Surgery for fibroids
      • Medical treatment for fibroids
      • What are the risks of uterine fibroids during pregnancy?
    • Vaginal Bleeding Normal vaginal bleeding (menorrhea) occurs through the process of menstruation. Abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are...learn more »
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      Vaginal Bleeding Article
      • Vaginal bleeding facts
      • What is normal vaginal bleeding?
      • What is abnormal vaginal bleeding?
      • What conditions cause abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are ovulating regularly?
      • What conditions cause vaginal bleeding after menopause or abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are not ovulating regularly?
      • What causes abnormal vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?
      • What causes vaginal bleeding during or after sexual intercourse?
      • What diagnostic tests are used to evaluate abnormal vaginal bleeding?
      • How is irregular vaginal bleeding treated?
    • Osteoporosis Learn about osteoporosis, a condition characterized by the loss of bone density, which leads to an increased risk of bone...learn more »
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      Osteoporosis Article
      • Osteoporosis facts
      • What is osteoporosis?
      • What are osteoporosis causes and risk factors?
      • What are osteoporosis symptoms and signs?
      • What are the consequences of osteoporosis?
      • Why is osteoporosis an important public health issue?
      • What factors determine bone strength?
      • What tests do health care professionals use in the diagnosis of osteoporosis?
      • What types of health care professionals treat osteoporosis?
      • Who should have bone density testing?
      • What is the treatment for osteoporosis, and can osteoporosis be prevented?
      • Exercise, quitting cigarettes, and curtailing alcohol
      • Calcium supplements for osteoporosis
      • Vitamin D for osteoporosis
      • Can adding certain foods to one's diet help to prevent osteoporosis?
      • Are there foods to avoid when it comes to osteoporosis?
      • Hormone therapy (menopausal hormone therapy)
      • Medications that prevent bone loss and breakdown
      • Choosing an osteoporosis medication
      • Prevention of osteoporosis due to long-term corticosteroids
      • Monitoring osteoporosis therapy
      • Prevention of hip fractures in elderly people with osteoporosis
      • What are complications of osteoporosis?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with osteoporosis?

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Terms related to Menopause:

  • Change of Life
  • Perimenopause
  • Post Menopause