Pregnancy After Menopause: Is It Possible?

Menopause is seen as a time a woman’s life when she is no longer able to bear children because of the change in hormones throughout the body. So what does it mean when a woman gets pregnant? ... read more »

Getting Pregnant During Menopause

Until menopause is officially complete, you can still get pregnant! ... read more »

Menopause 101

Menopause is defined as the absence of your menstrual period for 1 year. Menopause usually happens between 40 and 55 years of age, and one-half of women experience it before the age of 51. ... read more »

Cancer and Fertility in Women

Cancer can be a heart breaking thought for the woman who has yet to start a family. With the help of the cancer treatment team and advanced fertility options, motherhood is not out of the question in all cancer cases. ... read more »

Premature Ovarian Failure

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is a loss of ovarian function in younger women. POF is associated with amenorrhea, estrogen is low, and the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level is elevated. ... read more »

Ovarian Volume Testing

A woman has her peak number of eggs (oocytes) before she is born. All during a woman's life, the eggs are decreasing and tens of thousands of eggs are lost every year of a woman's life. ... read more »

Clomiphene Challenge Test (CCT)

Who should get tested using the Clomiphene Challenge Test (CCT)? ... read more »

More Than 5 Million Men May Suffer from MANopause

Male menopause is commonly referred to as manopause. Though menopause was once thought of as a female change of life, men are noticing changes in their bodies as early as 35 years of age including reduced sex drive and energy. As the body ages, testosterone production slows down causing men to lose a bit of that manliness. ... read more »

Perimenopause Symptoms and Diagnosis

As women near the age of menopause, they may find themselves suffering from menopause symptoms. ... read more »

Menopause Symptoms

As women reach the age of 40, they begin thinking about menopause and how it will feel to move into the years of life when reproduction is no longer an option. ... read more »

Menopause Perimenopause and Sleep

When the ovaries stop working to mature eggs and release those eggs for fertilization, menopause begins. ... read more »

Menopause and Your Mood

One of the least expected symptoms of menopause are mood swings. From depression to anxiety, moods can fly all over the place from one moment to the next. ... read more »

Menopause Exercises

Exercising on a daily basis can be one of the most important and successful treatment options for women in menopause. ... read more »

Menopause Diet

There is a diet out there for every condition, desire, and lifestyle. Women in menopause are no exception. Menopause diets typically include high levels of calcium and vitamin D to ward off bone loss, but others foods are helpful in combating various common menopause symptoms. ... read more »

Surgical Menopause – Understanding an Instant Change of Life

Unlike natural menopause, surgical menopause stops estrogen, progesterone, and other reproductive hormones immediately. ... read more »

Am I in Menopause?

This is a question many women find they ask themselves after the age of 40. As egg supplies reach their end, menopause symptoms often begin. Menopause is a gradual process starting years before the cessation of menstrual periods. Once in menopause, there is no treatment to return fertility. ... read more »

Questions About Chances Getting Pregnant

When women are trying to conceive, they often have questions regarding their chances of getting pregnant. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to getting pregnant. ... read more »

Menopause and Sex

There are no more periods to deal with every month, so sex should be fantastic...right? Women nearing menopause years or those in menopause often find this dream of a renewed sexual energy and vigor depressed by the realities of menopause. ... read more »

A Soy Savvy Pregnancy: Is Soy Helpful or Harmful to Health?

Some researchers have cautioned against consumption of soy protein, reporting findings that soy increases the risk of breast cancer. This, however, is not the case. ... read more »

58-YO Woman To Give Birth to Daughter’s Daughter

Fifty-eight-year-old Julia Navarro of Provo, Utah, is about to become a grandmother for the first time. ... read more »

Does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Change at Menopause?

Researchers are looking at how male hormone levels change as women with PCOS grow older. ... read more »

Introduction to Endometrial Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus, also called the endometrium. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer. ... read more »

Are BRCA 1/2 Mutations Associated with Early Onset Menopause?

Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics at UC San Francisco recently published a study testing a possible connection between BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations and early onset menopause. ... read more »

How are Fibroids Treated?

After being diagnosed with fibroids or uterine fibroids, treatment is discussed with the patient. There is a long list of treatment options, with a specific treatment plan individualized including one or more treatments for each patient. ... read more »

What are the Risk Factors for Fibroids?

Fibroids development occurs when cells, genetically different from other uterine cells, multiply to create a mass. The mass can develop within the uterine wall, in the uterine cavity or on the outside wall of the uterus. ... read more »

Endometrial Cancer Symptoms

The most common symptom caused by endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. This bleeding may at first look watery and slightly bloody and could soon develop into heavier vaginal bleeding. ... read more »

Keep Grandma Mentally Sharp; Let Her Babysit One Day a Week

Good news for grandma! Researchers recently discovered that postmenopausal grandmothers who babysit their grandchildren one day a week score highest on tests of mental acuity. ... read more »

Grandmother Hypothesis: How Menopause Shaped Human Evolution

The “grandmother hypothesis” suggests monogamy and longevity exist today because grandmothers of long, long ago stopped being fertile decades before they reached the end of their natural lifespans. ... read more »

Postcoital Bleeding (Bleeding After Intercourse)

Bleeding after intercourse, also referred to as postcoital bleeding, describes vaginal bleeding or spotting experienced during or after sex which is not related to your menstrual period. ... read more »

Physical Activity During Pregnancy Saves Bone Mass

According to a study published in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, women who exercise regularly protect bone mass during pregnancy by doing so. ... read more »

Post-Menopausal Bleeding

With the most common cause of postmenopausal bleeding being vaginal or endometrial atrophy, there is always a concern of the presence of endometrial cancer, as 10% of women with PMB have the disease. ... read more »

Lab Surprise Hints at Improved Fertility Options for POI

Lab surprise hints at improved fertility options for POI, and it changed the scope of study for the pleasantly surprised scientist who discovered it. ... read more »

Healthy DNA Delay Menopause Extend Fertile Years

An extensive international study found that how the body handles DNA repair throughout a lifetime affects the timing of fertility decline and the onset of menopause. ... read more »

Hormones and Endometrial Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

Past studies have proven a direct relationship between obesity and increased risk of endometrial cancer. Researchers from National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health recently published the results of the study in the journal Endocrine-Related Cancer. ... read more »

ART Outcome in Menopausal Women with Endometriosis

The idea of the study was to investigate the impact of endometriosis on assisted outcome in menopausal women with endometriosis. ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone Infertility Test

The urine FSH Tests detect elevated high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels, and elevated FSH levels are associated with decreased fertility. ... read more »

Missed Menstrual Periods And Amenorrhea

On average, women have between 11 and 13 menstrual cycles, or periods, each year. For some women, 11 is far too many and others would love to have only 13 periods. ... read more »

Relationship Between PMS and Pregnancy

Researchers are still not sure why many women get post-menstrual symptoms (PMS), but they are sure that there is no reliable relationship between PMS and pregnancy. ... read more »

Women's Health Issues

When planning for pregnancy, it is important for women to take care of their health. They can do this by periconception and preconception planning, getting regular checkups and screenings and having regular mammograms. ... read more »

Alternative Treatment for Menopause

Suffering from hot flashes and/or night sweats but do not want to take estrogen?'' Here are some non-estrogen options: ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test

The FSH Urine Test is a test kit for the determination of FSH (human Follicular Stimulating Hormone) concentration in urine specimens. ... read more »

Hot Flashes

The term hot flash is one most women in menopause are familiar with. Hot flashes are characterized by a sudden rise in body heat focused on the upper half of the body. Racing heart beat, sweating, and nausea are also common symptoms associated with the typical menopause hot flash. ... read more »

Menopause Alternative Treatments – 5 You Need to Know

At the end of a woman's reproductive life, there is menopause. By the time women enter their menopause years, most are finished having children and many have grandchildren running around. Natural menopause gradually reduces estrogen, progesterone, and other female hormone levels in the body. ... read more »

Male Menopause

Changing hormone levels are linked to female menopause and the movement out of reproductive years. For men, reproductive years tend to last much longer, but hormone changes can greatly affect erectile function and libido from about 50 years of age on. ... read more »

Hormone Replacement Therapy

When women think about hormone replacement therapy (HRT), they may immediately imagine pills taken every morning to curb the worst menopause symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy is available in forms other than pills. ... read more »

Breast Tenderness and Menopause

Breast pain and tenderness after ovulationis due to an increase of the hormone progesterone. Breast tenderness during menopause is due to a hormone imbalance. ... read more »

Is Hormone Replacement Treatment Really Safe?

During the first years of menopause many women choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease the symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings and vaginal dryness, but is HRT safe for long-term use? ... read more »

Menopause: Where Am I Five Years Later?

One of the scariest meetings in my life was my first appointment with a new gynecologist when I moved to Las Vegas. The gynecologist sat and listened to my medical history with true interest. ... read more »

Chemotherapy and Menopause

As my chemotherapy treatments continued, I began to notice symptoms of menopause appear. I became short tempered, my periods stopped altogether, and I began to have insomnia and hot flashes. This is not uncommon with chemotherapy treatments. ... read more »

Can You Stop Menopause by Freezing an Ovary?

According to research and practice in the UK, women may be able to stop menopause and preserve fertility for as long as they’d like. We currently freeze eggs and sperm, so is it such a big medical jump to freeze ovaries whole? t ... read more »

Pages