Berto Lopez, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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1501 Presidential Way Ste 21
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Can menopauase cause heavy vaginal bleeding?
John Lipman, MD, Interventional Radiology, answeredNo. By definition menopause is the complete cessation of menstrual bleeding for 12 consecutive months. This often occurs in women between 45-50 years of age, although a number of women go well in to their fifties before going in to menopause. Women over 40 years of age who are still menstruating (i.e. perimenopausal) can get an increase in bleeding severity due to a "final squeeze of estrogen" as the body prepares itself for approaching menopause. In women with fibroids, this can stimulate fibroid growth and make a previously asymptomatic woman become symptomatic, or worsen a woman's symptoms requiring treatment.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What causes a dark brown vaginal discharge?
Brown vaginal discharge is often old blood that has turned from red to a brown color. It is fairly common to see brown blood at the end of a menstrual period. If you are having brown bleeding or spotting that is not associated with your period you should discuss this with your healthcare provider.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
How can I know if I'm ready to have a child?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
There's no bigger decision than when—or whether—to have children. In this video, clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein shares with Dr. Oz the two questions every woman should ask herself in order to help make the choice that's right for her.
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