Martin Matalon, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursMartin Matalon MD
Oakdale, NY 11769
- monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Empire BlueCross BlueShield
- HIP Health Plan
- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
- Oxford Health Plans/United Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Vytra Health Plans
- Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
- Southside Hospital
How should I use a vaginal moisturizer?
Good In Bed answeredVaginal moisturizers can provide relief from vaginal dryness, soothing sore or irritated genitalia. In fact, you should make vaginal moisturizer use a regular part of your daily routine. The first time you start using a vaginal moisturizer, apply it seven days in a row, right before bed. After that, you can move into a maintenance schedule, applying it two to three times a week, before bed.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What causes pain in my breast?
Deanna Attai, MD, Surgery, answered
Breast pain is extremely common; the medical term for breast pain is mastalgia or mastodynia. The pain is often cyclic, which means that it occurs in relation to (often just before) the menstrual cycle, and is often related to changes in the level of estrogen and progesterone. The pains are at times severe, and most commonly occur in the upper outer breast and may also extend to the nipple or underarm. Usually the pains resolve after the menstrual period begins.
Non-cyclic mastalgia refers to pains which are not related to the menstrual period. Often, only one breast will have pain, and it may be localized to a single pinpoint area. The pains may be fairly constant and “aching” in nature, or may be sharp, burning, or stabbing in character. Evaluation to rule out a specific mass or cyst is indicated, but most times, the pains are not related to any specific lesion (including cancer), and often resolve over time. Pulled chest wall muscles, pinched nerves, or costochrondritis (inflammation of the cartilage of the ribcage) may also cause pain which appears to originate in the breasts.
Careful history and examination can usually rule out a significant cause of the pain. Often, a mammogram or ultrasound will be done to ensure that there is no mass or other specific lesion causing the pain. If no specific abnormality is found, simple maneuvers such as reducing intake of caffeine, salt, and tobacco, wearing a supportive bra, and using over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen during the premenstrual period will help to control symptoms. Vitamin E, B-complex vitamins, and Evening Primrose Oil have also shown benefit in some patients in treating persistent pain, but none has been proven effective in placebo-controlled clinical trials. For more severe cases, hormonal agents may also be indicated. Persistent pains or pains associated with any mass or lump require evaluation by a physician.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is the reason behind violence against women by men?
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Administration, answered
A man's act of violence against a woman may result from his individual psychological problems, sexual frustration, childhood abuse, unbearable life pressures, drug or alcohol abuse, or an innate urge for aggression. All these factors may contribute to the dynamics of violence. But these "reasons", often given to explain or even justify violent actions, oversimplify a complex reality: that violence against women is about power and control.
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