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I have heard that estradiol cream applied to the vaginal opening is prescribed often in menopause for dryness and discomfort during intercourse. Please explain why.

I have heard that estradiol cream applied to the vaginal opening is prescribed often in menopause for dryness and discomfort during intercourse. Please explain why.

Your Menopause Question: I have heard that estradiol cream applied to the vaginal opening is prescribed often in menopause for dryness and discomfort during intercourse. Please explain why.

My doctor tells me that according to the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), estrogen has been shown to cause breast cancer and that I should avoid it in menopause. Yet, now this concept is being challen

My doctor tells me that according to the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), estrogen has been shown to cause breast cancer and that I should avoid it in menopause. Yet, now this concept is being challen

Your Menopause Question: My doctor tells me that according to the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), estrogen has been shown to cause breast cancer and that I should avoid it in menopause. Yet, now this concept is being challenged. Please explain.

Are untreated hot flashes just a sweaty irritant? Or, are they a sign of a more significant health risk?

Are untreated hot flashes just a sweaty irritant? Or, are they a sign of a more significant health risk?

Your Menopause Question: Are untreated hot flashes just a sweaty irritant? Or, are they a sign of a more significant health risk?

My memory of recent events is declining as I go through menopause. Now I can’t find my wallet. Are there any suggestions to help my age-related memory decline?

My memory of recent events is declining as I go through menopause. Now I can’t find my wallet. Are there any suggestions to help my age-related memory decline?

Your Menopause Question: My memory of recent events is declining as I go through menopause. Now I can’t find my wallet. Are there any suggestions to help my age-related memory decline?

I am 57 years old. My doctor said that I don’t need a Pap smear every year, and, after I am 65 years old, I may not need one ever again. Is this a recent change?

I am 57 years old. My doctor said that I don’t need a Pap smear every year, and, after I am 65 years old, I may not need one ever again. Is this a recent change?

Your Menopause Question: I am 57 years old. My doctor said that I don’t need a Pap smear every year, and, after I am 65 years old, I may not need one ever again. Is this a recent change?