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Flashcards in Menopause & Infertility Deck (8):
1

Induced menopause

- Cessation of menstruation following oophorectomy, chemo, radiation

2

Vasomotor symptoms

- Recurrent, transient flushing
- Warmth & intense heat in upper body & face
- Night, 75% perimenopausal women have
- Change in hypothalamic set point

3

Vasomotor symptoms- Tx

Estrogen

4

Atrophic vaginitis- Tx

- Lubricants
- Estrogen

5

Atrophic vaginitis- Eti/sx

- Thinning of vaginal epithelium
- Minimal trauma leads to bleeding
- Petechiea & brownish discharge
- Vaginal burning, soreness, dyspareunia, and a thin watery or serosanguineous discharge

6

Menopause

- Cessation of menses 12 months
- Loss of follicular fxn
- Ave age = 51
- Assoc with vasomotor sx, sleep disturbances, vag. sx

7

HRT- Breast CA

- Contraindicated
- May stimulate growth of malignant cells, increasing risk of recurrence

8

HRT- Osteoporosis

- Use other agents first, only if can't tolerate or already taking for menopause sx
- Low dose to prevent osteoporosis