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The most important aspect of menopause is to locate an experienced gynecologist who can guide you through this life-changing journey. Dr. Prikoupenko is a gifted physician who practices gynecology in Rockville, MD. He and his staff are always available to address your concerns and educate you on menopause topics.
Menopause is a time in a woman's life when the ovaries stop producing estrogen. As a result, women experience a range of physical and emotional changes. In most cases, menopausal symptoms, including the end of menstrual periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, mild depression, loss of energy and similar condition are generally considered natural life-changing events.
Although, menopause leads to same basic changes, symptoms and how a woman copes with these changes often varies from one person to another. No two women experience menopause exactly the same. The best way to approach menopause is to be fully informed on what to expect and which symptoms are considered normal in order to recognize complications and menopausal problems that require medical attention.
The average age of the onset of menopause is 51, but symptoms may begin as early as 47. A simple blood test that measures the level of follicle stimulating hormones (FSH) is usually all that is needed to diagnose menopause.
While most women experience a range of completely natural symptoms associated with menopause, others may develop a range of complications and medical conditions that require immediate medical attention. Although, there are countless complications and risk factors that may develop during menopause, the most common include:
• Abnormal uterine bleeding
• Pelvic Pain Ovarian cysts
• Fibroids and fibroid tumors
• Endrometrial hyperplasia
• Endometrial cancer
The cause behind menopausal problems is often induced by the hormonal changes that take place in a woman's body. However, factors such as stress, depression, unhealthy lifestyle and medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other serious illnesses, may increase the chance of menopausal problems. The best way to prevent menopausal problems and complications is to allow an experienced gynecologist to monitor and manage your menopause. Although, not all medical conditions, as a result of menopause problems, may be treated by your gynecologist, Dr. Yuri can recommend you to a specialist and provide you with helpful resources. He and his medical staff will work with you to make this transition period as easy as possible.
During the evaluation process, Dr. Yuri may utilize several advanced tests and exams, including biopsy, to determine what may be causing your menopausal problems. As an experienced Rockville gynecologist who has been training other women's health specialists for many years, Dr. Yuri is recognized as an expert when it comes to women's health issues.
In order to diagnose menopausal problems, Dr. Yuri will first review your personal and family health history. Next, he will administer a physical exam and may perform one of the following tests:
Dilation and curettage (D&C)
Depending on the diagnosis, Dr. Yuri will inform you of the most effective treatment options that will yield the best results and prevent any further complications during your menopause. Some treatments may be performed at Dr. Yuri's Rockville gynecology practice, while others may require short hospitalization. The most common treatments for menopausal problems include:
Other medications (antibiotics)
To schedule a one-on-one consultation appointment with Dr. Yuri, please contact his office at (301) 231-0007. We accept appointment requests over the phone and through our website. We will do our best to accommodate you at a time that is most convenient for you. Dr. Yuri and his staff speak Russian, Ukrainian and conversational Polish.
Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko
11125 Rockville Pike, Suite 107
Rockville, MD 20852
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Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Multilingual Gynecologist Office in Rockville, Maryland