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Dr Owen, Board Certified OB/GYN
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Hi Im asking about my mum, shes 60 and has been going through

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Hi
I'm asking about my mum, she's 60 and has been going through menopause for 6 years. Lately she's been having bad sweats etc. Last few days her left breast and left arm has swollen up and is sore. She hasn't got any lumps and had a routine mammogram last month, all clear. She can't get a dr appointment for a week, any idea what's causing it?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 3 years ago.

Dr Owen : HEllo
Dr Owen : Even in her 60's the ovaries still function if she still has ovaries - so she might be having a fluctuation in her hormones even if they are at a low level.
Dr Owen : Another possibiility is that she might have an infection such as a viral or a bacteria infection affecting her whole body.
Dr Owen : Now if just due to hormones a NON-hormone medication that requires a prescription called Clonidine can help her
Dr Owen : III wish your mother well
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Customer : Is it normal for just one side to hurt?
Dr Owen :

Hello

Dr Owen :

I did not see you had a return reponse....

Dr Owen :

Well it can hurt too on one side - and that could be due to an infection

Dr Owen :

That could also be due to hormones

Dr Owen :

So hence these are all things that definitely need to be checked.

Dr Owen :

But if she is in pain - she can take ibuprofen, paracetamol;

Dr Owen :

She can also use over the counter things too for sweats such as vitex, chasteberry, dong quai and black cohosh.

Dr Owen :

I wish your mother well

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thank you

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that would be fair

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Thank you