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When it comes to women's health, there is no such thing as a silly question. Do you have a question you want answered, but have been too afraid or embarrassed to bring it up with your GP?

Kidney stones and getting enough calcium | Ask…

I have had calcium oxalate kidney stones all my life, and have a dormant one in my left kidney at the moment. I have never taken calcium tablets because I thought the calcium will adhere to or make new kidney stones. Can you…

Taking HRT post 60 | Ask Dr Jean

I am 62 years old. I have been taking HRT for probably 10 years. My doctor reassures me that there are minimal risks. I want to keep taking HRT if it is safe. What is your opinion? Can I take HRT until I am 80 or 90?…

Bleeding on hormone therapy | Ask Dr Jean

I have been using HRT patches to relieve symptoms of menopause but it has also meant I have light bleed days which last for 3 -4 days every fortnight or so. Can you explain why this might be and whether I should come off the…

Advice for women with vaginismus | Ask Dr Jean

A friend realised she had a problem in her teens when she simply could not insert tampons because of the terrible pain experienced. She had no idea what was wrong with her until she came across an article in a magazine about…

Skin tags on my vulva | Ask Dr Jean

I have a number of skin tags on my body which are harmless but can be irritating. They seem to occur move often where there is friction on my skin. I have noticed in recent years that I have a couple of these skin tags also on my…

Insomnia during menopause | Ask Dr Jean

I really wish there was a forum that dealt with the debilitating effects of insomnia during menopause, rather than focusing on the night sweats and hot flushes. I hold a very senior position in my career and I just can't seem…

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