Syptoms Of Menopause

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does your menstrual cycle just stop after menopause?
    After you go through all the syptoms of menopause, do the monthly cycles stop on their own, or do you have to go through surgery?

    Also, why are my periods so heavy and last for long periods of time? This can't be part of the menopause....or is it?

    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      No surgery required, its a natural process and they will stop ont here own, but spotting can still occur.
      And your period being long and heavy probably has nothing to do with menopause, if they persist you should goto a doctor they should be heavy and long every month.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some of the symptoms of menopause?
    I'm 44 and my periods are irregular. I have new hair growing around my hairline and bad headaches. Are these symptoms that menopause is starting?

    • ANSWER:
      hot flashes, night sweats, and mood fluctuations are common syptoms of menopause,but usually menopause starts around 50 but has been known to start sooner.

  3. QUESTION:
    how do you know if you have been through menopause?
    I am 45 years of age, ahve not had a menstrual cycle in more than 9 years. I have not had hot sweats, but do have lack of sex drive.

    • ANSWER:
      you don't have an OBGYN who can help you with this?

      maybe try to GOOGLE menopause syptoms, there is a bunch of info sites there.

      http://www.womentowomen.com/?id=1&campaignno=menopause&adgroup=ag8symptoms&keywords=menopause+symptoms

      try this too-

      http://www.project-aware.org/Experience/symptoms.shtml

  4. QUESTION:
    What were your syptoms of cervical cancer and how did you find out?
    Did you have symptoms? What were they? How did you find out? Could the doctor tell before your pap smear came back?

    • ANSWER:
      I am a man. But my wife at 55 years suddenly one day reported bleeding and when I took her to a gynocologist she took biopsy sample and after testing confirmed it as Cervical Cancer StageIIIB. The the treatments started.

      The general symptoms of cervical cancer are -

      Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers that affect a woman's reproductive organs. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cases of cervical cancer.

      When exposed to HPV, a woman's immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small group of women, however, the virus survives for years before it eventually converts some cells on the surface of the cervix into cancer cells. Half of cervical cancer cases occur in women between ages 35 and 55.

      You may not experience any cervical cancer symptoms — early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, these cervical cancer symptoms and signs may appear:

      -Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause
      -Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor
      -Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse -

  5. QUESTION:
    7 weeks pregnant and symtoms easing off?
    I had my last ultrasound Sunday after I had been bleeding and passing clots (tmi) the baby was fine with a strong heart beat. The bleeding has now stopped but I am not feeling sick now and my sore boobs are easing off - just wondering if this is normal for 7 weeks? I have been using progesterone cream which helps with pms and menopause symptoms - do you think this could have anything do do with it? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      apart from haveing another scan you can have two blood tests a day apart they can check to see if hcg levels are rising (they should double every 24 hours) and show pregnancy progressing fine.
      try not to worry too much some people only have syptoms for a week or two every pregnancy is different for example some people can be sick all the way through while others dont get sick at all.
      wishing you all the best xx

  6. QUESTION:
    Is dizziness one of the syptoms while going through menopause?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! One of many more! If it gets to where your dizzy alot or at times that could cause you to get hurt please talk to your doctor and make sure that is the only thing going on.

  7. QUESTION:
    Thyroid Menopause Symptoms or something else?
    I seem to be getting lots of symptoms basic blood work test are all within normal ranges except cholesterol - but I have headaches, vision problems, irregular periods (close together) sleep problems, fuzzy brain - over 50 - I do work long hours & have been suffering long term stress. Any women had similar symptoms and have identified causes and treatment? Your help is greatly appreciated.
    Edit: I haven't had hot flushes to speak of but sometimes people say my face is red but I don't feel hot or sweaty when it happens.

    • ANSWER:
      it does sound like menopause, but stress can mimic so many syptoms of other things so it is hard to say.
      you didnt mention any hot flashes --but not all women get them .
      if you get night sweats then more then likely it is menopause.
      i did have similisr symptoms and all my tests were okay other then high cholesterol just like you--but many have that anyway i guess.
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  8. QUESTION:
    Are hot Flahes or night sweats a Syptom for a illness other than menopause?

    • ANSWER:
      They can be caused by many things but the most popular is menopause.

      In truth any thing that disrupts or changes your regular hormone function can produce these symptoms.

      Did you know even men go through a type of menopause. Their hormones get out of whack too. Interesting.

      Go to your doctor if these symptoms are bothering you. It will put your mind at ease to find out why one might have these symptoms. You never learn a thing if you do not ask questions.

      May you be blessed.

  9. QUESTION:
    Question for mature women (and others who expertise in this field).?
    My aunt is having her period again, but she says instead of it lasting like a day or three, it's lasting a week. What does this mean? She's almost 51... could it be a symptom of menopause?

    And she's not going to a doctor- she's old-fashioned and likes to save money.
    She's never had it for a week before, so she's worried.

    • ANSWER:
      She is at the right age to begin peri-menopause. Some of the most common syptoms are irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. Irregular periods can be many different things, including longer or shorter periods, lighter or heavier periods, and more or less time between them. It's usually not neccesary to visit the doctor for just this since there are not tests or anything to confirm peri-menopause. In fact, they can't even confirm menopause until 12 months after the last period. For more information, you can visit webmd

  10. QUESTION:
    my mother is having signs of menopause. she had a hysterectomy 17 years ago is that possible? please help!?
    i am 18 and i love my mom so much lately she seems either down in the dumps or really high strung. my boyfriend has even noticed that she is acting odd and is concerned with her. she has a lot of mood swings and seems like she has a lot of menopause syptoms. i have looked up some of the syptoms and she hasnt been sleeping well, has mood swings, night sweats, and seems irritable. she had a hysterectomy 17 years ago.. i really am just wondering if its possible that she is going through menopause. please help! i miss my mom!

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  11. QUESTION:
    what can cause low estrogen levels apart from menopause could it be something more serious?
    my syptoms are irregular periods, occasional hot flushes, feeling sick shakey, feeling like i'm going to pass out, very emotional, constant infectons down below. Please advise me very worried about hospital appointment

    • ANSWER:
      You don't say how old you are and whether menopause could be the problem? (I'm 43 and already finished my menopause)

      There are lots of things that can cause low oestrogen levels. When I say lots, I mean lots and lots. From problems dire and simple of your kidneys, arthritis, medicines, depression or even diet.

      I know that it is difficult not to worry until you have had a doctor tell you that there is nothing or something simple wrong.

      The one piece of advice that has made my life worry free is

      DON'T WORRY ABOUT THINGS YOU CAN'T CONTROL!

      Do what you can to make it better (Drs), but everything else you can't change. The doctors appt is a good thing. Look forward to it so that you'll have something to go on and reassurance.

      Please consider letting me know the outcome of your appointment. You are in my prayers.

      All the best

  12. QUESTION:
    I think i may have fibormyalgia?
    I have had lots of aching and pains and issues with my skin and eyes and everything...I looked up fibromyalgia and I seem to have just about every symptom there is but i want some real input from atual suffers. Anyone who has it please give me some very specific syptoms that you are suffering with so I can have something to base mine on. I almost feel relieved to know that there may be an answer!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have fibromyalgia. Ive had it since I was 16....so 11 years.

      Its hard to give a symptom profile because since its an autoimmune disorder, the symptoms vary.

      But the main one is the pain....and I do mean pain, that the person feels in their body. Mine were in my neck, back, hips because of a severe auto accident, but for years up to that trigger, I would have as a child, extremely horrific leg 'cramps' that doctors called "growing pains" but no, they were the precursor to fibro because growing pains do not cause a child to cry and sob, you know?

      The pain is in the soft tissues of the body....the muscles and the connective tissue, it can be in your ear lobes (So terrible during the winter, make sure you dont go out in the wind without earmuffs), pain in your mouth and jaw, headaches (they make migraines look easy), neck pain, back pain, hip pain, pain in your elbow/knees, in your feet, etc. It can be anywhere. The pain feels like you are being crushed, squeezed, clamped, or like pins and needles are cutting into you.....thats how I can describe my pain.

      Fatigue....God, its bad. For some reason, Fibro and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome seem to go hand in hand.... So you get the fatigue, the lethargy, mental fog/confusion, depression, forgfetfullness, insomnia.

      Also tends to cause IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndomre), which you experience abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, flatuence, and bloating.

      Fibro for some reason, tends to affect a woman's reproductive system....causing PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and/or endometriosis. Women with fibro tend to also have problems with their periods and even with fertility (Im infertile, went into early menopause at the age of 24).

      Depression....This is a REAL depression, not some somatization. And its exacerbated by going to doctors who dont believe you and/or dont treat you correctly.

      Other symptoms: ringing in the ears, change in weight, thyroid imbalances, and a list of others I cant think of at the moment.

      It can be controlled, believe it or not. However, let me tell you I am not a fan of how the medical community is treating Fibro....Ive tried it all, the antidepressants and everything else, and nothing worked.

      So what did? Acupuncture (its a god send), Exercise (I know....I didnt like to hear it at first, but after 6 weeks of regularly working out for 30 min 5x week, the pain decreased by 75 percent and I didnt have the insomnia and the depression.), eating well (Some people with Fibro have "trigger foods", foods that cause more problems, some are dairy products, others are salt, others are carbs....so you have to find out which are your triggers and avoid at all costs), and having a lifestyle of stress reduction (Meditation is key).

      This isnt an overnight thing.....But I experienced 10 years of hell....it wasnt until this last year when I really got in control of my condition and went for the right treatment (as described above). Now I do experience periods of flare-ups when all the symptoms come rushing back, but this is only in conjunction with times of great stress....which is why stress reduction is key component here....you cant eliminate stress, but we can reduce it.

      I hope this has helped you.

  13. QUESTION:
    Am I going through menopause at 23?!?
    I am 23 and I have not gotten my period since the 24th of February! (Almost 2 MONTHS!) I took a pregnancy test a few weekends ago, and it came out negative, and I have not head any syptoms of being pregnant. I have had cramping and back pain like I'm about to get my period, but it hasn't come! What is wrong with me? Could I have some kind of infection or serious problem? HELP!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are stressed or ill that can cause you to miss your period. You are not going through menopause as you don't list any symptoms of going through menopause. If you are really concerned then call or see your doc.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is menopause? What is perimenopause?

    • ANSWER:
      hi
      Menopause is the point in a woman's life when she has not had a menstrual period for 1 year. Menopause marks the end of the childbearing years. It is sometimes called “the change of life.”
      For most women, menopause happens around age 50, but every woman's body has its own timeline. Some women stop having periods in their mid-40s. Others continue well into their 50s.
      Perimenopause is the process of change that leads up to menopause. It can start as early as your late 30s or as late as your early 50s. How long perimenopause lasts varies, but it usually lasts from 2 to 8 years. You may have irregular periods or other symptoms during this time.
      For Detail Information about Menopause Diseasse,Causes and their Syptoms.
      I will Suggest u to visit this link
      http://bilalhealthclinic.com/diseaseformm.html

  15. QUESTION:
    what are manopause symptoms?
    my mum practically sayin she having gastric .the onli reason she said so is because she have bloted tummy so if u dont mind listing the syptoms of manopause

    • ANSWER:
      The common symptoms of menopause are:
      * Irregular periods
      * Decreased fertility
      * Vaginal dryness
      * Hot flashes
      * Sleep disturbances
      * Mood swings
      * Increased abdominal fat
      * Thinning hair
      * Loss of breast fullness
      but there are many other symptoms that I haven't listed, but I hope this helps.

  16. QUESTION:
    What's wrong with me???
    I'm two months late for my period but pregnancy tests come back negative. I'm only 21 so I know it's not menopause. I'm not under any stress really and I wasn't expecting to get pregnant so I don't think it's a mental thing. Lately I've been dizzy, had nausea, my nipples have been killing me. I know that these could be symptoms of PMS too but so far no period. I DO HAVE AN APPOINTMENT with my ob/gyn so please don't yell at me for not going to the doctor. I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience or knows (aside from pregnancy) what I should as my dr. about. PS. I'm NOT on any meds, my thyroid is fine (had it checked a couple months back) No eating disorders, I'm average weight, and haven't been on birth control in 3 years. Normally my periods are right on time. What gives?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible that you are pregnant, sometimes tests don't pick it up. Have you had a test done by a doctor? It could also be menopause. Seriously, I know it's unusal for your age but it can happen at any time. I can't think of anything else unless you are under a lot of stress. That can often have similar syptoms as pregnancy.

  17. QUESTION:
    does perimenopause or menopause share some of the same syptoms with pregnancy?
    I am 47 and seem to be beginning my change. I have had unprotected sex recently althought he never came inside me. this is the second time my body has FELT pregnant. Last time I got my pereod on the exact day I was supposed to. I've looked on all the perimenopause and menopause sites and some of the symptoms I am experiencing could be attributed to either of those, but others cant? Any help here would be appreciated. I feel crampy and my back is aching... I just wanted to ask all the ladies out there who have been thru the change, if these symptoms affected you during your change. or if I should panic about a pregnancy that is way to late in my life?

    • ANSWER:
      you can compare all menopause symptoms with pregnancy symptoms - check below

  18. QUESTION:
    menopause???????????????????????????
    Hi Every Body

    Well Ino What Your All About To Think Shes Two Young No Way!
    Im Coming Up 21 And Im 100% Possitive Im In The Eearly Menopause Stage!
    Im Getting All The Syptom's
    Night Sweats
    Hot Flushes
    Weight Gain
    My Mood Swings Are At A Al Time High
    Im Pee'ing Like Theres No Tomorro
    My Skin Well Im Iching All The Time At Night In Bed I feel Theres Ants Crawling All Over Me Its Gone Really Dry Aswell
    Iv Had A Migrain For About 3months Now...
    Is This It Have I Hit It Early Menopause??
    Please note i am pregnant :) i have 2 children i did cheak if was preg befor i wote this

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your doctor, menopause at 21 is rare unless you have had a hysterectomy.

      The symptoms you state could also be pregnancy.

  19. QUESTION:
    Menopause??????????????????????
    Hi Every Body

    Well Ino What Your All About To Think Shes Two Young No Way!
    Im Coming Up 21 And Im 100% Possitive Im In The Eearly Menopause Stage!
    Im Getting All The Syptom's
    Night Sweats
    Hot Flushes
    Weight Gain
    My Mood Swings Are At A Al Time High
    Im Pee'ing Like Theres No Tomorro
    My Skin Well Im Iching All The Time At Night In Bed I feel Theres Ants Crawling All Over Me Its Gone Really Dry Aswell
    Iv Had A Migrain For About 3months Now...
    Is This It Have I Hit It Early Menopause??

    • ANSWER:
      I would check with my doctor if I were you, just to see if it is menopause.

  20. QUESTION:
    Hysterectomy questions?
    My mom is 46 years old and every month when it is time for her period she bleeds very, very heavy. She has to wake up every hour bc literally there will be blood all over her bed. She also bleeds heavy clots. She has been expeirencing menopause syptoms for the 2 years and I am getting worried about her bc I really think she needs a hyterectomy, she has said herself she needs one but she keeps putting it off. Has anyone been thru this or had one? Can you tell me about how long you were in the hospital and how long your recovery time was? Does it sound like she needs one? I'm sorry I know this alot of questions ~ I'm just really worried about my mom.

    • ANSWER:
      i did exatly the same thing and i had a complete hysterectomy at the age of 19 because of this same problem.... she really needs to get one, and she will feel so much better..... if you have any more questions about this, you can e-mail me at stephandawn@aol.com..... ive been thru it...

  21. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis?
    I am wondering if I had / have endometriosis. My periods used to always be very painful and I would often be physically sick. It was also painful passing stools. I would get cramping a few days before and after a period as well.

    To be honest I didn't think all this was necessarily unusual. Then I saw a dietician to treat gut Candida and amazingly all the syptoms above dramatically decreased.

    I have since found that the better I follow the Candida diet, the better my syptoms are. Do you think I had endo? Also do I need to see my doctor about it even though I can now manage the symptoms by diet? Like is the actual endo still "there" if it was that?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is highly prevalent in women and girls with the disease, and some of the symptoms can be managed very, very effectively with the Candida diet and other alternative inteventions as you have experienced (including mind-body medicine, holistic and aruveydic, nutritional, etc. etc.). This does not, however, rule out Endometriosis.

      It sounds like you did/are doing quite well on the diet regardless of whether or not you have Endo, and I wish you continued success. If you can continue to manage on the Anti-Candida approach you are using, then there is no reason to feel as though you might need a surgical laparoscopy for diagnosis and subsequent treatment right away. If the symptoms persist or grow worse, however, do consider seeing a gyn surgeon with an advanced understanding of the illness who can meticulously treat it.

      As for the above re: masturbation and Endo by the Yale research team - read this to find out why this study is flawed and inaccurate, and borders on the irresponsible:

      http://www.endocenter.org/endostudy.htm

      As for the claim above that women with Endo are somehow always in the hospital with terrible pains and don't get their period, that's absurd. Women with Endo DO get their periods and often suffer the worst during menses (though pain from Endo can occur at any point in the cycle, after menopause and after hysterectomy), and while surgeries and hospitalizations are a part of life with Endo for a lot of women and girls suffering, it's not as though the 89 million females living with Endo are all sitting in a hospital room and not out living productive lives. Yes, the disease can be crippling in terms of unrelenting pain, but women and girls with Endo are among the strongest in the world and manage to persevere despite the pain and symptoms of the disease. For an educated discussion on Endo that contains actual facts, see http://www.endocenter.org/pdf/2007ScreeningEducationKit.pdf.

  22. QUESTION:
    Do PMS symptoms?
    Get worse as we age? I am turning 37 tomorrow and I don't remember having such severe symptoms. Could this be the start of pre-menopause??
    Please cut the sarcasm

    • ANSWER:
      cool happy bday,,,,well syptoms can get worse but it doesn't necessarily have to. MY suggestion is: if this set of symptoms is new and unusual/worse, go check out your physician. He/She'd be the best person to tell you what it is.

  23. QUESTION:
    WTF is wrong with my period???
    Ok, I am 12 and about a month ago i started getting pain in my right ovary. Usually i only get it right before my period, but this time it came at any random times! And then my period came a bit early and ended last sunday. After that i started to feel nausuous sometimes. And for the past few days my nipples have been really sore. And today, my period started!! Its only been 1 week since it ended! There is very little blood comign onto my pad, but inside my vagina there is heavy period blood! Should i see a doctor? Could it be a cyst?

    Oh and one more question that is not relevant to me or my symptoms: can horomone related anxiety/depression be a syptom of Ovarian Cancer? Its for my mom. Or is it more likely its perimenopause. He periods have been kind of off. she is 37. Thanx

    • ANSWER:
      i think you should see a doctor asap, they will check u up and probably give u the birth control pills--they work on fixing your periods and will come regularly after 30-32 days.
      About your mom, im sorry i have no idea about any cancer. I think she's just going thru her menopauses, she should see the doctor too. ;) Good Luck to u 2;)

  24. QUESTION:
    does anyone know the symptoms of menopause?

    • ANSWER:
      The meopause or change of life, is the time in a woman's life when her periods stop, usually taken as twelve months in a row, the average age for this is beeween 45 -55.

      The syptoms are:-

      1) A change in the general pattern of perios.
      2) Hot flushes and night sweats.
      3) Trouble sleaping.
      4) Dryness of the vagina.
      5) Mood swings.
      6) Trouble focusing.
      7) Some times hair thinning on the head, but more growth on
      the face.

      Oesrogen levels faul during menopause and sometimes this causes weakness of the bones or osteoporosis.

      Menopause can usually be managed by diet or by Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), there are sveral side effects with HT so your doctor will discuss the best remedy for you.

      There are also a lot of natural remedies for managing menopause, and these and full information on menopause can be found on the following site.

  25. QUESTION:
    HeLp Me!!!!!?
    Bright white discharge and lower back pains is it bad?!?!?!
    Can someone show me a website that i can type in different syptoms and find out what it could be?!?!?
    ~13 girl and scared!

    • ANSWER:
      If it's like clearish-white, it's just your normal discharge. I wouldn't worry about it, every woman will get this discharge until your going to go through menopause. If it makes you feel uncomfortable you can wear a pantyliner. As for the back pains, your probably have back cramps. It's normal, it;s just part of PMS.
      When did you start to get the discharge? From the time you started getting it, you can expect to get your period 8-12 months later. (:

  26. QUESTION:
    My 49yr old GF has hot flushes. What's the best course of action?
    I know it may be Hormonal, but we are not keen on HRT and its side effects.
    Personal experiences please Ladies....
    Ooooops sorry. She is only 40 not 49......
    Thank you muchly folks. You are a smashing lot.
    Goodness knows how I am going to be able to select just one for BA.......

    • ANSWER:
      A hot flash (sometimes women refer to it as a hot flush or night sweat) is a symptom of menopause and also changing hormone levels which typically expresses itself at night as periods of intense heat with sweating and rapid heartbeat and may typically last from two to thirty minutes on each occasion for older women. The event may be repeated a few times each week or up to a dozen times a day, with the frequency reducing over time. Excessive flushing can lead to rosacea.

      For younger women who are menstruating or are expecting it to occur soon (one to two weeks is how long premenstruation lasts), they may encounter hot and/or cold flashes. These episodes do not usually last long. One minute, a woman will feel cold, the next, hot. Hot and cold flashes for younger women only occur during their menstruation or premenstruation. If it occurs when a young woman is far from expecting her menstruation, than it may be a problem with her pituitary gland, seeing a doctor is highly recommended.

      Hormone replacement therapy may relieve many of the syptoms of menopause, though there are many side effects of HRT and several factors to take into consideration before deciding to undergo HRT. In addition to traditional hormone replacement therapies, there are also natural HRT therapies that are being chosen by an increasingly large group of women.

      [edit] External links

      * http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/womenshealth/wome3263.html
      * Hot Flash Stories
      * Power Surge
      * Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
      * Soy Plus Exercise Relieves Hot Flashes

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the chances that I'm pregnant?
    Ok so my period is 4 days late and I've had 5 negative pregnancy tests, the last time I had sex I used one of the Today's Sponges and followed all the directions, the next day I started my period and it was heavy as hell but now I'm late. I havent had sex since that time which was 32 days ago (my boyfriend lives out of town) I really dont have any pregnancy syptoms but I dont know why I'm late, I dont know if the fact that I had a UTI this month and I was taking AZO if that would cause me to be late? I just tested and it came back negative. Do you think im paranoid or pregnant?
    Oh ok and Im 19

    • ANSWER:
      There can be other reasons ur late...

      There are various reasons for your period to be late and the pregnancy test to be negative. As far as your period being late, are many possibilities for explaining a missed or delayed period. In most women of childbearing age, pregnancy is the first guess. If your pregnancy test is negative and you are sure that you are not pregnant, here are some other causes for missed or delayed periods that you could consider:

      * Stress is major cause of missed or delayed periods. Stress interferes with the normal hormonal signals from your brain and it can block ovulation. This causes your cycles to become irregular.

      * Thyroid problems also, again by interfering with the normal hormonal pathways, can lead to a late period.

      * Being overweight or underweight can also interfere with your normal menstrual cycle.

      * If you are on birth control pills or DepoProvera, the medication itself may make periods disappear. It is okay to not have periods when you are taking these medications, but it is not okay to not have periods without any medicines.

      * In most women, premature menopause is a very remote possibility. A measurement of the FSH blood level on the third day of your cycle will give clues as to whether you should consider menopause as a probable cause.

      If your period does not arrive within a couple of weeks, you can repeat the pregnancy test and make an appointment with your gynecologist. Usually after a discussion of your medical history, a physical exam and perhaps a couple of blood tests, the reason for missed periods can be identified and corrected.

  28. QUESTION:
    what are syptoms of premenapause---?
    my mom thinks she´s bout to get menapause she says shes getn a weird period this month it comes and goes-.....its heavy than light and lighter but than heavy again.....

    • ANSWER:
      Premenopause (or peri-menopause) may last for several years. Your periods become irregular, sometimes, heavy, sometimes light, sometimes skipped. You may get cramps and headaches.

  29. QUESTION:
    Help with Vagifem query please?
    I had a total Abdominal Hysterectomy in March and I don't seem to be suffering much at all with the menapause. I'm 50.

    However I do suffer greatly from Ulcerative Colitis and Aneamia.
    I am not sleeping at all well and for the last few weeks I am having to get up at night up to 6 times for a wee so this is agrevating my insomnia and causing more distress to me.

    A visit to my GP has confirmed NO urinary infection and my doctor wants me to try Vigifem.

    I'm a bit confused really as there is nothing about excess peeing in the paperwork with this oestrogen replacement medicine and I do NOT have ANY of the syptoms that are mentioned in that leaflet at all.

    I don't want to take any hormone replacement therapy that I don't really need as is carries some concern, but I do want this bladder problem to go.

    Is Vigifem REALY going to help my condition please?

    • ANSWER:
      Your urinary frequency might be a menopausal symptom.
      The urethra is made from the same tissue as the vagina and during the menopause they both get a bit dry.
      If the urethra is dry and getting a bit "shrivelled" it is going to feel uncomfortable and you will get an irritated feeling as if you need to pee.
      Vagifem gets rid of these symptoms by restoring the natural elasticity to both vagina and urethra.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do I have breast cancer?(GIRLS)?
    Im mortified >_<
    Utterly mortified

    Im in my preteen years and about a year ago I noticed that one of my nipples has gotten a little hard and feels like theres a lump In it and it gets a little bit darker .Now im noticing that the other one has it to but now the one that was hard is now puffy now .And now my "boobs" have grown bigger and they are both puffy now
    was this just a stage in the growth?
    or do I have breast cancer? because just a second ago I was reading online of syptoms of brest cancer and it was talkign about how it will be discolored and feel like it has a lump in it.
    please keep in mind that im 11 years old so it may just be that im growing but idk and im scared o_O
    Please help me :

    and noone in my family has ever had cancer i dont think so idk is it just puberty??

    • ANSWER:
      Oh Christy
      Honey, you are just blooming as my mom used to say to me. It's hormonal. All girls have this and I bet at the slightest touch, it's sensitive. It's part of developing and your mom went through it too. Just ask her. She'll tell you. You don't have cancer so calm down and rest assured that it's all part of growing up. Breast cancer normally affects women after menopause. Preteens is so remote. So, Honey, talk to your mom and see what she says Ok, Hope you feel better about it. God bless.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why aren't I falling pregnant!?!?
    My boyfriend and I are both (as far as we know) healthy (besides the varicose vein in my boyfriends left testicle) 19 year olds..(at the peak of fertility i thought) And for the past 4 months we've not been using protection. I know 4 months perhaps isnt long but Id have thought it would have happened by now!? I came off of birth control in December, and my periods seemed to become normal again by February..
    My "period" last month however, was just a one day bleed, on and off. After this I began experiencing no end of pregnancy symptoms..
    Achey breasts, swallon nipples, cramping (a lot), nausea, head aches, feeling sick at certain smells (especially cigarettes which usually never bothered me, but now im at the extend where im actually gagging to be sick)..
    I thought Id fallen pregnant. My period was due on the 16th and as the days passed I was quite pleased. But then on the 19th my period came, and is still here (one day now,)

    I know in pregnancy your hormones can go whack, so im wondering if this is actually a period or if its a vaginal bleed and if its worth taking a pregnancy test (due to all the syptoms i was having).

    Otherwise, Im unsure as to why its taking so long to get pregnant, starting to worry something may be wrong.. (been having sex on my ovulation days etc)

    Any advice on falling pregnant etc would be much appriciated

    Thankyou! And baby dust to all of those whom want it.
    Ive only just began to stress slightly having 4 months passed. I do not believe in marriage due to personal views (parents divorcing etc) I do not believe that in order to offer a child an loving, secure, safe and supportive home you need to be married.. If we were 14 year olds living with our mums and we'd been together a week and had started trying for a baby I could understand the need for judgement, however that is not the case. Thanks anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      good luck on trying to have a baby<3

      Some women want children but either cannot conceive or keep miscarrying. This is called infertility. Lots of couples have infertility problems. About one-third of the time, it is a female problem. In another one-third of cases, it is the man with the fertility problem. For the remaining one-third, both partners have fertility challenges or no cause is found.

      Some common reasons for infertility in women include:

      Age – Women generally have some decrease in fertility starting in their early 30s. And while many women in their 30s and 40s have no problems getting pregnant, fertility especially declines after age 35. As a woman ages, normal changes that occur in her ovaries and eggs make it harder to become pregnant. Even though menstrual cycles continue to be regular in a woman's 30s and 40s, the eggs that ovulate each month are of poorer quality than those from her 20s. It is harder to get pregnant when the eggs are poorer in quality. As a woman nears menopause, the ovaries may not release an egg each month, which also can make it harder to get pregnant. Also, as a woman and her eggs age, she is more likely to miscarry, as well as have a baby with genetic problems, such as Down syndrome.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is It The Early Menopause?
    Hi Every Body

    Well Ino What Your All About To Think Shes Two Young No Way!
    Im Coming Up 21 And Im 100% Possitive Im In The Eearly Menopause Stage!
    Im Getting All The Syptom's
    Night Sweats
    Hot Flushes
    Weight Gain
    My Mood Swings Are At A Al Time High
    Im Pee'ing Like Theres No Tomorro
    My Skin Well Im Iching All The Time At Night In Bed I feel Theres Ants Crawling All Over Me Its Gone Really Dry Aswell
    Iv Had A Migrain For About 3months Now...
    Is This It Have I Hit It Early Menopause??

    • ANSWER:
      That's what it sounds like, but you need to see a doctor and get blood tests to know for sure.

  33. QUESTION:
    imagine my confusion, what would you do?
    i have hypertyroidism (graves disease) it is very hard for me to gain weight. because of my condition which was not supposed to be a lifelong disease but rather a temporary thing that was diagnosed as being brought on by either extreme stress or the fact that i had recently had a total hysterectomy which immediatly put me right in the middle of menopause. now my question is because of the side effects or rather the syptoms of the graves disease i don't have a appitite at all
    as a matter of fact right before i was diagnosed at the doctors office i weighed in at 89 pounds and i'm 5 feet 1 inch anyway because i don't have any appitite at all the only thing that seems to help bring about the feeling of hunger is marijuana. yes, i do take my regular persription
    for the graves which is methamizole, and yes i've told my doctor about the use and his only response is well if it's working don't knock it but at the same time i personal can not get a perscription for medical marijuana. when i ask my doctor about it he hims and haws but never provides any answer one way or another and when i ask for a more appitite inducind medication he responds with this is the best one for you treatment. what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you seen a specialist instead of your regular doctor? Sometimes your regular doctor might not know all the options for what you have. You have to talk with a specialist that has more answers. I agree if the weed is helping then keep it up. It would be much nicer if you could get a prescription for it but hey you have to do what you can to stay healthy. If you live in California getting a prescription for it isn't very hard you just have to know the right places to go and ask. I personally don't know where that would be but I'm sure with some research you can find out. I'm sorry I don't have a better answer for this but if you haven't already I would definitely see a specialist about it.

  34. QUESTION:
    Medical Professionals and ladies only Plz...?
    Can a woman go through menopause more then once? I mean like I went through it several years ago, and now all the syptoms seemed to be back again. The night sweats, mood swings, hot flashes. Or is it just one continuous nightmare?
    Sorry I guess I should have said that I had a complete hysterectomy in "93"

    • ANSWER:
      Those of us who don't have all our organs have a more difficult time during menopause. Remember how hard it was to get regular cycles with our period? It's the same thing. It's like our body doesn't know what to do without our hormones, and it takes time to get used to it. I'm going through the same thing. Consider getting hormone replacement therapy.
      peace

  35. QUESTION:
    hi can any one help if they been through this?
    hi lm suffering this lve not been on my period for now nearly severn weeks and lm only 28 yrs old,l got headaches,sore boobs espeaically on my nipples,l feel like l want to come on nothing happening and l do suffer cramps in my stomach and l get backaches wen lve not carried anything heavy.so has anyone got advice as l phone the nurse told me complete out of order as its older women that suffer it not my age too cant be true and they said its called menopause do you think its true
    or do you think it could be hormones its driving me crazy plus me and my body not stress its so werid
    also lve been having bad dreams too and l keep weeing rather alot
    thanks you guys l am very grateful for your help

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like your pregnant,

      Go pick up a test at the dollar store and then let us know,

      It doesn't sound like Menopause at all,menopause gives you mood swings and hot flashes

      YOUR SYPTOMS Sound like pregnancy symptoms,

      Get off the Computer and go get a test.

      Today

      Good Luck

      M

  36. QUESTION:
    I'm having brown spotting just less than 3 weeks after my last period, what could this mean?

    I have had sex, but I don't think that I'm pregnant, but I'm not on birth control. Please help because I don't have health insurance, so if possible I want to figure this out without going to the dr.
    BTW I'm 21.

    • ANSWER:
      when i done that after i had had my period i miscarried.

      My syptoms were:
      *Tiredness
      *pain in my back
      *Pain in my stomach
      *Bleeding (red to brown)

      I had just gotten off my period and 4 days later started to bleed again. After 6 days of the above symptoms i went to the ER where i found out i was pregnant but sadly i miscarried.

      Take a pregnancy test go to http://www.peeonastick.com and there it tells you all about pregnancy tests.

      There are a few possiblities. However, without knowing your age or medical history it is a little hard to focus on the more likely ones. That being said, I would first wonder if you are actually having periods, meaning a normal shedding of the endometrial lining 13 days, +/- 4 days after ovulation. The flow should be crescendo-decrescendo or crescendo. This means the flow starts light, goes to heavy then to light. Or it can start heavy and go to light. The flow length should be < 8 days.

      What you may see as a period getting closer together is actually irregular endometrial shedding because of no ovulation. The lining of the uterus keeps building up from estrogen, but without a buildup and drop off of progesterone, the endometrium never completely sheds. Many women will do this thinking their periods are 3 weeks apart. This usually occurs with anovulatory cycles.

      The clotting and brown coloration are typical of the anovulatory cycles. The brown color means old blood. The clots are irregular shedding endometrium.

      The causes of this situation? I would first think of thyroid dysfunction, ovarian failure secondary to upcoming menopause, and ovarian dysfunction (luteal dysfunction) where the progesterone is not adequately produced. One must also consider infection, fibroids, and especially endometriosis which is associated with luteal dysfunction. I would expect other symptoms though.

      Of course, make an appointment with your doctor. Until then, accurately chart days you bleed. If possible, find a certified natural family planning instructor to help you learn how to chart. There is a wealth of information from these charts. Most doctors have not seen them but can get basic information from them verifying your situation of irregular bleeding. You can educate your doctor about charting. It really does help!

      The brown discharge may merely be "old blood" from the uterus that is being pushed out by the growing fetus. It is usually insignificant and, as long as fetus is growing and there is no heavy vaginal bleeding it usually does not become a miscarriage. The brownish bleeding may also be due to a "subchorionic bleed" which is a sequestration of some blood within the folds of the developing placenta. This, too, does not lead to miscarriage. I would suggest taking serial sonograms to assess fetal growth and to determine the position of the placenta and the presence of any other bleeding. If the sonogram is fine and you continue to hear a fetal heartbeat on doppler, you should be fine. A brown dischrage can also be a sign of a vaginal infection, which, of course, can be treated if a culture grows any bacteria. Don't worry for now.

      It sounds as though you are having anovulatory bleeding. Menstrual cycles, when a woman is not having regular ovulation tends to be irregular with spotting and breakthrough bleeding and some cramping and bleeding.

      If you need contraception, combined birth control pills could make your periods more regular, lead to less spotting or breakthrough bleeding and lead to less cramps and pain

      good luck

  37. QUESTION:
    Menapause syptoms please ?
    I feel like I'm going mad one wk out of evrey four I can't bare anyone near me it has distroyed any relation ship I have had pleare can anyone help

    • ANSWER:
      See your doctor for a hormone check and then discuss hormone replacement therapy to get you balanced.
      You may be blaming your symptoms on menopause, but have you thought maybe you have a mood disorder?

  38. QUESTION:
    Medical Professionals and ladies only Plz...?
    Can a woman go through menopause more then once? I mean like I went through it several years ago, and now all the syptoms seemed to be back again. The night sweats, mood swings, hot flashes. Or is it just one continuous nightmare?
    Sorry I guess I should have said that I had a complete hysterectomy in "93"

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause can last for many years although at times the symptoms may subside for a period of time. You may not be completely through your cycle of menopause. I wish you the best!

  39. QUESTION:
    At what age men's menopause starts? Wat are the syptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      NEVER, MEN DO NOT GO THROUGH MENOPAUSE, THEY GO THROUGH ANDROPAUSE. CHECK THIS OUT FROM WWW.ANDROPAUSE.COM HOPE THIS HELPS!!
      What is Andropause?

      Andropause is the result of low testosterone throughout your body. Learn how andropause can produce a profound and widespread range of symptoms.

      Are you feeling irritable, tired all of the time and just don't have the same enthusiasm for things........

      Testosterone is an essential male hormone. Discover why testosterone levels are crucial for sexual functioning and play a major role in preventing osteoporosis and heart disease.

      Hormone replacement therapy can be highly effective for males with low testosterone.

  40. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for thyroid Medicine to leave the blood?
    I was dianosed with hypothryoid about 6 months ago. I was taking levothyroxin (.25). Blood was still low so I had to take 1 extra pill on sundays to increase the dose. I am 54 yrs old and have also been expirencing what I thought to be menopausal syptoms-severe mood swings, anxiety, hot flashes ect. I called my doc and was told to go off the thyroid meds for 6 week and have my blood checked at that time. I just got a letter from my doc saying that my blood was fine. I called and asked if I needed to start taking the meds again and was told by the nurse that I didn't since my blood was fine. Now the nurse wants the doc to evaluate my symptoms to determine if it is menopause. I asked, " am I hypo or aren't I?" The nurse said that maybe the levothroxin is still in my blood. I find this hard to believe after 6 weeks of being off the med. Am I missing something here?

    • ANSWER:
      No the medicine is NOT still in your blood after 6 weeks, if it had a half life that long the drug company's would go out of business!!! Sounds to me like you are either experiencing medication induced hyperthyroidism which is boosting your metabolism and thus causing your side effects or the more likely event that you are indeed going through the menopause which mimicks this and is messing with your endocrine system. You can still have hypothyroidism thats being masked by the menopause. My recommendation to you is to just go to your GP (Dr.) and ask for a hormone profile to be done, this will give you conclusive evidence of both your thyroid and menopausal states - go from there, anything else is just speculation.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the syptoms before I get my first period?
    Hey! So, I'm 13, I don't have my period yet but I kinda want to. So what are the symptoms and please don't post stuff like: "You don't want your period! What is wrong with you?!" cause I read that like a hundred times and I don't care.
    I have been having some cramps in my belly, headaches and back pains but they haven't been strong. I also have discharge for about a year and a half.
    Do you think I'll get my period soon?
    Thanks for your awnser!
    Sarah

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Here are the facts that may help any questions you have now or in the future.

      Baby girls are born with ovaries, fallopian tubes, and a uterus. The two ovaries are oval-shaped and sit on either side of the uterus (womb) in the lowest part of the abdomen called the pelvis. They contain thousands of eggs, or ova. The two fallopian tubes are long and thin. Each fallopian tube stretches from an ovary to the uterus, a pear-shaped organ that sits in the middle of the pelvis. The muscles in a female's uterus are powerful and are able to expand to allow the uterus to accommodate a growing fetus and then help push the baby out during labor.

      As a girl matures and enters puberty, the pituitary gland releases hormones that stimulate the ovaries to produce other hormones called estrogen and progesterone. These hormones have many effects on a girl's body, including physical maturation, growth, and emotions.

      About once a month, a tiny egg leaves one of the ovaries — a process called ovulation — and travels down one of the fallopian tubes toward the uterus. In the days before ovulation, the hormone estrogen stimulates the uterus to build up its lining with extra blood and tissue, making the walls of the uterus thick and cushioned. This happens to prepare the uterus for pregnancy: If the egg is fertilized by a sperm cell, it travels to the uterus and attaches to the cushiony wall of the uterus, where it slowly develops into a baby.

      If the egg isn't fertilized, though — which is the case during most of a woman's monthly cycles — it doesn't attach to the wall of the uterus. When this happens, the uterus sheds the extra tissue lining. The blood, tissue, and unfertilized egg leave the uterus, going through the vagina on the way out of the body. This is a menstrual period.

      This cycle happens almost every month for several more decades (except, of course, when a female is pregnant) until a woman reaches menopause and no longer releases eggs from her ovaries

      When girls begin to go through puberty (usually starting between the ages of 8 and 13), their bodies and minds change in many ways. The hormones in their bodies stimulate new physical development, such as growth and breast development. About 2 to 2½ years after a girl's breasts begin to develop, she usually gets her first menstrual period.

      About 6 months or so before getting her first period, a girl might notice an increased amount of clear vaginal discharge. This discharge is common. There's no need for a girl to worry about discharge unless it has a strong odor or causes itchiness.

      The start of periods is known as menarche. Menarche doesn't happen until all the parts of a girl's reproductive system have matured and are working together.

      Just as some girls begin puberty earlier or later than others, the same applies to periods. Some girls may start menstruating as early as age 10, but others may not get their first period until they are 15 years old.

      The amount of time between a girl's periods is called her menstrual cycle (the cycle is counted from the start of one period to the start of the next). Some girls will find that their menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, whereas others might have a 24-day cycle, a 30-day cycle, or even longer. Following menarche, menstrual cycles last 21-45 days. After a couple of years, cycles shorten to an adult length of 21-34 days.

      Irregular periods are common in girls who are just beginning to menstruate. It may take the body a while to sort out all the changes going on, so a girl may have a 28-day cycle for 2 months, then miss a month, for example. Usually, after a year or two, the menstrual cycle will become more regular. Some women continue to have irregular periods into adulthood, though.

      As a girl gets older and her periods settle down — or she gets more used to her own unique cycle — she will probably find that she can predict when her period will come. In the meantime, it's a good idea to keep track of your menstrual cycle with a calendar.

      The amount of time that a girl has her period also can vary. Some girls have periods that last just 2 or 3 days. Other girls may have periods that last 7 days. The menstrual flow — meaning how much blood comes out of the vagina — can vary widely from girl to girl, too.

      Some girls may be concerned that they're losing too much blood. It can be a shock to see all that blood, but it's unlikely that a girl will lose too much, unless she has a medical condition like von Willebrand disease. Though it may look like a lot, the average amount of blood is only about 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) for an entire period. Most teens will change pads 3 to 6 times a day, with more frequent changes when their period is heaviest, usually at the start of the period.

      I hope this informations helps to answer a few of your questions.

      Mama Bear
      Source(s):
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health…

  42. QUESTION:
    I have all these symptoms that when I look them up, they all point to HIV...I need a good opinion please?
    Ok so I'll explain all I can:

    I have had an on-going cough for about two months now. I have also had off and on headaches, random weight loss for it seems a few months now.
    One big thing is I have been having night sweats for about 8 months probably. I'm an 18 year old girl so it's not menopause.
    I also have been bruising very easy for a while now; I usually do brusie easy but now i'm gettingf them either from what seems to be no where or from something really small, and I took a slip and fall on the tile the other day and the bruises look way too brutal.
    Other things that have bveen happening for a while now are (please be mature about this) ongoing diarrhea, blood in urine sometimes when not normal, sore throat, abdominal cramps, and i cough and cough up mucus.

    Everything I said up there are symptoms that are given to HIV. Also it says your lymph nodes will swell, and I feel a lump but I'm not too sure it's just my throat or not. Yes, I am going to a doctor but I am waiting on my insaurance, so while I am waiting I don't want to rely on information from google so I feel I might find a good opinion on here...

    I also stumbled across other things that some syptoms might point too so I am not sure at all obviously of this therory I just would really appreciate someone opinion who recognized these symptoms personally or they ring some sort of bell...please help me out! Thank you!

    Oh and also a lump appeared on my nose like right between my eyes, it happened three or four weeks ago and has not gone away so that I thought was weird and maybe worth adding...

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Infertility Questions?
    Me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years( minus ten months of Iraq time) and have failed to do so. His entire family are what i lovingly call fertile mertiles ;) his grandma has 42 great grandchildren o.o. but we just haven't been able to.
    I have odd periods to say the least and many odd things that could factor. I've had bladder issues in my youth, that led to almost chronic Bladder infections. To my either short (2 days) to exeedingly long ( 3-4 weeks) periods. And no I have not been to a doctor, i'm scared to death of an answer i don't want to hear.
    Also my mother, beleive it or not, went through menopause at 33. I'm 24, i'd really like to have one child before i'm 30, in case i pick it up ( hereditary that is) I'm just really curious if anyone else had similiar syptoms, or no anything about my odd periods, i fear they are connected with infertility. As of now, i haven't had a period since december -_-;; but all tests are negative.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jessica,

      The main thing I want to tell you is that it's very possible that what's wrong with you is an easy fix. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like you're going to get pregnant without consulting with a doctor. But doctor's are there to help. You're young, and that is definitely a big advantage. Don't waste any more time worrying about something that could be cured quickly. You have youth on your side, take advantage of it. Let the doctors figure out what's wrong and fix it. Just think, if you go to the doctor now you could be pregnant in the next few months. Wouldn't that be nice.

      Don't be afraid. You can't fight the enemy if you don't know who it is. You too could be fertile mertile once you get the problem corrected.

      Good luck.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have all these symptoms that when I look them up, they all point to HIV...I need a good opinion please?
    Ok so I'll explain all I can:

    I have had an on-going cough for about two months now. I have also had off and on headaches, random weight loss for it seems a few months now.
    One big thing is I have been having night sweats for about 8 months probably. I'm an 18 year old girl so it's not menopause.
    I also have been bruising very easy for a while now; I usually do brusie easy but now i'm gettingf them either from what seems to be no where or from something really small, and I took a slip and fall on the tile the other day and the bruises look way too brutal.
    Other things that have bveen happening for a while now are (please be mature about this) ongoing diarrhea, blood in urine sometimes when not normal, sore throat, abdominal cramps, and i cough and cough up mucus.

    Everything I said up there are symptoms that are given to HIV. Also it says your lymph nodes will swell, and I feel a lump but I'm not too sure it's just my throat or not. Yes, I am going to a doctor but I am waiting on my insaurance, so while I am waiting I don't want to rely on information from google so I feel I might find a good opinion on here...

    I also stumbled across other things that some syptoms might point too so I am not sure at all obviously of this therory I just would really appreciate someone opinion who recognized these symptoms personally or they ring some sort of bell...please help me out! Thank you!
    I have been with a boyfriend for a year and a half yet I was stupid and had onprotected sex a few times within the year before that, yet I was just at the gyno a year ago, with no results. Yet it makes me think maybe the symptoms or signs might just not have showed?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's very unlikely your symptoms are caused by HIV. HIV can cause some or all of those symptoms, but only a number of years after infection.

  45. QUESTION:
    I have all these symptoms that when I look them up, they all point to HIV...I need a good opinion please?
    Ok so I'll explain all I can:

    I have had an on-going cough for about two months now. I have also had off and on headaches, random weight loss for it seems a few months now.
    One big thing is I have been having night sweats for about 8 months probably. I'm an 18 year old girl so it's not menopause.
    I also have been bruising very easy for a while now; I usually do brusie easy but now i'm gettingf them either from what seems to be no where or from something really small, and I took a slip and fall on the tile the other day and the bruises look way too brutal.
    Other things that have bveen happening for a while now are (please be mature about this) ongoing diarrhea, blood in urine sometimes when not normal, sore throat, abdominal cramps, and i cough and cough up mucus.

    Everything I said up there are symptoms that are given to HIV. Also it says your lymph nodes will swell, and I feel a lump but I'm not too sure it's just my throat or not. Yes, I am going to a doctor but I am waiting on my insaurance, so while I am waiting I don't want to rely on information from google so I feel I might find a good opinion on here...

    I also stumbled across other things that some syptoms might point too so I am not sure at all obviously of this therory I just would really appreciate someone opinion who recognized these symptoms personally or they ring some sort of bell...please help me out! Thank you!
    You can get it from not just sex, thanks for the stupid advice though but I need some mature answers please...
    Yes hodgkin's disease is actually what got me thinking! It occurs alot in young adult, and I forgot to mention I have a small lump on this side of my nose right between my eye that appears like 3 weels ago...but yes I can not know for sure I just am freaking out over here lol I will get help as soon as I can...

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    What does my mom have?
    My mom hasn't been feeling good in the mornings, every morning she wakes up and seems weak, she says she has hot flashes and trouble sleeping all night and in the morning she's dizzy and nausous in the morning, she doesn't have any energy. We've been living with her family, and we have to sleepon futons on the floor, and I fold them up and put the away because she doesn't feel good. She also thinks weirdly, she wants to lay down but she thinks my grandpa(her dad) is going to be mad at her, and she feels guilty and mad at herself for not helping my grandma with chores and breakfast she's doing, it's almost like she's a little paranoid about my grandpa being mad at her, and she's always saying that he's going to kick us out, she says it when have trouble getting ready quickly in the morning, when she doesn't feel good, just a lot, this morning she even thought he would physialy hit or kick her for wanting to sleep in. My grandpa is very strict and mean, he doesn't understand any stress we're going through, he wants me to love the dumpy school i've been transfered to and get perfect grades, despite the fact that I used to go to a really good school where I had fun teachers, a lot of friends, and I was in Honers and Student Body, both which this school doesn't have. I know I was kinda spoiled but I've just ben sad and feeling stresse but my grandpa doesn't understand at all, and it's the exact same way to my mom, he doesn't understand, and he's constantly critisizing us, more her than me,about the tiniest things, like he wants her to help out with stuff(even though she tells him she's not feeling well) and wake up earlier so that she can eat breakfast earlier(even though she has a hard enough time getting up at the time we've been getting up at)You might have guessed it already, we're staying with my grandparents because of financial problems, and my parents are really stressed out, and a few weeks ago my dad got into an argument with my grandpa because my grandpa kept(and still is) getting into our business, like when my dad was filing out papers he kept wanting to know exactly what my dad is doing and here the papers are going and when and why, my dad got frustrated and for that my grandpa kicked him out, and now he's staying with his sister pretty far away where my mom and I don't want to live, but we really miss him and my grandpa doesn't understand how depressed we are from missing him. So I know my mom is stressed and depressed, I know that I am too, but I don't have the syptoms she has, so maybe she's just worse than me. Also she has diabetes, she doesn't tkae insulin but she takes a few different pills and she eats healthy and regularly, she thinks that maybe she's having a diabetic problem or too much or too little of one of the medicines. Last detail, she's in her fifties, so maybe she's menopausing. So my question is what's causing her morning weakness, dizziness, nausea,tiredness, and thinking wrong? Is it depression, diabetes,menopause, or something else, and how can she be treated? I'm very worried about her, please answer if you can, i'm sorry this is so long and full of details.

    • ANSWER:
      your mum needs to go to the doctor her symptoms could be anything and the stress of living with your grandparents isn't helping

  47. QUESTION:
    My husband and I haven't been talking lately?
    I have been really irriated with him for some reason..Everything is going great, We talk , sex is good, life is just wonderful, but I seem to be so pissed at him for no reason.
    Well today he wanted me to go home at lunch so we could talk..I said I couldn't. So he stopped by my work to bring me lunch on his break. I thought it was sweet but still feel irriated with him. The problem is I can't pin point what it is. And we haven't been talking because I feel if I say one thing that every little thing he does will come out, and i hate to fight. Anyone ever feel this way? And how do you get over it given I dont really know what is making me irriated.

    • ANSWER:
      Keeping your frustration locked up inside you isn't going to help. You're not letting it out and the kettle is going to boil over soon. All its going to take is something very minor on his part that is going to set you off. He is trying to talk to you, but your determined not to talk to him because you don't want to fight. Well that's not the answer and it's just going to make matters worse. How do you know what he wants to say? Let him talk first and let him finish talking before you say anything. Let him know that if you can't respond right at this moment. Be truthful to him, let him understand you. The cat's got your tongue and he doesn't know why. Tell him that you feel irriated (you don't have to telll him everything) and maybe both of you can help each other out.
      Women are known for mood swings at that time of the month or pre-menopause, etc. Did he do something before, have you been keeping any grudges, have you always kept everything inside you, and never talked to him about things that bothered you? All these things will add up over time and displace the syptoms your having.
      Talk to him and let him know what's going on. At least he's trying and not ignoring the situation.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why Do Some Women have to show-off about their Pregnancy?
    There is a woman pregnant at our work - unplanned - actually complained relentlessly about the father pre-pregnancy, and all i saw initially is her holding her belly and without saying "i'm pregnant"; complaining about being sick. things like "oh, that candy on your desk can i have one- i might puke, but i'll try. Finally someone asked her about the sick and she said "didn't you know? i'm pregenat". to which we all offered congrats. But since then, this woman is so up about her pregnancy, it's ad-nauseum. every email is TMI "oh, sorry i was late, i had a doc appt- they drew 5 vials of blood" and every walk is an exagerrated waddle and every conversation is: "gosh, i'm so pregnant" and blaaaah! Does anyone else know or encountered this personality type. i mean, great. your pregnant, congrats. but this relentless pursuit of "look at me" is so annoying. and when the work gets affected and all you hear in return from the boss is: "well, she's protected species now" or "well, she's been really sick with the pregnancy" it pisses me off. this person made a decision to not to protect during sex or to choose get pregnant to keep her man or whatever the "need" was - how does this become the other employees issue and background noise? i find it repulsive. I'm all for pregnancy - but shut up. no one else cares as much as you, sister! Same with menopause... women who exagerrate the syptoms or call them out. WE DONT CARE. sorry for your issue, but do i really need to hear about it constantly? I AM a woman and don't act like that on either topic.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm going to go ahead and guess that this particular women would use any excuse to draw attention to herself. She's just one of those people.

  49. QUESTION:
    PCOS??????????????????????????????????????????????
    Hello, i have been looking up PCOS on the internet and it tells me what it is but i still really don't understand what exactly it is, how it works, what it affects, and who it affects. Can someone please sum it up for me in a simple and understandable way. Thank you so much. =)

    • ANSWER:
      There is no simple way, but i'll try my best.

      PCOS is a endocrine disorder

      Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders affecting approximately 5%-10% of women of reproductive age (12-45 years old). PCOS can present in any age during the reproductive years. Due to its often vague presentation it can take years to reach a diagnosis

      The main features are obesity, anovulation (resulting in irregular menstruation), acne, and excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones. The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly among women. While the causes are unknown, insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity are all strongly correlated with PCOS. Though women without any of these CAN also have PCOS.

      While researchers have not definitively labeled PCOS being passed through genetics, it is believed that there may be a genetic component involved. This is because many women who have the disease also have family members who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is known that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is associated with a hormonal imbalance of androgen's, or male hormones.This imbalance affects nearly every body system, leading to the vast differences in symptoms that women experience. It is also responsible for the problems processing blood sugar that is so typical in women with PCOS. Symptoms typically begin to appear in adolescence and persist through adulthood.

      Some of the syptoms of PCOS are:

      Oligomenorrhea which is infrequent (or, in occasional usage, very light) menstruation. More strictly, it is menstrual periods occurring at intervals of greater than 35 days, with only four to nine periods in a year. This is after regular periods have been established.

      Amenorrhea which is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age (not due to breastfeeding, pregnancy, menopause, or birthcontrol).

      Infertility, generally resulting from chronic anovulation (lack of ovulation)

      Anovulation (no ovulation) or oligovulation (very irregular ovulation): Not ovulating, or releasing a mature egg from the ovary each month. Without ovulation, periods may be irregular or absent. (note, every woman has a few anovulating cycles but this refers to consistent anvoulation).

      Insulin resistance or difficulty regulating blood sugar, is common in PCOS, putting you at risk for type II diabetes, cardiac disease, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome.

      Hirsutism (excessive hair) in those parts of the body where terminal hair does not normally occur or is minimal - for example, a beard or chest hair. This is due to the increase in male hormones.

      Depression

      Ovarian cysts (usually referred to as a string of pearls, a lot of women have cysts, but not in this manner).

      Acanthosis nigricans: Patches of dark, thickened, velvety skin behind the neck, on the thighs, or on the vulva.

      Hair loss (similiar to male pattern baldness) or hair "shedding"

      Skin tags

      Acne

      Because PCOS affects so many other systems, having PCOS puts you at risk for a number of other conditions. If you are not having regular periods, and there is routinely more then 60 days between periods, this puts you at a greater risk for endometrial cancer. Shedding the endometrial lining regularly is necessary to prevent the growth of abnormal cells. In this case, your doctor may give you medication to regulate your cycles, like birth control pills.

      This syndrome is a combination of a number of those factors, including obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise program to help minimize your chances of developing these complications.

      Hope this helps!

  50. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer?
    tell me anything you can! types, genetics? how do you get it? anything and everything! but I need legit facts, not how bad it sucks or anything like that.. thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer is not a single disease - there are several types of breast cancer, and you can find more about them here:
      http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/content.php?page_id=153

      Genetics: hereditary breast cancer is much rarer than many people think. Only 5 -10% of breast cancer cases are due to hereditary factors. Most are random.

      My oncologist was able to assure me that my breast cancer was not hereditary and that other women and girls in my family were not at increased risk.

      You would normally be regarded as at increased risk if a first-degree relative - parent, sibling - had one of the faulty BCRA genes; even if they did, it would not mean you had inherited it and even if you had it would not mean that you would definitely get breast cancer.

      If someone develops breast cancer after the age of 50, it is less likely to be hereditary

      Nobody knows what causes breast cancer; there are certain known risk factors, but no known cause. Those risk factors are:

      Getting older. This is the greatest risk factor - approximately 80% of breast cancers occur in women over 50

      Having children at an older age or not at all. The more children a woman has may also slightly lower her risk. Breast-feeding helps protect against the disease. The longer a woman breast feeds her children, the more she lowers her risk.

      Starting periods at a younger than average age (under 12) or having a late menopause (after 55)
      .
      Taking the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) causes a small increase in risk. However, the risk gradually returns to normal after you stop taking them.

      Being overweight (especially after the menopause).

      Regularly drinking more than 1 unit of alcohol per day slightly increases the risk of breast cancer.

      Having a previous diagnosis of breast cancer increases the risk of developing a new cancer in the other breast.

      These are only risk factors though; ticking one, some or all these boxes does not mean you will get breast cancer, and many people who are diagnosed with breast cancer have none of these risk factors.

      Breast cacer may have no symptoms. Signs and syptoms of possible breast cancer are:

      change in size - one breast may have become noticeably larger or lower

      nipple change - if it becomes inverted (pulled in) or changes its position or shape

      rash - on or around the nipple

      discharge - from one or both nipples

      puckering or dimpling - around nipple

      swelling – in your armpit or around your collarbone (from lymph nodes)

      lump or thickening - that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue - but remember that most breast lumps are not cancerous. Most cancerous breast lumps are not painful, but some are - mine was.

      If you notice any of these changes you should see your doctor.

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