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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
No, but: Age itself can predispose to gallbladder problems - remember the 4 f's of gallbladder disease : fat, female, fertile, and forty!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Tidwell
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Sometimes, it can also be longer ones as well. Most importantly the periods should spread out. If not, consult your doctor.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Tibolone: The drug can be effective in menopause and should start working almost immediately.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: See your doctor. Blood tests can be performed to diagnose menopause. A history and physical exam may point to other areas of concern. Check FSH, LH ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
43 years experience Gynecology
Yes: The lack of estrogen with menopause causes a number of metabolic changes. These include an elevated total cholesterol, a higher LDL (the bad choleste ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Davies
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Perimenopause can start up to 9 years before your period stops for good. The changing hormones can lead to mood changes (including tearfulness) and a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
You will have: to provide more information as to what a "surge" is. There can be various changes in your body's regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, etc. with p ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arif Patni
27 years experience Family Medicine
Fluttering: Hot flashes are sometimes described as a fluttering feeling, if you do not have any other underlying medical conditions & this was an isolated occ ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
43 years experience Neurology
Aldactone (spironolactone): Aldactone (spironolactone) is a mild diuretic/water pill. It does not cause drowsiness or stimulation. It is better to take it in the morning because ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Taking Depo-Provera results in constant levels of Progesterone which prevents the menstrual cycle and causes an imbalance in the normal estrogen/ Prog ... Read More
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