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Periods have become irregular and spotting between periods?

Periods have become irregular and spotting between periods?

Consultation needed: We're going to need to know just a little bit more about your health history before being able to provide you with an answer as to why your periods have become irregular. Thyroid issues? Other symptoms? Pap history? Hormone use? Etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Can you still ovulate with pcos and irregular periods?

Can you still ovulate with pcos and irregular periods?

Still possible: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Diet and exercise can get ovulation back on track. See a GYN though. ...Read more

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Are scanty periods and hypomenorrhea dangerous?

Are scanty periods and  hypomenorrhea dangerous?

No: They're not dangerous but they're not normal eaither. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis, irregular cycles, poor healing wounds, stretch marks since childhood now faded, irreg cycles, cystic acne, hirsutism, is it cushings?

Hyperhidrosis, irregular cycles, poor healing wounds, stretch marks since childhood now faded, irreg cycles, cystic acne, hirsutism, is it cushings?

May be endocrine: Your symptoms are certainly suggestive of a possible endocrine diagnosis even if not cushings. Polycystic ovary syndrome, pcos, could also cause those symptoms. Start with your primary who may be comfortable doing all the evaluation and treatment for pcos and may send you for consult if labs are more suggestive of cushings. ...Read more

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Is their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?

Is their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?

See derm: There are definitely treatments for acne other than birth control pills. A dermatologist has the best and latest information on treatment for acne. Birth control doesn't work for everyone as far as preventing acne. Don't live with it, as there are successful treatments if it's truly bothering you! ...Read more

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24 years old. Normal hormones but have irregular cycles, cystic acne over face/back, hirtuism, cysts on ovaries, insomnia, depression? Cycles 40+ days

24 years old. Normal hormones but have irregular cycles, cystic acne over face/back, hirtuism, cysts on ovaries, insomnia, depression? Cycles 40+ days

Go back to doc...: These are serious symptoms. If hormone panels are normal, it only means your doctor may need to cast the net a little wider in terms of bloodwork including metabolic panels and possible testing for any underlying genetic issues. ...Read more

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Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral work for teenage girls that have pcos and have irregular periods?

Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral work for teenage girls that have pcos and have irregular periods?

Depends: Depends on what you are trying to treat. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will regulate menses but will not have an effect on excessive hair growth or acne. Most women who are not trying to get pregnant will be treated with oral contraceptive pills as it treats more of the pcos symptoms then Provera (medroxyprogesterone) alone. I would recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinologist to go over all the possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Abdominal cramps on and off, delayed menstrual periods and more acne than usual?

Abdominal cramps on and off, delayed menstrual periods and more acne than usual?

See a doctor: This changes definetely needs exploration for further diagnosis could be just normal things. Yet you dont want to miss something that can be taken care of. So i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Would iron pills help irregular periods and often brown discharge?

Would iron pills help irregular periods and often brown discharge?

Depends...: iron pills would only be helpful if you actually have iron deficiency anemia. If you have heavy periods then you may develop iron deficiency anemia. Your doctor can do a blood test to determine of you have iron deficiency anemia so see your doctor for testing if you are concerned. Good luck!!! ...Read more

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Asymmetric breasts and irregular periods, what to do?

Asymmetric breasts and irregular periods, what to do?

GYN eval: Breast asymmetry is not unusual. Your gynecologist can assess from menstrual irregularity. Take care. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and adenomyosis. Periods are irregular. Is withdrawal bleeding good for my body?

I have endometriosis and adenomyosis. Periods are irregular.  Is withdrawal bleeding good for my body?

In some circumstance: Not sure exactly what you mean by "withdrawal bleeding". If you mean that having a menstrual flow by withdrawing the hormones Progesterone and estrogen - yes that is the normal menstrual cycle. A woman with endometriosis however in order to decrease her pain can stay on continuous hormones and thereby not have a withdrawal bleeding and thus avoid the cyclical pain. ...Read more

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PCOS since puberty. Im slim but by time i get more acnes, hair loss, longer absent periods (8 months atm). How to regulate my cycles without OCPs?

PCOS since puberty. Im slim but by time i get more acnes, hair loss, longer absent periods (8 months atm). How to regulate my cycles without OCPs?

Increased Androgens: Slim women with PCOS have ovaries that make more androgens (male type hormones) and ovulate less than other women. In my practice, if a salivary hormone test shows low Progesterone, that can be given to block some of the androgens along with an herbal fenugreek, but every patient is unique. So see a GYN who offers an alternative approach to PCOS management if you want to avoid BC pills. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal dryness and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  vaginal dryness and irregular menstrual periods.

GYN exam-age?: Multiple factors menopause, inadequate foreplay, female hormone or thyroid issues, stress, tension, anxiety, depression ...please consult with your GYN or pCP. ...Read more

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On mirena (levonorgestrel) for 8 months still having cramps w light irregular periods & period migraines is this normal? Started mirena (levonorgestrel) for period control. Thank you

Probably: By 6 months, ~95% of Mirena (levonorgestrel) users have decrease in duration and/or amount of menstrual blood flow; many stop getting their period. However, some women have irregular periods with cramps like you. Menstrual migraines likely related to estrogen decline with period, not mirena (levonorgestrel). Try ibuprofen/naproxen with periods. Dr may try estrogen with periods. If sxs worsen, see your dr to make sure iud in place. ...Read more

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