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Can Lupus Affect Menstrual Cycles
Yes: The disease, if severe, can disrupt menstrual cycles. (nature's way of saying if your sick, don't get pregnant.) steroids can also causes irregular menses. So you have two causes, the disease and/or treatment. One final point. Thyroiditis (which causes hypothyroidism) and grave's disease disease, which causes high thyroid levels, occur more frequently in sle. They can both causes menstrual probs! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Why do I have a lupus flare during my menstrual cycle most of the time? Also my p.O.T.S symptoms worsen during this time how can I help this?
Inflammation: Lupus and the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle are both known for being states of increased inflammation, so it makes sense that you might have this and notice it during your menstrual cycle. I would speak with your rheumatologist regarding medications that are safe to take to diminish the flare symptoms, as some anti-inflammatories are harmful for kidneys. Best of luck. ...Read more
For some yes: Yes, it can happen and I have seen it in my patients. ...Read more
I have stable lupus.My urine often shows 1+ or moderate blood but no RBC. No my my menstrual cycle. My MD said he'll monitor. Possible causes?
Seen in urgicare for cough/sob-blood work showed WBC 4.2, hgb 10.8, RDW 16, RBC 3.99 those r abnormal; I have lupus, only on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is this concern also just finished menstrual cycle 3 days ago?
I have heavy menstrual cycles but this month I have a very light 1 pink blood but its only when i wipe i don't have to wear a tampon any suggestions?
I have abnormal menstrual cycles, I sometimes miss a month or two. And when I do get it, it last for 2 or 3 days, sometimes 4 maximum.
I haven't ever been for a papsmear test
Reinforced my RX: I had 29 years old, black, moderately obese female, with extremely heavy and irregular bleeding requiring blood transfusions. She had been to many physicians wihtout success. Her thyroid work was normal. I did pelvic US and small calcification in pelvic cavity lead me to do laparoscopy. 1cm dermoid was removed, which had struma ovarii. Cured her. Before thyroidectomy, dermoid should be ruled out ...Read more
Definitely: Being over weight - OR underweight - is one of the most common reasons for irregular menstrual cycles in women. That said, the more over or underweight the woman is the more likely it will cause a problem. Being within 10-15 pounds is probably not going to cause any disruptions. Best wishes. ...Read more
As above : See u obgyn, for evaluation and advise. ...Read more
Is there any truth in the statement that menstrual cycles and seasons have an effect on our moods ?
It can be longtime: Chemotherapy can stop the ovary from making eggs leading to irregular or no menses. This usually lasts for about one year or less.. But some kids take 2-3 years before the periods return. So i would be patient and ask advice from your oncologist who gave you chemotherapy in the first place. ...Read more
Menstrual migraine: Compared to other migraine attacks, menstrual migraines are more severe and last longer, and are more resistant to standard acute and prophylactic management. Associated symptoms of menstrual migraine include depression or irritability, fatigue, bloating and breast tenderness. Rec. see orofacial pain or headache specialist, . ...Read more
Should not cause: That unless you are losing so much blood that you would be so severe anemic and not getting enough blood to the brain which would be extremely rare , you need to be evaluated for other causes of memory loss, please see a neurologist for that and you need to see your gyn to treat the irregular heavy period, no reason to suffer with that. ...Read more
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