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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I eat healthy and do a lot of exercise but still can't lose weight? How do you know if you have thyroid problems?

Blood tests: Simple blood tests can quickly determine thyroid function. Most weight gain problems are not thyroid related. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have thyroid problems/issues, and ever since i can't get my monthly period. It's been 9 months now due april 5th missed what should I do?

Thyroid imbalance: Can definitely impact your period. Hopefully, you are seeing your pcp or and endocrinologist who is managing your thyroid medicines. Once your thyroid has gotten back in balance, your periods will likely return. If not, see your gyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Yes: A slow functioning thyroid can lower your metabolism making you feel tired, have weight gain and a slower heart beat. Have someone check your levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have thyroid problems but i haven't been placed on any meds. Yet is it possible for me 2 be able to smoke marijuana and have thyroid medication?

I have thyroid problems but i haven't been placed on any meds. Yet is it possible for me 2 be able to smoke marijuana and have thyroid medication?

It is possible: If you have low thyroid hormone levels, it may make you feel depressed, tired, u may gain weight, feel slow, dry skin, increased sleep, etc. Although, using marijuana and taking thyroid medication is possible and there are no serious interactions, but marijuana may make u feel depressed, eat more, sleep more. Marijuana can lead to paranoia and hallucinations. Marijuana is illegal in most states. ...Read more

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Taking B12 shots once a week. Makes me sick.Blood test didn't show thyroid problems.Gained 60lbs in a year.Didn't change diet or exercise. No energy.

Taking B12 shots once a week. Makes me sick.Blood test didn't show thyroid problems.Gained 60lbs in a year.Didn't change diet or exercise. No energy.

Why then?: If the B12 shot is making you sick and has done nothing for me, why keep on getting them? You really need to see an internist soon to find out why you are gaining weight and feeling tired. For example, this may be a sign of underlying depression. ...Read more

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Can you take herbalife with thyroid problems?

Can you take herbalife with thyroid problems?

Yes, but: The herbalife is a waste of your money. It won't help any medical condition you may have, it just spends your money needlessly. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Do get your thyroid treated and regulated properly. That's much more important and helpful than junk like herbalife. ...Read more

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Do teenagers ever get severe thyroid problems?

Thyroid disorders: Certainly! teenagers can be affected by a number of disorders including severe thyroid issues that range from infection, to goiter to cancer. If you think your teenager is having thyroid issues, he/she should be evaluated as the tests for thyroid disorders are quite simple to get and the results are usually available within a few short days, if that. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what thyroid problems can consist of?

Does anyone know what thyroid problems can consist of?

Lots of things : There are a variety of thyroid problems. It would help to know which type of problem you're considering. Please provide more information. Thanks! ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

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


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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more