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What are some of the common causes of irregular periods?

What are some of the common causes of irregular periods?

PCOS, Hormones: Irregular periods can be those that occur too often, too infrequently, are very light or very heavy. They can be caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome, pregnancy, hormone changes, perimenopause, and medications. Other causes include elevated prolactin levels or thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...Read more


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What are the causes of amenorrhea?

What are the causes of amenorrhea?

Pregnancy first !!: Must rule out pregnancy first ! if no menses prior (called primary amenorrhea) abve age 15yrs, then anatomical causes also must be considered (lack of uterus, blood flow blockage, etc). If menses took place prior (called secondary amenorrhea) then hormonal causes such as elevated prolactin, testosterone or low thyroid should be considered. Significant weight loss also possible. Talk with your pcp. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism Cancer of Thyroid ...Read more

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What are the common causes of pcos?

What are the common causes of pcos?

Obesity: The predominent theory as to the cause for pcos is the elevated estrogen levels that occur as a result of obesity. While some women with pcos are not overweight - the vast majority are - and most of them will experience resolution of the pcos simply with weight loss. ...Read more

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What are most common causes of stress?

What are most common causes of stress?

Common Stress: The most common cause of stress are stressful thoughts. When you are in the midst of a stressful thought you are not in the present moment. Instead you are thinking about painful past events or worrying about a future event. Become aware of your thoughts without judging them. See how they cause stress. As we become more aware of a stressful thought the less power they have to cause distress. ...Read more

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What condition causes lack of common sense?

Common sense: If common sense actually existed, no one would be talking about it, and why? because it would truly be common, in the most fundamental sense of the word. Now, having said that, people have radically different minds, and what gets top priority and is perfectly logical to one person may completely flummox another. Not that one form of logic is better or worse that the other; they are just different. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of mastitis?

What are the most common causes of mastitis?

Mastitis: Mastitis in a non-lactating women is not common. It can be cause by normal bacteria, some forms of resistant bacteria or can be a sign of a more serious breast issue. I would strongly encourage you see a surgeon who treats breast condition to confirm that this is a simple infection. ...Read more

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What are common causes of cardiomyopathy?

What are common causes of cardiomyopathy?

Several: One of the most common causes of cardiomyopathy (cm) is atherosclerosis.By blocking or impairing blood flow the heart muscle suffers. Heart attacks can cause permanent scarring and fibrosis. Other causes can be viral or physiologic conditions like pregnancy (peripartum cm).Toxins like excessive alcohol can cause CM (usually reversible if caught early) or chemotherapy agents.Some causes are unknown. ...Read more

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Lack of progesterone causes what?

Lack of progesterone causes what?

Negative Effects : Progesterone can help prevent estrogen from becoming harmful to our health among other protective factors. As a natural balancer, Progesterone helps reduce irritability, weight gain, anxiety, hair loss, low libido, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids, to name a few. If you think you have hormonal imbalance, be sure to check with your doctor to come up with the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of amenorhea?

What are the causes of amenorhea?

Many: Amenorrhea has many causes. Many relate to a deficiency in those hormones from the pituitary gland which stimulate the ovaries (gonadotropins) or an excess of another pituitary hormone, prolactin. This might be from a tumor, a loss of pituitary blood supply, trauma, etc. Or as an aging change (menopause). There are less common local ovarian diseases. ...Read more

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Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian dysfunction?

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Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian dysfunction?

Lack of periods: Amenorrhea refers to the condition of 'lacking menstrual periods'. The causes of amenorrhea can be broadly categorized into either 1. Ovarian/reproductive tract dysfunction (anatomic obstruction, pregnancy, menopause, pcos, androgen excess, or others) or 2. Pituitary/hypothalamic gland problems in brain (high prolactin, athletic amenorrhea, pituitary mass, traumatic injury to brain, etc). ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of erectile difficulties?

What are the most common causes of erectile difficulties?

Poor blood flow: Poor blood flow from smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity are the most common causes in america. Low testosterone is also very common and easily treated after a consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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What are common causes of poor circulation?

What are common causes of poor circulation?

ASVD: Smoking, vasoconstriction, vasoocclusion, hypertension, drugs such as most stimulants, poor cardiac output leading to poor perfusion. ...Read more

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What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

Many...: There are many causes of vaginal dryness. Some of the more common causes are breast-feeding, menopause, allergy and cold medications, douching... Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the common causes of insomnia?

What are the common causes of insomnia?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid cancer?

What are the most common causes of thyroid cancer?

Mostly unknown: The cause of thyroid cancer is not known in most cases. Exposure to x-rays in childhood, and genetic defects are seen in a minority of the cases. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-cancer/ds00492. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of breathing problems?

What're the common causes of breathing problems?

Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of birth injury?

What are the most common causes of birth injury?

LGA babies: Large for gestational age infants are at higeher risk for birth injury, the most common is clavicular fx, which is generally dxed and treated with good results. Related type of injury brachial palsy may not have good prognosis, specially if the brachial nerve has sustained severe injury. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of steatorrhea?

What are the most common causes of steatorrhea?

Steatrrhea: The following l conditions are some of the possible causes of steatorrhea. Fat malabsorption disorder Chronic pancreatitis Small bowel disorder Celiac disease Congenital insufficiency of pancreatic lipase HIV infection Sprue Cystic fibrosis Lactose intolerance Malabsorption of fats in sm ...Read more

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What are common causes of brain cysts?

What are common causes of brain cysts?

Can be infectious: Benign cysts can be congenital. They can come from some infections (parasites) or a cyst can sometimes be from head trauma. ...Read more