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Constipation And Menopause
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
I am in post menopause since three months ago. Can this be why I'm constipated, bloated, and tired almost all the time or frequently?
Post menopause: What? you are an 18 year-old post menopausal male? Please take the time to ask a proper question if you are expecting a proper response. ...Read more
Tired, rapid weight loss, no period in almost 2years .Per dr not menopause, constipated. Feel like never get enough sleep. No energy?
Many possibilities: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be due to many possibilities. Possible hormonal causes include hyperthyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, pituitary disease, diabetes. However it could also be anxiety, depression, and many other medical disorders. You need further evaluation. ...Read more
L is an ovarion cyst of 1inch in a post -menopausal woman significant when combined with bloating and constipation as an indicator of possible ovarian cancer?
Help I feel like I'm going through menopause at 18. Vaginal dryness, joint pain, heartburn, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, coarse hair, thyroid norm?
FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. Recheck full thyroid panel and thyroid antibodies. ...Read more
Constipation: Women tend to have a wider pelvis and a shorter trunk than men. They also have a more complex hormonal cycle, and give birth. They also experience menopause, which drastically alters their hormone cycle. So their anatomy, physiology predisposes women to have more problems with a redundant, floppy colon, outlet obstruction, and pelvic floor disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Full assessment: Constipation has many contributors. Diet high in simple carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, starches), lack of exercise, and lack of fluid intake are primary reasons, followed closely by medications that dry you out. If you are a woman, menopause can also be a contributor. That being said, adding daily miralax, 17g twice a day with water will help, and follow with an otc mild laxative for a few days. ...Read more
I am post menopausal (57) but have recently been feeling the strained discomfort I used to feel when ovulating. what causes this? is something wrong?
Depression: Depression can mimic the tiredness, change from outgoing to withdrawn personality, and weight changes seen with hypothyroidism. It would not usually cause constipation, dry skin, or having longer, heavier periods seen with hypothyroidism. Menopause can cause swings in mood or energy, but not the the chronic tiredness & apathy sometimes seen with hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Fatigue: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, being cold, constipation, dry skin, loss of outer eyebrow, being puffy and change in cholesterol. Speak with your physician about having your thyroid profile done. I would recommend checking a free T3 as well since this seems to be low in menopausal women in my practice. ...Read more
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