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Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Menopause: Both can be accompanying symptoms of other psychological/physiological symptoms seen commonly in menopause, such as depression/anxiety, irritability, pain, mood changes & poor quality sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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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?

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

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Tired, rapid weight loss, no period in almost 2years .Per dr not menopause, constipated. Feel like never get enough sleep. No energy?

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

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Help I feel like I'm going through menopause at 18. Vaginal dryness, joint pain, heartburn, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, coarse hair, thyroid norm?

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

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Can i be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Can i be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Unlikely: Are you sure you are in menopause as you are only 45 yrs old. If you are for sure in menopause (confirmed by high fsh level in your blood); then you cannot be pregnant. ...Read more

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How long does it take for paromomycin to begin working on my e. Hystoltyca? Can it cause constipation?

How long does it take for paromomycin to begin working on my e. Hystoltyca? Can it cause constipation?

Should help: You may have been having diarrhea and have entomaeba histolytica. Now you are taking a medication to help. You may experience some constipation. As the diarrhea resolves. This is good. You will also notice your appetite return. Stay hydrated and this will help any constipation you experience. ...Read more

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Why does menopause occur?

Why does menopause occur?

Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more

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Am i on the menopause quiz?

Menopause: Is one year without menses due to loss of estrogen production from the ovary. Average age is 52 but sx leading up to this can last 5 yrs. It can range from heavy, irregular bleeding to spacing and gradual loss of menses. Hormonal fluctuations can range from an occasional hot flashes to severe flashes creating insomnia and mood problems. See peimenopause, good luc. ...Read more

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Is 44 to young for menopause?

Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why causes menopause in women?

Why causes menopause in women?

Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55. If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can. Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of menopause?

What are symptoms of menopause?

Age-ist stereotyping: Menopause is the end of periods (for 1 yr) due to decline in functioning of the ovaries over many years. Around then other symptoms may occur due to disease, 'passage of time' or changes in endocrine glands, eg, thyroid. They're not reasons to mock, treat women poorly at home or on the job. Seeing gyn provider is a good start to sort out what is occurring and what to do to improve, maintain health. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of menopause ?

What are symptoms of menopause ?

Multiple symptoms: The main symptom of menopause is absence of menstrual cycle . Although a lot of women experience , hot flashes , night sweats , mood changes and skip menstrual cycles before the periods cease completely. ...Read more

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What can I expect from menopause?

What can I expect from menopause?

Menopause: Menopause can be a difficult time for some women. They may experience depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, forgetfulness and sleep problems. Menopause can also be liberating - no periods - no pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of menopause?

What are the symptoms of menopause?

"Hot Flashes": Hot flashes are the main complaint of menopausal women. This is a flushing sensation usually accompanied by "drenching" sweats and a sensation of "hotness" due to a lack of estrogen. Other symptoms include scant or irregular menses progressing to absence of menses. Vaginal dryness is also a sign of menopause. Libido may change as well. If concerned see your pcp or gynecologist. They can help. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pri menopause?

What are symptoms of pri menopause?

Hot flashes: The most common first symptom of aapproaching menopause is so called flashes or flushing. Warmth which is sudden, often at night, often brought on by stress and frequently experienced at night during sleep. Usually felt over the face, neck and upper torso. Lasts minutes. May be episodic but recur often. Menstrual irregularity typically comes later. ...Read more

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How should I feel during menopause?

Menopause: symptoms of menopause can be mild to severe. Most common is first the absence of a period, followed by hot flashes, sleep and libido changes. Hormones affect all body tissues so many other symptoms can occur ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more