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Could fertility problems cause depression?

Could fertility problems cause depression?

Possibly: Couples struggling to conceive are under tremendous amounts of stress - similar to the levels experienced when a loved one dies. Infertility, however, is even less understood than death and most people do not know how to help you or what to say to be supportive. Get some help at www.Resolve.Org, and our message board at www.Sbivf.Com. Most infertile people will be successful if they get help. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Yes: If your thyroid activity is already low, you have increased risk of miscarriage. Also, it's important to remember that if you are already on thyroid supplementation, once you get pregnant, you might need to be retested and have your dose adjusted higher. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause vision problems?

Could anxiety cause vision problems?

Yes: Anxiety can cause a range of disturbances in vision, including blurriness, tunnel vision, eye strain, and other problems. Some of the symptoms may be due to surges in adrenaline that accompany anxiety. The vision problems are not serious in themselves, but definitely see a mental health professional and get treatment for your anxiety, which should include psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can Accutane cause psychological issues?

Can Accutane cause psychological issues?

Side effects: Accutane's side effects can include mood swings including depressed moods, psychotic symptoms, or rarely increased suicidal thinking or acts. If you are having these symptoms after being placed on accutane, definitely let your doctor know and if they are serious or you immediately worried get help right away. Many benefit from the medication but those side effects are serious. ...Read more

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What could cause migraines, severe digestive problems and psychiatric problems?

What could cause migraines, severe digestive problems and psychiatric problems?

Depends: It sounds like you are looking for a single cause for these problems. It may be several problems that occur at the same time rather than one disorder. That being said, migraine and digestive symptoms are sometimes a result of emotional problems. Since you do not give details, I cannot answer specifically. Please reask the question with more detail. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues cause a miscarriage?

Can thyroid issues cause a miscarriage?

Yes: Thyroid hormones are very important for pregnancy and could cause problems if severely dysfunctional. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause balance problem?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Could anxiety cause balance problem?

Anxiety: Possible, if accompanied by other anxiety symptoms & u have no medical problems to attribute to the balance problem. ...Read more

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Can liver problems affect fertility and cause miscarriage?

Can liver problems affect fertility and cause miscarriage?

Yes: The liver is necessary for metabolism of hormones and if the disease is severe enough it does cause problems with pregnancy and fertility. Mild disease is less of a problem. Active hepatitis also can infect the fetus and cause problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can chronic stress/anxiety cause neurological problems?

Can chronic stress/anxiety cause neurological problems?

Possible: It probably depends on what type of neurological damage you're referring to. However, chronic stress can cause a host of physical problems, including neurological. Chronic stress causes the release of cortisol which can damage the heart for example. Stress can also weaken the immune system which can lead shingles. Psychologists and the internet can suggest ways to lower stress. ...Read more

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Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Anxiety: Yes, it is possible. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety and hypothyroidism can cause depression. However, the thyroid pathology would need to be significant for such symptoms. I recommend consulting your doctor about your concerns and possible serologic work up for any evidence of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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What could be causing constipation, depression, skin problems, headaches, memory problems?

What could be causing constipation, depression, skin problems, headaches, memory problems?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Could medications and mental disorders cause tooth problems?

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Could medications and mental disorders cause tooth problems?

Of course: Patients mental disorders have increased risks of dental disease due to fear, costs, habits, life-style choices, distrust of dentists, negative past experiences or stigma felt at a dentist visit. Medications can cause gum problems, teeth clenching and tooth decay. ...Read more

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Can migraines cause emotional problems?

Can migraines cause emotional problems?

Not exactly.: Some individuals will experience transient depression or mood changes as part of their migraine premonitory symptoms—however it is not thought that migraines cause psychiatirc conditions. Rather it is believed that a common biology related to shared genetic susceptibility leads to the increased comorbidity ( depression and migraine tend to co-occur). ...Read more

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Does thyroid cause anger problems?

Does thyroid cause anger problems?

Weak link: If hyperthyroid, before controlled, maybe poor patience and frustration tolerance, but no "free pass." if hypothyroid, then no. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause bladder problems?

Sometimes: Increased urinary frequency and incontinence can sometimes occur people who are very anxious (especially if there anxiety focuses on urination). However, it is important to have medical causes ruled in or rule out before considering anxiety as the cause. ...Read more

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Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Usually not directly: --but indirectly due 2 pain experienced during sex can cause things 2 go south. Also some people R very sensitive 2 muscle relaxants & pain medication. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause problem having sexuality?

Can menopause cause problem having sexuality?

Variable: Some women have decreased desire for sex; others have an increase. Some have decreased vaginal lubrication, which can be corrected with external lubricants. Most women continue to have sex without difficulty. ...Read more

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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more