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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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How long could chemo affect menstrual cycles in teens?

How long could chemo affect menstrual cycles in teens?

It can be longtime: Chemotherapy can stop the ovary from making eggs leading to irregular or no menses. This usually lasts for about one year or less.. But some kids take 2-3 years before the periods return. So i would be patient and ask advice from your oncologist who gave you chemotherapy in the first place. ...Read more

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Curious as to how malnutrition can affect menstrual period?

Curious as to how malnutrition can affect menstrual period?

Malnutrition: Usually you need at least 17% body fat to have a period. The ovaries need to be able to secrete estrogen. The estrogen eventually stimulates growth of the endometrium (uterine lining) which is eventually shed. ...Read more

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How does meth affect your menstrual cycle?

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Shouldn't: It shouldn't affect your menstrual cycle. However, your menstrual cycle should be the least of your worries if you are using meth. ...Read more

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Can mono affect your menstrual cycle?

Can mono affect your menstrual cycle?

Yes it can: Virtually al type of infections have the potential to "mess-up" your cycle, but often minor/short-lived occurence. Mild mono is not likely to do that, similar to the common cold you get, but significant mono/or any illness can throw your cycle off. Many medications do so as well. Rapid wt loss/gain, extrenuous/prolonged exercise can do so as well. Consult doc if persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis affect my menstrual cycle?

Can trichomoniasis affect my menstrual cycle?

Not at all: The parasite that causes trichomoniasis will not have any control of the menstrual cycle. Your cycle is controlled by hormones in your ovaries and brain. Menstrual blood can make the odor of trichomoniasis worse and more intense. ...Read more

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Can ampicillin affect your menstrual cycle?

Can ampicillin affect your menstrual cycle?

Not : The hormones regulating your cycle are not affected by antibiotics.... ...Read more

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Can HIV affect the menstrual cycle?

Can HIV affect the menstrual cycle?

Depends: In early stages HIV infection is likely to be asymptomatic. If the person loses a lot of weight then menses may cease. ...Read more

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Can hemophilia affect the menstrual cycle?

Can hemophilia affect the menstrual cycle?

Bleeding problems: You may have prolonged bleeding if you are a hemophiliac. It is not as if the underlying disease itself would alter the cycle, but with any bleeding disorder, you are going to experience bleeding alterations. ...Read more

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What can affect my menstrual cycle?

Many things: Pregnancy, weight change, stress, fibroids, cysts, endometiosis, abnormal hormones, other medicines u are on, other medcial conditions you may have, birth control, this ? Is way too generalized if u are worried about your cycle see your gyn or a freinds gyn if u do not have one for a workup. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants alter your menstural cycle?

Can antidepressants alter your menstural cycle?

Perhaps - not often: Menstrual cycle alterations have been reported with antidepressants, but infrequently. For instance, bupropion lists menstrual complaints in 5% of patients in clinical studies as opposed to 1% of patients who received placebo. Alterations have also been reported infrequently with serotonin reuptake inhibitors. ...Read more

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Can altitude change affect menstrual cycle?

Can altitude change affect menstrual cycle?

Space, yes: In space travel, periods are affected as well as flight attendants who regularly fly east and west international routes. ...Read more

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How can stress affect a woman's period?

How can stress affect a woman's period?

Stress and periods: A woman's reproductive system is quite sensitive to many things. During specific times of stress a woman may not ovulate normally, and that will lead to missing or irregular periods. Stress may increase the discomfort a woman has with her periods in some cases. At age 40, a significant change in your periods could also indicate approaching menopause. ...Read more

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Do the hormone changes duringmenstrual cycles affect people with bipolar disorder more?

Do the hormone changes duringmenstrual cycles affect people with bipolar disorder more?

Not Usually: Some women with bipolar disorder can have increased difficulties associated with their menstrual cycles, but this does not occur the large majority of the time. ...Read more

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How can bulimia affect pregnancy?

How can bulimia affect pregnancy?

Yes: Any eating disorder can affect pregnany if the mother is not receiving enough nutrients to support herself and her developing baby. Poor weight gain in pregnany is associated with low birth weight infants, and preterm delivery. The vomiting associated with bulimia can cause electrolyte distrubances and certainly increased discomfort during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can hormones affect sleep patterns?

How can hormones affect sleep patterns?

Many different: Hormone abnormalities can affect sleep patterns, particularly thyroid. There are, however, much more common mental and physical abnormalities that can cause abnormal sleep patterns. ...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