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How Common Is Pms
Varies with eavh stu: Data varies with definition of the two terms. Over 50% pms 6/12 cycles. Pmdd varies significantly by definition of the dysfunction involved. Thus studies of prevalence have varied significantly. The key issue for most of us who see folks, is about disability. Then how frequent? ...Read more
Not very: More common is what is called post part baby's blues that usually resolves without medication, or only for a short time. Depression during pregnancy usually is only present if present prior to pregnancy and often improves. Of course the situation of an unplanneor undesired pregnancy could lead to depression if not dealt with. ...Read more
Appendicitis: Appendicitis is most common in the 2nd & 3rd decades of life -- especially in 10-19 year olds, males more than females. Actual incidence is 233/100, 000 population. There is a fairly large differential diagnosis, which your doctor will work through first. Most patients with acute appendicitis are treated surgically -- an appendectomy is the gold standard of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3%-5% have symptoms: Raynaud's disease (no cause found) and raynaud's syndrome (caused by another medical condition) are not that rare. An estimated 3% to 5% of the population have raynaud's phenomenon, although symptoms can range from quite mild all the way to severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria infection transmitted by sex and both men and women can contract the infection. In men, they usually experience mild, intermittent burning with urination with possible urethral discharge. Please see your doctor to be tested if you are not certain, and use protection (condoms) to prevent spreading the infection to others until it's been confirmed. Always use condoms. ...Read more
"Low fluid": Oligohydraminos literally means "low fluid, " and corresponds to the amniotic fluid measurement that is performed when a sonogram is done. It may be detected in the second and third trimesters, resulting from many different medical situations and is usually seen in about 10% of pregnancies beyond 41 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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