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How Could I Know If I Had A Bleeding Disorder
Excessive bleeding: Often bleeding disorders are not recognized in women until they experience childbirth. Women may have a postpartum hemorrhage, prompting a work-up. Teenagers with heavy periods who become anemic also merit a work-up. In general, a bleeding disorder should be considered in anyone with excessive bleeding, such as bleeding that does not stop promptly after a minor laceration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding: Spontaneous bleeding, like nosebleeds or heavy menstruation for women, can be an early clue. Many patients are only discovered when they have significant bleeding during surgery. Finally, sometimes bleeding problems are diagnosed due to abnormal blood tests on routine or preop testing. ...Read more
Blood tests: Common bleeding disorders can be diagnosed with a panel of blood tests checking platelets, prothrombin time, and partial thromboplastin time. There are also genetic problems, like hemophilia which cause a deficiency of certain clotting factors. If you have a bleeding tendency in your family, get checked. ...Read more
Maybe: Brain hemorrhages have multiple causes but usually have a significant headache associated with them. There can also be neurological deficits like weakness or tingling. If you have any thoughts that a hemorrhage is possible, you should seek medical attention for evaluation immediately! ...Read more
Cramping & bleeding: Bleeding and cramping in the first trimester are the most common warning signs of a miscarriage. Spotting and some cramping can be normal in the first trimester as the pregnancy implants, but if the bleeding becomes bright red or cramps persist you should have an ultrasound to check the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Eating disorders really vary a lot. You are smart to address it directly. If you are worried that you have an eating disorder, get some personalized attention for it. Talk to a licensed therapist about it. If this is the tip of the iceberg it is best to start dealing with it now. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: You will not know if there is a slow, mild bleed. A persistent slow bleed may cause anemia. A large bleed will produce bloody stool, fainting, weakness and pallor. If you have any doubt do a fecal occult blood test, better yet, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
How do I know if I could have anxiety? What are the beginning symptoms? I think I had an attack once..
Anxiety: Common symptoms: chronic worry for no apparent reason, overwhelming fear of a stimulus or situation, agitation, nervousness, or thoughts of dread accompanied by physical symptoms (sweating, high heart rate, flushing, panic). Important to determine if symptoms affect functioning in multiple domains (school, social activities, etc). Be sure to discuss with parent or family, as well as your doctor. ...Read more
Won't stay in place: A well fitted pessary holds everything in place, doesn't fall out, and doesn't hurt or interfere with bladder and bowel function. It will feel "like normal" when it's in, the same way a tampon or contraceptive diaphragm is imperceptible when it's in properly. Pessaries work for uterine prolapse, cystocele (dropped bladder), rectocele and enterocele. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know your age.: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the US. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair & white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more
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