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I think I am starting to have symptoms of menopause. What should I do?

I think I am starting to have symptoms of menopause. What should I do?

Educate yourself: Learn about the pros and cons of hormone therapy. Schedule an appointment to discuss what you've learned with your Gyn. During early menopause hormones have many benefits. Only you can decide whats best for you. ...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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What to do if i want to know if I am experiencing symptoms of menopause?

What to do if i want to know if I am experiencing symptoms of menopause?

Symptoms: Symptoms of menopause can include hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and fatigue. Emotional symptoms can include mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, panic attacks and difficulty concentrating. There can be vaginal dryness and drop in sex drive. Additional issues can include problems with sleep, loss of hair and problems with memory. This is not a complete list of possible >>. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 21 years old and just diagnosed with fibromyalgia what do you suggest if I am so sick of this pain what options do I have?

What do you suggest if I am 21 years old and just diagnosed with fibromyalgia what do you suggest if I am so sick of this pain what options do I have?

3 major routes: In my experience, 3 major causes of fibro: sensitivities (ex. to foods); toxicities (ex. heavy metals); & the one I treat most-ligamentous injuries &/or hypermobility syndromes (i.e. loose/stretchy ligaments).Testing is fairly simple.Holistic/functional med drs. can do hair & blood tests to learn which foods to avoid; chelation to remove heavy metals; prolotherapy to tighten/strengthen ligaments. ...Read more

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Hi, i am 16 years old and i think i have ocd. I have most of the symptoms but i cant go to the doctor because i am 16. What should i do?

Hi, i am 16 years old and i think i have ocd. I have most of the symptoms but i cant go to the doctor because i am 16. What should i do?

See your doctor: No such thing that you can't see your doctor because you're a minor! Your parents can accompany you, if that's not feasible, call your Pediatrician him/herself who would be willing to help without compromising legalities, get help ...Read more

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How do I know if I could have anxiety? What are the beginning symptoms? I think I had an attack once..

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

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What are symptoms of bipolar disorder and how would i know if I have it? I am a but concerned i might.

What are symptoms of bipolar disorder and how would i know if I have it? I am a but concerned i might.

Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar d/o includes episodes of both depression (sad mood, changes in sleep, energy ; appetite) and mania/hypomania. Mania means times of increased energy, less need for sleep, feeling of racing thoughts ; speech, increased impulsive behavior, sometimes poor judgment, elated or euphoric mood which can progress to irritable. Both phases can become psychotic with delusions and hallucinations too. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I am at risk for cyclothymia. I experience a quite of the symptoms and I worry I might have it. I don't know what to do. ?

I was wondering if I am at risk for cyclothymia.  I experience a quite of the symptoms and I worry I might have it.  I don't know what to do. ?

Cyclothymia: Cyclothymia can be thought of as a low grade version of bipolar disorder. That is to say, cyclothymics do experience similar mood swings, but not to the intensity of those experienced by those suffering from bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation is in order with appropriate mood stabilizing meds as needed and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in mood disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches, heartaches and I am losing weight, what do these symptoms mean i have?

What to do if I have headaches, heartaches and I am losing weight, what do these symptoms mean i have?

See a doctor: It sounds like you are having significant problems. You need a thorough evaluation to help sort out what is causing them. I am sorry things are causing you this much trouble now and i wish you the best. Sorry i can't be more specific here, but there are many possible contributors and a good doctor will sit with you and help sort out what's going on. ...Read more

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I am now 42 years and as you could see I am close to menupause. What should I do to make it late? Should i start taking hormones from now?

I am now 42 years and as you could see I am close to menupause. What should I do to make it late?   Should i start taking hormones from now?

Menopause: Menopause is a natural event. The onset of menopause is determined by a variety of factors including genetics and follicular function/quality. Smoking is associated with earlier menopause. Taking hormones will not delay menopause, but may mask some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I think I am having a reaction to tampons. What are the signs and what should I do?

Tampons: If you are getting either tiching or swelling in the area it is a sign of a reaction. You need to use another brand or avoid entirely. Speak to your ob-gyn about it. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like I have depression?

What to do if I am feeling like I have depression?

Ask for help: If you feel you are suffering from depression, it is important to ask for help. Contact your pcp or a psychiatrist for an evaluation. There are numerous treatment options for depression including medications and therapy. ...Read more

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How do I know that i started having menopause? Am i having a menopause?

How do I know that i started having menopause? Am i having a menopause?

What is going on: Menopause, by definition, is no period for a year. This is different if you have surgery and have your ovaries removed as you are technically menopausal at that time. The average age in the us for menopause is 51, some are earlier and some are later. The most common symptoms are irregular cycles, hot flashes, mood changes, vaginal dryness, skin and hair changes. Blood test can sometimes help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am only in highschool but i think i might have pmdd. What are the main symptoms?

What to do if I am only in highschool but i think i might have pmdd. What are the main symptoms?

PMDD: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) is a more severe form of premenstrual disorder (pms). Pms can have both physical ; emotional symptoms, but pmdd's mood shifts are extreme ; can be disruptive to relationships, school, work, etc. Both syndromes have bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and changes in sleep and eating habits. Pmdd adds more irritability, sadness/hopelessness, moodiness, etc. ...Read more

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What should I know if I am in remission from cancer and I want to get pregnant?

What should I know if I am in remission from cancer and I want to get pregnant?

Make an appointment: Make sure you get in touch with your medical oncologist who can tell you about the risks and benefits of trying to get pregnant. They will provide you the most up-to-date information with conceiving a child. ...Read more

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My periods are not stopping . I am 16. I didn't have any sex. What should I do and i don't want to go to doctor?

My periods are not stopping . I am 16. I didn't have any sex. What should I do and i don't want to go to doctor?

Do not be afraid: You really need to see a gynecologist. Choose a woman who will be very gentle and caring, will not hurt you with her exam, and will find the cause of the problem and correct it effectively. At 16 without being sexually active this can be very frightening, but you will find a friend in the doctors office who will help you get over this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 16 yrs old and i found out that I have phimosis, what should I do?

What do you suggest if I am 16 yrs old and i found out that I have phimosis, what should I do?

Depend ....: For one with long but retractable foreskin with no recurrent infection/inflammation, do nothing but keep up regular topical hygiene as usual. If not retractable and/or with recurrent irritation from infection/inflammation, circumcision is the surest measure to take for long-term care. If still in doubt, see Urologist timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to start birthcontrol but I have hypothyroid?

What do you suggest if i would like to start birthcontrol but I have hypothyroid?

Batshevah: Please always take your thyroid medication and make sure your tests are normal while seeing your endocrinologist on a regular basis. Pick your birth control method as matches your lifestyle. Always monitor weight, BP, thryoid function tests and liver function tests. Report any mood swings. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have symptoms of depression during pregnancy?

What should I do if I have symptoms of depression during pregnancy?

Talk to Someone: Be sure to talk with your physician or other provider about your mood. It may be helpful for you to seek out therapy or counseling. You also want to try to have a good support system in place. Medications are sometimes considered for depression during pregnancy, but usually only in more severe cases. ...Read more

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I believe I might have cfs. I have half of the symptoms and am not sure what to do?

I believe I might have cfs. I have half of the symptoms and am not sure what to do?

Complex Disorder: Talk to your doctor if the fatigue lasts longer than 7-10 days, causes you to limit your daily activities, and does not improve with rest. Do not delay. ...Read more

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