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Ibs In Women
Common: Too much thyroid hormone can produce bone loss & heart irregularities. However, most patients who are low in thyroid are underrecognized. The TSH is a poor screening test for thyroid function. The full thyroid panel is needed to assess optimized thyroid function. More than 50% of patients in my practice are low in thyroid hormone levels past age 40. ...Read more
Generally, yes.: at least 50% of patients with IBS reported having had their first symptoms prior to age 35. The prevalence is 25% lower in patients who were 50 years age or older. This suggests that symptoms in some patients may improve over time. It is also about twice is common in women as in men. Good luck. ...Read more
Can hiatal hernias and hysterectomies be hereditary. A lot of women in my family had both happen to them, but mostly hysterectomies in their late 30s?
Hysterectomy: Hysterectomy is just a surgical procedure. Hernias can be hereditary. Hysterectomies are done due to fibroids, bleeding, pain etc. There are certain genes that can predipose to uterine conditons and ovarian cancer and even colon cancer, all at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 yo female, no family history of colon cancer - bloating ulq, sometimes with pain. No blood in stools, changes in stools from constipation to softer stools. Gas, loss of appetite. Colon cancer?
Missed periods: Speaking literally, there are no symptoms specific to female infertility. Missed, absent, or irregular periods come from irregular or abnormal ovulations, which is the most common cause of female infertility. Pelvic pain, particularly painful intercourse, is often (but not always) suggestive of endometriosis, which caa also be a fertility factor in women. ...Read more
Can constipation cause pressure in the pelvic region for females?...almost a feeling of "fullness" 19 year old, negative for UTI, urine urgency
Not really: Some pregnant patients will mistake gas pain for contractions but gas would not actually trigger contractions. From your previous questions I remember that you have a short cervix, a cerclage and are at risk for preterm labor. If you think you might be contracting you need to be evaluated on labor and delivery now. ...Read more
Chlamydia , women!: There is a higher rate of infection in single females than males! chlamydia is found in 25-28% of single females, and is two-three percent lower in males. This is a national tragedy, because of long term consequences! treatment is simple, but partner's must be simultaneously treated. Best advice; fewer sexual partners: know your partner; and always have the male wear a condom. ...Read more
12.7 per 100000: The latest data i could find was from 2007 when 12.7 maternal deaths occurred for every 100, 000 live births. That amounts to about 568 mothers that year. The lowest rate before 2007 was in 1987 when it was 6.6 deaths per 100, 000 live births. In 1950 it was 83.3 deaths per 100, 000 live births. ...Read more