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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Are fibrodenomas common in women in their 30s?

Are fibrodenomas common in women in their 30s?

Let me explain: These are most common in women who are from 15 to 30 years old and in pregnant women. Fibroadenomas occur in 10 percent of all women, but in 20 percent of african-american women. They are much less common in postmenopausal women, unless the women is on estrogen therapy. ...Read more

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Women: thyroid symptoms in what percentage in america?

Women: thyroid symptoms in what percentage in america?

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

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Is IBS common in teens?

Is IBS common in teens?

Yes: But so are other GI diseases (ie ibd) so best to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Is IBS more common in younger people?

Is IBS more common in younger people?

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

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Do people with endometriosis have IBS symptoms outside of menstrual cycle?

Do people with endometriosis have IBS symptoms outside of menstrual cycle?

Idependent: The two diseases are independent of each other, so you can have IBS symptoms any time. They are both effected by stress, especially IBS, so if your endometriosis symptoms are worse, often the IBS is worse also. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Have women in their twenties been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

Have women in their twenties been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

Yes: It is rare but it does happen. Usually it is a different type of cancer than what is seen in mature women. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in infertility in women?

What symptoms are common in infertility in women?

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

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Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Several.: Preterm birth, small babies and preeclampsia are all more common among women with thyroiditis. Seek maternal-fetal medicine care to avoid/minimize such complications and optimally manage your thyroid function throughout pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

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Can gas cause tightenings of uterus in pregnant women?

Can gas cause tightenings of uterus in pregnant women?

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

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Is chlamydia more common in men? Is chlamydia more often found in men instead of women? .

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

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Can women in their thirties have osteopenia?

Can women in their thirties have osteopenia?

Yes: Poor calcium intake, multiple pregnancies, smoking, alcohol intake, and premature ovarian failure may cause osteopenia earlier than usual. ...Read more

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How many women die during childbirth in 2011?

How many women die during childbirth in 2011?

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