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Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Diabetes: Hi. That would be diabetes until proven otherwise. It's easy to test for. If you're diabetic and not overweight/obese, it's more likely type 1; if it's diabetes and you are overweight/obese, it's more likely type 2. Please don't ignore this. See your doc and get tested. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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HadUnprotectedSex no I'm craving sweets, increased appetite fatigue on & off nauseous could I be pregnant sometimes bloated period isn't due yet?

HadUnprotectedSex no I'm craving sweets, increased appetite fatigue on & off nauseous could I be pregnant sometimes bloated period isn't due yet?

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Emotional increased appetite mood swings fatigued for 3wks.My last period was 2 days,stopped on 3rd and 4 day was a large rush of blood am I Pregnant?

Emotional increased appetite mood swings fatigued for 3wks.My last period was 2 days,stopped on 3rd and 4 day was a large rush of blood am I Pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A home pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after getting a weird period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had my period twice last month and for about a week now I have been feeling fatigued, increased appetite and libido, nausea bloating. Pregnant?

I have had my period twice last month and for about a week now I have been feeling fatigued, increased appetite and libido, nausea bloating. Pregnant?

See below: How over-the counter pregnancy test? If still have questions and concerns, contact your primary care doctor or obgyn? These steps probably will bring you some peace of mind. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is increased appetite a symptom of? Not pregnant and just finishing period. Also very fatigued lately. All answers are appreciated. Thanks

What is increased appetite a symptom of? Not pregnant and just finishing period. Also very fatigued lately. All  answers are appreciated. Thanks

Get checked for: Thyroid condition, diabetes, stress, sleep deprivation etc.Take care and god bless u! http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003134.htm. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/weakness-and-fatigue-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Started levothyroxine 50 mcg approx 3 weeks ago. So far no change in energy level /muscle fatigue but have increased appetite and return of my menses. These two are good signs it is working, correct?

Started levothyroxine 50 mcg approx 3 weeks ago. So far no change in energy level /muscle fatigue but have increased appetite and return of my menses. These two are good signs it is working, correct?

Good signs: Yes, appetite and return of menses are good signs that a benefit of medication is occurring. However, a blood draw and result review is essential to complete and monitor your progress. The tsh/thyroid stimulating hormone level goal is around 1.0. Okay to ask your doc what your level is and how long to get there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am i experiencing lower back pain 2 days after my menstrual cycle? My period was also lighter than normal. And started of as a dark brown flow

Why am i experiencing lower back pain 2 days after my menstrual cycle? My period was also lighter than normal. And started of as a dark brown flow

Referred pain: At your age, and from your symptoms, the pain is probably related to your period. The body refers the pain from an internal organ to the musculoskeletal system. Just like when a heart attack victim has arm or jaw pain. If it persists, talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more