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Is It True That Your Period Pain And Symptoms Get Worse As You Become Older
Yes and No: The nature of the menstrual period can change with time. For some women the periods will become worse with more cramps, clots, and pain. For others the periods will be better with less cramps, clots, and pain. For women with endometriosis, the tendency is for the menstrual cycles to worsen with time. ...Read more
Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more
Is it poss to become immune to pain? In the sense- if you've a chronic pain that doesn't get better or worse do you still feel same intensity 7mth on?
Little adaptability : Unlike most other sensations, pain adapts very little & sometimes not at all. In fact, in some conditions, excitation of pain fibers becomes progressively greater as pain stimulus continues (hyperalgesia). The importance of the failure of pain to adapt is that it keeps the person aware of an tissue. Humans can adapt or adjust to deal with pain but pain adapts very little if any & sometimes worsens. ...Read more
Is it true if you have osteoarthritis in a knee the more you work it the looser or better it will feel?
Is it possible that my cold symptoms become more severe as i get older? If so, why? It feels that way to me; I have no allergies (already tested).
Ancient: At 34 it is all downhill. Your immune function may begin to fade when you pass the age of 60, but that does not necessarily mean that would make your cold symptoms worse. It is always difficult to remember exactly what the last cold felt like unless you have been keeping detailed records. Relax. ...Read more
How is it that a person that is 21 can not have temporal arteritis even if they r feeling symptoms close to that problem?
If one suffers with bothersome PVCs is it usual for them to increase and get worse when you have a urine infection/the flu?
UTI or respiratory: infections should not cause cardiac arrhythmias to worsen. If you take antibiotics for them, it might interact with your cardiac meds. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if any of your meds interact with one another. ...Read more
Timing of puberty: I do not know your age but there are many pediatric texts which show the various stages of sexual development, characterized as Tanner 1 to 5, along with the usual external signs at different stages. You also ask your Mom when she had her first menses as these things are under genetic control and she gave you half of your genes. If she is not available to you one of her relatives might know. ...Read more
If you have autonomic dysfunction can it effect you not getting better quickly the more I think of this maybe that the reason I'm not feeling good?
P.O.T.S. : 33 yo female bemoans chronic ill feeling, "autonomic dysfunction, syncope & collapse" & might have underlying joint hypermobility (see Brighton Criteria), which can underlie Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and a symptom that can be associated with Fibromyalgia. Mitral valve prolapse needs to be ruled out. Osteopathic & Rheumatologic evaluations might be helpful. ...Read more
It can: Type 1 dm often does go through a couple of ups and downs called a "honeymoon period" which can look like remission. This is before the Insulin cells in the pancreas are totally destroyed. Once that happens you will no longer have remission periods.** type 2 dm can get better with lifestyle changes and weight loss, which can look like a partial remission. **. ...Read more
Are periods supposed to get worse in terms of pain as you get older? My periods have been very painful to the point where I feel weak. Is this normal?
Is it possible to develop symptoms of a disease you think you have but you don't. Even though its all in your head.
Is it true that you can become resistant to doxycycline and than acne will come back worse than you started with?
It's unlikely: since the Doxycycline is NOT BEING USED as an ANTIBIOTIC rather a non-specific ant-acne effect!! It IS true however that resistant organisms might develop and cauuse trouble elsewhere THUS it's a good idea to talk with your DErMATOLOGIST about alternative/complimentary methods to treat your acne! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia. You could have any of them including: unusual thirst, frequent urination, blurry vision, fatigue or feeling more tired than normal for unknown reasons, unusual weight loss, hunger, frequent infections, cuts/bruises that won't heal, recurring gum/bladder/skin infections, numbness or tingling in hands and feet... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare disease!: Here's a lot of info on PAM: http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/p/primary_amebic_meningoencephalitis/intro.htm Read as much as you can and probably you'll discover that you do not have it. In any case, do pursue an examination that will help you know the actual Dx and appropriate Tx so that you can feel better and avoid spreading whatever it might be. I hope it goes well! ...Read more
Is the pain associated with pulmonary embolism a pain that hurts more when you take breathes? Does it gradually get worse or can it come and go?
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