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Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you become older?

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

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

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


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Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you get older?

Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you get older?

No: After age 38, ovulation frequency is markedly diminished and those periods without an egg being produced(anovulation) produces fewer cramps and pain. See a gyn md for an evaluation of other possible causes of increasing pain such as endometriosis, . ...Read more

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Is it normal for your period and cramps to get worse as you get older?

Is it normal for your period and cramps to get worse as you get older?

Yes and no: Many women will experience worsening pain with their period. However it usually has un underlying cause. Uterine hyperthrophy, adenomyosis, endometriosis, polyps , fibroids, uterine malposition. See a gyn for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If you have a very heavy period can it seem as if some is coming from the back side as well?

If you have a very heavy period can it seem as if some is coming from the back side as well?

Yes: You should never bleed from your rectum. This is never normal and should be evaluated. However, it is possible to have such heavy bleeding that you can't tell for sure where it is coming from. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it true if you have osteoarthritis in a knee the more you work it the looser or better it will feel?

Is it true if you have  osteoarthritis in a knee the more you work it the looser or better it will feel?

In general yes: As long as you move in moderation movement is actually good for your joints. The rusty wheel that you keep moving doesnt stiffen up... ...Read more

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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).

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

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How is it that a person that is 21 can not have temporal arteritis even if they r feeling symptoms close to that problem?

How is it that a person that is 21 can not have temporal arteritis even if they r feeling symptoms close to that problem?

It is!: Despite your symptoms, temporal arteritis is not just clinical term, but also requires hard data (increased crp, evidence for arteritis by biopsy, or mra). If the basic data are missing, then you don't have it! than god for not having that dx. ...Read more

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If one suffers with bothersome PVCs is it usual for them to increase and get worse when you have a urine infection/the flu?

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

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Is it true that if you have hot flashes during puberty you will get your period really soon?

Is it true that if you have hot flashes during puberty you will get your period really soon?

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

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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?

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

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Will diabetes symptoms get worse until treated or is it possible to have better days?

Will diabetes symptoms get worse until treated or is it possible to have better days?

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

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Is it true that you can become resistant to doxycycline and than acne will come back worse than you started with?

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 more

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Is is possible that when developing diabetes, you'll see some symptoms before others start?

Is is possible that when developing diabetes, you'll see some symptoms before others start?

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 more

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With PAM disease, is it possible to feel better after any initial symptoms before it gets worse?

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

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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?

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?

Yes, usually: Pleuritic pain is what doctors call it and it can indeed come with a pulmonary embolism, but could also be any type of chest pain, or no pain at all. If you think you have a pulmonary embolism, get to the doctor or emergency room right away. ...Read more

Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more