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Low Thyroid With Atrophic Vaginitis
Just got a clean bill of health from my doctor :) but he said I need to take precautions to avoid getting atrophic vaginitis. What can I do?
Is atrophic vaginitis discharge usually white? Can it come and go or is it continuous? Will a vag moist get rid of it or do you have to use estrogen?
Vaginal estrogen: This can effect her in several ways. Atrophic vagina is caused by lack of estrogen stimulation of the walls of the vagina. This leads to thinning of the walls, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse ("feels like sadpaper" and decreased diameter of the vagina. Without estrogen replacement vaginally as well regular vaginal penetration, the vagina will eventually become so small to inhibit sex. ...Read more
Been to emergency room 4 times over the past year for atrophic vaginitis. Now, noticed pea size mass at seven o'clock on entrance to vagina.
Atrophic vaginitis: An er is not a good place to be getting care for your condition. You should make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more
Not very: Atrophic vaginitis typically presents after menopause. While menopause can occur any time after the age of 40, most women will not experience menopause (or atrophic vaginitis) until after the age of 50 or 52. When it does occur, it is quite treatable with estrogen replacement. ...Read more
Yes and no: Atrophic vaginitis is, basically, a lack of estrogen to the vaginal lining or epithelium. And lack of estrogen means your ovaries aren't producing enough estrogen. If you are having regular menstrual cycles, then your ovaries are still functioning. I'm assuming a doctor told you this? If that's the case, then local estrogen to the vagina is a simple solution. Hope that helped answer question! ...Read more
Atrophic vaginitis: Atrophic vaginitis may be accompanied by some discharge (not usually assocated with odor or much itching, as seen with infection). The hallmark is vaginal dryness and painful coitus associated with menopause. The best management is estrogen, administered topically or systemically. Lubricants and moisturizers made for vaginal use are also available without prescription. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: When the estrogen is given directly into the vagina (as a cream, tablet or ring) then it is quite rapid the turnaround in symptoms. The actual vagina skin does not make its full recovery until around 2 wks of use. Using oral estrogen sometimes takes a long time, much longer by weeks even months to rebuild the vaginal tissue. ...Read more
I have atrophic vaginitis + noctiuria. GP prescribed urinanalysis re latter. It showed WBC 1k, RBC 3k + Citrobacter. After 5 days Augmentin + 5 days wait, new analysis shows 40k WBC, 34k RBC. Was test too soon or error? Shd I see gyneco? Urologist?
Urologist.: You might also have structural defects that can predispose you to uti. ...Read more
Can you get Vaginitis again after a course of antibiotics to treat it? Also found a lump back of neck think a gland.
Yes and yes: Vaginitis is one of the many vulnerabilities of the female system. It can become infected repeatedly, depending on lifestyle activities and exposures. It is less common but possible among women who are not sexually active. Lumps on the neck are often lymph nodes. Your doc can confirm it. ...Read more
I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.
Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more
If T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are low and TSH is high; then you have hypothyroidism.
Thyroid replacement therapy will be needed for the rest of your life.
Normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4 levels support normal weight.
Synthroid is long acting t4
cytomel is short acting t3
dessicated thyroid is a natural blend of both. This is the least expensive treatment. ...Read more
Thyroid hormone: The only way to treat a child with hypothyroidism is to replace the thyroid hormone which is lacking. Levothyroxine is very safe and is used in newborn babies who are born without functioning thyroid glands, too. Growth is dependent on getting the right amount of thyroid hormone. Brain development is dependent on getting the right amount of thyroid hormone particularly in children 2 and under. ...Read more
Unless it is part of certain rarely seen syndromes. ..
Pancreatitis is certainly not a safe condition, with unpredictable outcome [both short and long term] 'different' in/for each individual. ..Nothing should be taken lightly about pancreatitis.
But, there is no direct link between pancreatitis and thyroid disease;on the other hand, hypothyroidism can contribute to pancreas problems. ...Read more
Yes it can: That certainly can be a cause consult your doctor if you wish to become pregnant. ...Read more
You may feel anemic because of the low thyroid. If you're sure of the diagnosis ask your dr for a complete blood count. If yourenot sure you want tests: tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4. Dr will interpret. If low treat with thyroid hormone medication. If anemic there can be many reasons and this should be addressed.
Good luck. ...Read more
Thyroid hormone: Hi. If you are hypothyroid (i.e., elevated TSH and low normal or low free T4, except in rare cases of pituitary hypothyroidism), the ONLY thing that works is thyroid hormone replacement! Nothing is more "natural" than levothyroxine...it's atom-for-atom identical to the l-thyroxine the healthy thyroid gland synthesizes and secretes. The l-thyroxine dose is adjusted until your TSH is normal. ...Read more
Side has thyroid problems. What else could cause low thyroid and hormonal imbalances besides thrush?
My husband had low thyroid a year ago has now improved but WBC is low and neck glands keep swell ing?
Check it out: May need more extensive thyroid testin, or may be u related to thyroid. See your doc. ...Read more