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What are peri menopause symptoms?

What are peri menopause symptoms?

Peri menopause: Peri menopausal symptoms can comprise of irregular periods, hot flushes, sweating, vaginal dryness , painful sex, recurrent urine infection, mood change, sleep disturbance and decrease libido . http://patient.info/doctor/menopause-and-its-management ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Which age start menopausal symptoms ?

Which age start menopausal symptoms ?

45-55: A woman usually goes through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 but sometimes it can happen earlier such as early 30s. ...Read more

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29 years old. AMH 1.56 FSH 9.8ul and menopausal symptoms. Could this be peri menopause ?

29 years old.  AMH 1.56 FSH 9.8ul and menopausal symptoms. Could this be peri menopause ?

Normal AMH: Your AMH is normal. To interpret the FSH one needs to know what day of the week it was checked. Day 3 is the normal day to check this. These results do not support the idea that this is menopause causing your symptoms ...Read more

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Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Not usually: Perimenopause symptoms include periods get closer together by 1-2 days and then space apart, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats. Pregnancy symptoms include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and of course a missed period. Some women do not have periods for 2-3 months when they are close to menopause. If you miss a period and you are usually regular, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more

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How early before a period can PMS symptoms start? Can PMS symptoms worsen with age? Emotional & digestive PMS symptoms seem to be worse in my 30s.

How early before a period can PMS symptoms start? Can PMS symptoms worsen with age? Emotional & digestive PMS symptoms seem to be worse in my 30s.

Varies: PMS occurs a few days to a week before your cycle starts as the hormone levels fall to trigger the menstrual cycle. This will vary from person to person. Age can certainly play a factor. Birth control pills are a quick and easy way to balance out this issue. ...Read more

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Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms cause breast cancer?

Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms cause breast cancer?

NO BUT INCREASE RISK: Hormone therapy does not cause breast cancer but it does increase your risk of breast cancer. According to the national nurses health study using hormone replacement therapy for 10-15 yrs increases risk about 20%, if used more than 15 yrs it doubles to around 40%. Talk to your doctor to help you decide how to better manage postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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I experience hot flushes between day10-28& also hormonal acne Doc told low estrogen is the reason,could estrogen replacement therapy improve symptoms?

I experience hot flushes between day10-28& also hormonal acne
Doc told low estrogen is the reason,could estrogen replacement therapy improve symptoms?

Ans: Ypu are 21 years old. Before you do estrogen replacement give a good family history. What was your mothers gynecological history? Then blood work to look at possible endocrine abnormalities. Start there ...Read more

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Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Unlikely: In my clinical experience it is highly unlikely, although individual results might vary. It can't hurt to try for a short while, but don't expect a miracle. Further, be aware the otc 'progesterone creams' rarely contain any actual Progesterone (especially the mexican yam extracts, ) and the amount and bioavailability is pretty unreliable - sorry to say. ...Read more

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What natural cures are there to relive menopause symptoms like moodswings, bloating, confusion, and hot flashes?

Remedies: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>>. ...Read more

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Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

They shouldn't: Hormones, in general, are weight neutral. If you notice increased appetite on hormones, this may lead to weight gain, as you would be more likely to feed your appetite. Also, sometimes people have water weight gain on hormones, but this is not the norm. ...Read more

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Menopause relief from remifemin?

Menopause relief from remifemin?

Hot flashes yes: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best studied commercially available black cohosh remedies. This herbal med is safe for women who want or need to avoid estrogen- such as women who have had an estrogen dependent cancer. ...Read more

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Symptoms: abdominal obesity, palpitations, cold hands/feet, irregular periods, adult acne, reactive hypoglycemia, sugar cravings. Hormone issue?

Symptoms: abdominal obesity, palpitations, cold hands/feet, irregular periods, adult acne, reactive hypoglycemia, sugar cravings. Hormone issue?

I'll bet so: You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can manage the complex of hyperandrogenism, obesity, Insulin resistance, menstrual problems, and hyperandrogenism that is so common today. Equally important -- forgive me, but you know it's true -- you'll be far happier and healthier if you get back to a lifestyle of intense aerobic exercise. Be brave and get better. ...Read more

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48yr old last period 3 months ago.Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?

48yr old last period 3 months ago.Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?

Not necessarily: First, the definition of menopause is cessation of periods for one year straight without other causes. A single estrogen level doesn't mean anything. Especially in the last 5-7 years before menopause, your estrogen level will fluctuate from day to day and may be in the menopausal range one day and normal premenopausal the next. I don't waste the patients time doing levels. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

See below: Usually autoimmune disease will not cause hair growth instead you would have hair loss. On first glance your condition seems suggestive for pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Talk to your doctor to see if they checked you for this. ...Read more

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I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

I have thyroid illness   TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause.  severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly referred to as acne inversa, is a severe inflammatory skin condition manifesting through blackheads and painful red bumps filled with pus that may persist for weeks or even months. This inflammatory skin condition is certainly amongst the most distressing and severe, which many sufferers find difficult to cope with both physically and psychologically. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Most likely not: Hypothyroidism causes hair loss, cold intolerance, loose stools but the skin changes are not that dramatic so the risk of causing acne is likely to be low. I would see an endocrinologist an start taking synthriod to become euthyrid. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms cause breast cancer?

Does hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms cause breast cancer?

Increases risk: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) has been shown to increase one's risk for breast cancer if taken for longer than 5 years. The current recommendation is to take low doses for a limited amount of time and then stop. There are some other non hormonal medications that can be used to help manage menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think i'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la

I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think i'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24)
acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's)
quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la

Thirty : Thirty would be extremely young fo rmenopause. I am glad that you have had testing performed by your physician and endocrinologist. It may be helpful to keep a log of your symptoms and review them with your physician or specialist in the future so that they are aware of all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Possible 2B born with low eggsupply?Since 1st mens 12.5yrs old seldom menses.Have acne, hairgrowth, but normal weight&bloodtests.My mum's menopause=50

Possible 2B born with low eggsupply?Since 1st mens 12.5yrs old seldom menses.Have acne, hairgrowth, but normal weight&bloodtests.My mum's menopause=50

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I'm 50, post-menopause, both ovaries removed, no HRT, and my DHEA is 476. I have hair loss, oily skin, acne. Is my DHEA high? Is this an adrenal issue

I'm 50, post-menopause, both ovaries removed, no HRT, and my DHEA is 476. I have hair loss, oily skin, acne. Is my DHEA high? Is this an adrenal issue

Need more info: Your DHEA is not too much out of the normal. I think you need to see an endocrinologist and have your thyroid function evaluated and have your pituitary checked into. ...Read more

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Is acne a symptom of hypogonadism?

Is acne a symptom of hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism: No. Acne is actually more common with increased testosterone levels, not decreased levels. In females hypogonadism may lead to menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of baby acne?

What are the symptoms of baby acne?

None: The acne doesn't bother the baby at all, and causes no symptoms. Acne in babies looks like acne in teenagers, with little bumps and blackheads. ...Read more

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Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

ACNE RX: It depends on type of acne, inflammatory or non-inflammatory.Dermatologist recommend the combination of retin a (tretinoin) and perzagel or benzoyl peroxide 5 or 10 percent with antibiotic orally. Severe cases needs Accutane rx only the dermatologist can do. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bulimia -- is severe dryness or acne a symptom of bulimia?

Symptoms of bulimia -- is severe dryness or acne a symptom of bulimia?

Not usually: Commonly seen signs in bulimia include a thin build, low heart rate and low blood pressure, fine hair on trunk, swelling in the feet and hands. Purging causes eroded dental enamel from vomiting, scarred/scratched hands from inducing it, esophageal/stomach tears and metabolic problems. Severe dryness and acne are not seen commonly unless there is a coexisting disease process. ...Read more

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Suffered from acne for 4 years and recently symptoms have fluctuated from angry spots to calmer and back again. I'm 19. Any way to stop this for good?

Acne: There are many things that help control your symptoms. From creams, to antibiotics, oral and topical, to oral medicine to decrease symptoms. Nothing completely cures it. Talk to a dermatologist and discuss your options. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?

What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?

Tender red bumps: Patients usually describe they have tender red breakouts or pimples, sensitive skin, stinging, itch, redness on central face such as nose and cheeks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly referred to as acne inversa, is a severe inflammatory skin condition manifesting through blackheads and painful red bumps filled with pus that may persist for weeks or even months. This inflammatory skin condition is certainly amongst the most distressing and severe, which many sufferers find difficult to cope with both physically and psychologically. ...Read more

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Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

Pregnancy & Acne: Pregnancy can trigger acne or make existing adult acne worse. (on the other hand, some women with acne-prone skin report a decrease in breakouts during pregnancy, so you never know.) higher levels of hormones called androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy breakouts because they can prompt the sebaceous glands in your skin to get bigger and boost production of an oily substance. ...Read more

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What do the symptoms of acne rosacea look like?

What do the symptoms of acne rosacea look like?

Redness: General blotchy skin redness, irritation, swelling and scale often accompany the pimples of acne rosacea making for a really frustrating facial skin mess. This is compounded by the fact that people prone to rosacea are also prone to facial seborrheic dermatitis (a scaly red facial rash) and both conditions may be present at the same time. ...Read more

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Are bumps on the upper back common symptoms of acne?

Are bumps on the upper back common symptoms of acne?

They can be: Depending on the size and color of the bumps, they could be acne, cysts, or something else. ...Read more

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My daughter had her back waxed. The back flared up with small acne like symptoms all over the waxed area. Now it is scarred. What should we do now.

My daughter had her back waxed. The back  flared up with small acne like symptoms all over the waxed area. Now it is scarred. What should we do now.

Go to Doctor: There is little we can do here other than to tell you the obvious. She needs to be seen by a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is acne a symptom of hypogonadism hormone problems?

Is acne a symptom of hypogonadism hormone problems?

ACNE: It is common in puberty due to increase in hormones and stress in that age group. ...Read more

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Iam 18dpo cd28 itchy acne not normal what should my symptoms b if iam pregnant?

Iam 18dpo cd28 itchy acne not normal what should my symptoms b if iam pregnant?

A positive test : There is no reason in today's world to wonder if you are pregnant or not. Simply head to the pharmacy and buy a pregnancy test ...Read more

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Does depression cause acne and other physical symptoms?

Does depression cause acne and other physical symptoms?

Yes: Depression is a stress on the body. It can cause fatigue, make aches/pains worse and make one more susceptible to infections/illnesses. It can also make it more difficult to heal or recover from illnesses. Particularly with acne, depression can aggravate it or cause a flare-up. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more