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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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I'm 41 yrs old & my periods for the past 2 months are very light spotting. This month is the same but with a large blood clot. Is this perimenopause?

I'm 41 yrs old & my periods for the past 2 months are very light spotting. This month is the same but with a large blood clot.  Is this perimenopause?

Unlikely: The average age of menopause is 51, so 41 would be very early to go through menopause. Hormones can wax and wane in the 40's though, and it's possible you're just experiencing some hormonal swings. Definition of menopause is no period for a year. Your having then, just lighter. Cannot explain blood clot but could also relate to hormones. See a gynecologist to discuss and possible ultrasound. ...Read more

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I missed my menstrual in august. Then i got it in september, october, and november. I missed december and this month i have had light spotting.

I missed my menstrual in august. Then i got it in september, october, and november. I missed december and this month i have had light spotting.

Missed periods: First and foremost take a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. If negative time to visit your OB / GYN for an appointment. Maybe time to initiate medical treatment to regulate your periods. ...Read more

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I had spotting in between my menstrual cycles. The spotting lasted 3 days. Should it be considered as another menstrual cycle?

I had spotting in between my menstrual cycles.  The spotting lasted 3 days. Should it be considered as another menstrual cycle?

No. need evaluation.: Spotting is not considered another menstrual cycle. It should be evaluated however by your gynecologist as it may be related to either hormonal abnormalities or a problem within the uterus. It should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Hello My last actual menstrual cycle was on 5/20/16. I missed it on 6/20/16.On 7/4/16 I started spotting but only in the mornings?

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My last actual menstrual cycle was on 5/20/16. I missed it on 6/20/16.On 7/4/16 I started spotting but only in the mornings?

Some thoughts...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A urine preg. test is very accurate at 3 weeks after sex, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycles are usually 7 days and very heavy. Last month it was only heavy 2 days and spotting for a few more days. Had sex. Any ideas?

My menstrual cycles are usually 7 days and very heavy. Last month it was only heavy 2 days and spotting for a few more days. Had sex. Any ideas?

Period: It sounds like you are experiencing a normal variation in your periods. It does not sound like there is anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Light spotting when im expecting my cycle or a week after it is over. It only last for an hour but it comes with regular menstrual pain what is this?

Light spotting when im expecting my cycle or a week after it is over. It only last for an hour but it comes with regular  menstrual pain what is this?

Endometriosis: The most common cause of soptting before or after the period, that is accompanied by pain, is endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium, the tissue that makes up the lining of the uterus, gets into the pelvis and implants. Other causes of spotting around your period can be hormonal or polyps in the cervix or uterus. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more