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Period Whole Life
It is the second month that i get only a black discharge and only for two to max 3 days long. No sign of any red blood. I had an irregular period my whole life. But first time i only get it for max 3 days and black. It usually lasts a week and heavy?
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
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Is having a cycle important? I haven't had a decent period in almost my whole life....What can be wrong with me?... I'm 23 yrs old...
You : You need to have a complete gynecological evaluation. I am assuming that you are sure you are not pregnant now; if it is at all possible then take a pregnancy test. It is not normal to not have a normal period by age 23. There may be a hormonal cause that needs an evaluation. If your weight is too high or too low it can affect cycles. Please make an appointment with a gynecologist for a complete examination and evaluation. ...Read more
Rare: If a women never has a period she needs to be examined most of the time we can find out what the problem is and fix it. ...Read more
See below: Half-life means how long it takes for half of the remaining substance to degrade or be cleared from the system. So if you have 1g, then during the 1st half-life, 500 mg is gone. You're left with 500 mg. After the 2nd half-life, 250 mg is gone, leaving 250 mg, and so on. ...Read more
50%: By definition, the 1/2 life of a drug is when 50% of the active drug is eliminated from the body by excretion, metabolism or inactivation. This value is important to allow adjustment of dosage to keep therapeutic levels at the proper level. For instance if a drug is eliminated in the urine, and you have some degree of kidney failure, the 1/2 life is longer so lower the dosage. ...Read more
Hormones: Hello, When we speak of irregular periods, we think of something that happened or did not happen to change the nature of the period. Since this is a hormonal system then taking medicines with hormones, or hormone-producing cysts can influence the period in this manner. Also if there was no ovulation then there won't be the normal hormones present in the normal amounts to have regular periods. ...Read more
I'm 29 and was wondering why a woman's period would go from super heavy her whole life to this month being light and pink instead of dark red?
Hormonal changes: I wouldn't question a good thing, but sometimes a shift in hormones based upon changes in diet/weight/stress/lifestyle can affect the way your uterine lining develops and sheds. Having a lighter period would not be as concerning as missing a period altogether. Keep track of what happens next month with a menstrual calendar. ...Read more
What can cause recurring bouts of costochondritis thru life? This pain came back suddenly yesterday, does so for a period of time, every year or so.
If someone drinks for a short period of their life, let's say 4 years, but never again, will they have to be worried about health consequences? 20 yrs
Yes: It depends on how heavily they drank as well as their health at the time of onset of drinking. Also, if they drank and did something else harmful such as smoking or drugs, plus their genetic make up. I would not lull myself with the idea that short term drinking is acceptable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optimal weight: A very common reason women stop having menstrual cycles is because of body weight, either too high or too low. Maintaining a normal body mass index (bmi) is important for lots of other health reasons, but for some women bmi does impact their menstrual cycle. Other reasons you may have stopped having your period are thyroid problems, stress, some medications- really, a long list. ...Read more
I recently joined a gym. I have never really worked out in my life. And last month i only had my period for about 2 hours. Is that normal?
Increased activity : Can cause lighter periods in general. High level female athletes often have little or now period for years at a time. Typically seen in those with low body fat such as gymnasts and swimmers. If it persists and your workouts are routine and not overly strenuous talk to your pcp or ob/gyn. ...Read more
I have a bleeding condition that ive had my entire life. Lyphocytopenia. Last month I had a period lasting 10 day but this month am late. ?
Why would i start getting my period twice a month? I'm 50, could it have something to do with change in life? I was always mark on with my period ?
You may be correct: At your age, there is a good chance that your theory is correct. But, especially if you're not happy about twice the menstrual annoyance, you might want your doctor or obgyn to check it out and be more certain that there is nothing unusual. The diabetes could be combining with the hormonal changes and is worth checking out too. It's probably fine - but worth looking into. Hoping you're fine! ...Read more