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Period Whole Life
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
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.
Yes, it can come: back and unfortunately you can not do anything about it other than treat it with nsaid. ...Read more
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 more
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
Yes: A stressful time in your life has a myriad of effects in your mind and body. It is advisable to seek help with a support group or with a mental health care provider. ...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. ?
Late: Even people with blood disorders can get pregnant. Check pregnancy test. ...Read more
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
Hi, I just skipped my period this month which is very unlikely and the first time it's ever happened in my life. started developing an intense Odor.
infection....and pregnancy need to be ruled out!
An OTC Pregnancy test is the first "step"
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
All my life my cycle has been 28days, the last 2 months it's been 20days.My period is 5 days late now! could it be changing back to 28day cycle. 23f?
I have just started taking Terbinafine (250 mg a day for 2 weeks). I have read different information about the half-life of the product and that it even stays in your body working a long time (even after the half-life time period). How long does it take f
Terbinafine halflife: Thank you for your question. When used for short-term use (2 weeks), Terbinafine's half-life is defined as 36 hours, therefore it exits the bloodstream after 72 hours. When used for 90 days for nail infection, Terbinafine may be present in the nail plate for much longer, but not the bloodstream. Varying underlying conditions may alter this and assessment by a medical professional is helpful. ...Read more
I haven't had my period for 6 years now iam 20 years old will I be able to have kids later in life?
Need more info: If you haven't had a period for six years, it's possible a - you have no eggs left. B - you have good eggs, but you're not stimulating them with the right hormonal sequence or c - there is a blockage preventing the blood from coming out (although you would expect pain with this last one). With b and c, it's more likely you can have kids. With a, no, unless you use an egg donor. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 34 years old and have been on the sprintec bc since september. I have never in my life missed a period e?
Please: clarify the situation and your question. Can re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more
Have a regular period ds november i had it on the 5 th then soon as it need i had active sex life with my hubby now on the 16 i had a period but?
18yr old female. Woke up 2am feeling VERY sad. But, i am very hopeful and love life! Why suddenly sad then? On third day of period...is it related?
Sad feeling....: You may have just had a dream that you don't even remember that left you "sad" as you woke up from it. If you don't have variations in your emotions , then you are either a computer, robot or an alien. You MUST have times you feel sad in order to also feel happy and glad. Don't dwell on the why, when, where, who .... Sure, it could be hormonally related, but again, what difference does it make? ...Read more
I can't sleep at normal times, my sleeping pattern is messed up. I've had this problem for a young age and its affected my life, very bad period now.
I have take planb 3 times through out my life & the first 2 times i took it my period came next day this time it never did. does it mean it didnt work?
Possibly: No birth control is 100 %, I would suggest you take a pregnancy test now and then two weeks after your regular scheduled period. Please don't use planb as method of birth control. Contraception through an IUD or Implantable device like Nexplanon and condoms for protection from STD are the best method of preventing pregnancy. ...Read more