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Phantom Periods Related To Menopause
No: No, it does not affect your cycles. Many conditions cause irregular periods - commonly polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), also underactive thyroid, excess prolactin hormone, aging of the ovary (diminished ovarian reserve), or low hormone levels (hypogonadism) from exercise, eating disorders, etc. These conditions prevent you from ovulating regularly. See a reproductive endocrinologist for testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: I'm not aware of a direct association with either but both can cause either excess bleeding, pain or both, leading to a low vascular volume or over production of a hormone called prostaglandin which can cause nausea, diarrhea, and again secondary dizziness. Something else to consider, atypical migraines. These may cause neurological symptoms without a headache & occur with your cycle. ...Read more
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. Ask to be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome as this is the most common cause. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rising, then falling: Estrogen levels first rise at the time of menarche, which is the time of the first menstrual flow, about age 11-13 for most girls. Estrogen is the principle female hormone that causes breast development and helps prepare for pregnancy. Regular menstrual cycles then occur until age 52 or so, when estrogen levels fall and menopause occurs, the cessation of menstrual periods. ...Read more
Mental disease: After ruling out any mental/psychiatric condition, thyroid disease can lead to feeling of 'hyper-emotional'. You should consult your mental specialist to rule out mental conditions since they are very common in your age group and for people with too much stress in their life. Depression can have similar symptoms at the begining and all those are related to chemical hormonal imbalances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?
It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hormonal fluctuations be causing my migraines? Is it possible for monthly fluctuations in hormones to cause migraines?
Yes and no: Your periods are controlled by mechanisms in the lower brain that gives you a 28 day cycle via hormone messengers. Migraines are caused by loss of efficient control through the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Commonest cause is poor diet, especially all the sweet sugary stuff. Beat the chocolate (maybe salt also) craving pre period and see to your diet. ...Read more
Heavy periods, bleeding between periods, dull cramping everyday, low back pain. Could it be Ovarian Cancer ? Symptoms not normal for me
Discuss with doctor: There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of estrogen dominance/low progesterone? I am 44 possibly perimenopause. Spotting btw periods/clotty periods. Tsh & pap normal.
See below: In women struggling through peri-menopausal transition, cycles where you do not ovulate are common. This is similar to being stuck in the first half of your cycle where estrogen is the dominant hormone. This can be balanced by either taking birth control pills, or using Progesterone (provera (medroxyprogesterone) for example) during the latter half of each cycle. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Perimenopause: Phantom periods are not a recognized diagnosis as far as I know. It is a phrase coined by life-style sites such as Dr. Oz. What you may be describing are the symptoms of perimenopause. The symptoms are too many to name in 400 characters. Here is a good link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/perimenopause/basics/symptoms/con-20029473 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In peri menopause skipped period for two months now got it and it’s much heavier is that a problem ?
Do you have a gyneco: Periods become erratic during perimenopause. Most often they will diminish in amount of blood loss but sometimes periods become excessive. This can lead to weakness due to blood loss if it continues for more than 4-6 month time. Blood loss leads to anemia(low hemoglobin). This can be corrected with iron supplements. Hystrectomy is required if the heavy blood loss continues. ...Read more
The normal female starts menopause in her 50's. Can you tell me at what age the tested/researched women periods started?
I'm 48 years old and i've been experiencing that my period s are slowing down..Does that mean i'm going to through menopause?
The opposite: Most patients who start their periods earlier go through menopause later, and those who start later(after age 12) usually end in their 40's. Also, check the age of your mother's menopause, if she did not have surgery(hysterectomy) and you will have a rough idea about your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Menopause is a process that takes several years. It is manifest by irregularity of periods regarding frequency, amount, & duration. What you are experiencing is variability in they frequency of your periods. You may have a period monthly or you may skip several months & then have another period. This may go on for several years until they eventually stop altogether. Look for hot flashes & sweats. ...Read more
See below: For your own peace of mind, please make an appointment with your primary doctor or obgyn. You need to find out what's happening and it can only be done by face-to-face encounter. Good luck! ...Read more
Variable menopause: Menopause occurs at variable ages from 43 to 55 normally. If you are still having regular periods then unfortunately, menopause has not yet occurred. If you are skipping periods, a GYN MD can do a FSH blood test and determine if you are close to that "magical" period cessation time. Genetically, some women have a later menopause then others. ...Read more
Could be pregnancy: Many things, including pregnancy, can cause a missed period, although pregnancy isn't common at your age. Keep track of your periods, use birth control if you're sexually active, and know that the definition of menopause is one full year without a period. You should talk with your doctor about the menopausal transition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibroid growth: Fibroids typically stop growing in menopause and often shrink somewhat. If there seems to be enlargement, then you should be checked by a gyn specialist and have endovaginal ultrasound. Sometimes increase size is not real and appears so just because of different technique in measuring. ...Read more
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