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Red, raised, rash on arms and legs, allergic raction from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?
Reaction to Depo: Can happen, usually due to the carrier the progestin is in, but could also be the progestin itself. Unfortunately, once you get the shot, you are along for the ride. Allergy treatment is about the best you can do, usually using an anti-histamine. A natural approach is quercitin, a natural antihistamine found in the skin of red apples. ...Read more
Raynauds, chronic swelling-hands & feet, joint pain & grinding, gerd, spider veins 3+yrs. Now skin hardening dr. Took biopsy & ana- is it scleroderma?
INDEED A : A possibility. Please be in the care of a rheumatologist. This is not a joke of a diagnosis. You should be tested immediately for scl-70 antibody also called topoisomerase i. If positive two options are possible systemic scleroderma and systemic le. Do not delay and good luck to you! ...Read more
See your doctor : If you are having post menopausal bleeding it is important you see your PCP or Ginecologist to perform a pelvic exam, you may need an ultrasound, and other tests. The bleed may be from hormone imbalance to even a cancer hence why you need to have a full medical evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PCOS, abnormal bleeding, unpredictable periods, and now brownish orangish discharge, hot flashes? Only 31 yrs old. What is happening?
Facial skin condition since age3- comes & goes.Red, hot, itchy, painful, bubbly, prominent, eventually scabby, disappears 2-3wks.What is it?Doctors stumped!
Plplease see: Please see dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably one of the many photodermatoses. ...Read more
Six yrs in menopause....Have had chronic sinusitus headaches nasal swelling . Can menopause spur this on?
56 yrs. old. Just had fibroids removed 3 wks ago, am still having red spotting, is this normal? On Provera (medroxyprogesterone) & estrogen patch.05mg
How long for healing?
Call your surgeon: You need to talk to your surgeon and get definite answers. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had late period 3 months late, DHEA-S 599 mcg/dL, chin/jaw growing out, could this be Cushings? Moon-face?
Possible: Some of the symptoms are suggestive of Cushings, but there are other possibilities. You need to get yourself to endocrinologist who can do the appropriate testing and give you an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
My father had rare, painful, disfiguring "auto-immune" skin condition called "p.R.P. What is it? (the last word "purpura")
PPP: I believe the westborough patient means ppp (progressive pigmented purpura). Prp means pityriasis rubra pilaris, a form of psoriasis and not related to purpura. Ppp is a form of chronic blood stains in the skin (purpura), which darken over time and leave pigmented patches in the skin. There are four to five types, mostly due to some auto-immune mechanism or related to a medication allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not uncommon: I gather you had a "suprapubic catheter" which can leak at the skin level for up to a month as the skin heals around the catheter....After the first month there is a matured track that allows the catheter to be exchanged. For now, just keep the skin clean with soap/h2o and gauze dressing. Your urologist office should be available to help if concerns persist. ...Read more
f39,Dx perioral dermatitis, on doxycycline&metro gel 8mths!Last mth changed IUD to OC.my skin awful.full Tzone affected.HELP?is it P.derma?not itchy
Can't help u online: You need to be seen and examined, see your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more
Fibroid found-pelv.Exam.Dr says it's normal-c him next yr.But have on&off periods-discharge bright red 2 dark brown, pain all month. Any advice? Ty!
Normal: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...Read more
FSH suggests premenopause. Think I have anovulation bleeding,fast flow for 2/3 days,bright red,then spotty skipped one period, otherwise reg.Normal?
Yes, probably: This may be perimenopausal but it is probably NOT anovulatory. Irregular cycles are normal in this situation. ...Read more
Aged 50, treated for graves' disease since august 13. No menstration since january 13. Still getting hot flushes, is this graves or menopause?
Feeling hot: Good question. Graves usually makes you feel hot all the time, whereas menopause will give you the episodic hot flashes. Are you on medications for graves? What is your free t4? If it is still high, maybe the treatment is not enough, or not working. You are ripe for menopause. A blood lh level should be high is estrogen is down (as in menopause). You may wish to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more