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Doctor insights on: Severe Menopausal Symptoms

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Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Yes: Menopause and the "peri-menopausal" time frame can cause many issues due to changing hormonal levels. Some medications like sarafem (prozac) can be used with good success to treat these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Symptoms of severe depression?

Symptoms of severe depression?

Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...Read more

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Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

How are they unusual: Bleeding patterns with the menstrual cycle say a lot about what may be wrong in terms of hormones or fibroids or other issues that could be going on. Flu like symptoms aren't typically associated with one's uterus, however before a menstrual cycle women can get body aches and bloating due to elevated hormone levels. If you are having absence of menses or bleeding more than once a month, see md. ...Read more

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Extreme cramps, flatulence, tiredness. Are these perimenopausal symptoms?

Extreme cramps, flatulence, tiredness. Are these perimenopausal symptoms?

It's possible: I'd recommend you following up with your primary care dr & gyn for possible uterine, intestinal and thyroid conditions. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Not usually: Perimenopause symptoms include periods get closer together by 1-2 days and then space apart, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats. Pregnancy symptoms include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and of course a missed period. Some women do not have periods for 2-3 months when they are close to menopause. If you miss a period and you are usually regular, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Does menopause symptoms cause fatigue?

Does menopause symptoms cause fatigue?

Yes: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in the body is in menopause. Fatigue is a common symptom that can be remedied with bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Absolutely!: And it helps bones, maintains vaginal lubrication in a women, and may help lower colon cancer rates!

But hot flashes and mood issues are almost always improved! ...Read more

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Is mild depression associated with menopause or menopause associated with mild depression?

Is mild depression associated with menopause or menopause associated with mild depression?

Menopause/depression: The timeframe around menopause is associated changes in hormone functioning, and depression is not an uncommon. Typically the relationship between these two elements is that depressive symptoms are associated with menopause, or can be an outcome of other health issues directly related to menopause (I.e., significant sleep disturbance that increases symptoms of depression). Be well. ...Read more

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What are peri menopause symptoms?

What are peri menopause symptoms?

Peri menopause: Peri menopausal symptoms can comprise of irregular periods, hot flushes, sweating, vaginal dryness , painful sex, recurrent urine infection, mood change, sleep disturbance and decrease libido . http://patient.info/doctor/menopause-and-its-management ...Read more

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Which age start menopausal symptoms ?

45-55: A woman usually goes through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 but sometimes it can happen earlier such as early 30s. ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more

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What are menopause signs or symptoms?

What are menopause signs or symptoms?

Many: The most common symptoms are hot flashes, mood changes, skin and hair dryness, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, rapid heart rate (rare), anxiety, sleep disturbances, remember, most do great with menopause and not everyone has symptoms. I list many of these, along with treatment options in my book, a woman's guide to hormone health. ...Read more

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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too. ...Read more

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What are severe knee pain, swelling and tenderness possible symptoms of?

What are severe knee pain, swelling and tenderness possible symptoms of?

Non specific: Many things cause knee pain. For instance fracture, bruise, meniscus tear, inflammation, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, ligament tear, effusion you need to see a doctor if it does not go away with routine Aspirin doses. To determine.... What is causing your pain. I do many mris to see whats wrong. However - just having pain in not enough to ask for an MRI - ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

I have thyroid illness   TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause.  severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more

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Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

No: The cancer symptoms depend to type of cancer and location, and is not mistaken for pregnancy ...Read more