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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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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with severe vomiting from pregnancy?

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Dehydration: Severe vomiting in pregnancy is known in its' extreme as hyperemesis gravidarum. Dehydration is one of the symptoms and requires either fluid ingestion or IV fluid replacement. Your OB doctor needs to check labwork that includes electrolytes( potassium, sodium, chloride, etc.) to assess the need for the above interventions. ...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 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 could cause sudden onset of severe allergic/auto-immune symptoms?

Vague question: Your question is very vague and does not identify any symptom, so i cannot give you any advice based on it. ...Read more

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Severe headaches, nauseous, severe fatigue, loss of appetite. What can these symptoms be from?

Severe headaches, nauseous, severe fatigue, loss of appetite. What can these symptoms be from?

Could be anything: The symptoms you enumerated could be inter-related to or occur by coincidence . Severe head ache and nausea could be signs of migraine . If you do not have history of it , it might be sing of some thing serious and i advise you to see your doc. ...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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Could puberty cause schizophrenia like symptoms?

Could puberty cause schizophrenia like symptoms?

Maybe: Schizophrenia usually doesn't show up until the teens or twenties. So it could manifest during puberty. If you are concerned then talk to a professional and possibly have an evaluation done. ...Read more

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What could cause flulike symptoms with abdominal cramps?

What could cause flulike symptoms with abdominal cramps?

VIRAL INFECTION: Any viral infectioncan give you these symptoms and these get better most of the time by itself with diet adjustment. ...Read more

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Sore body lower abdominal cramping fatigue. Early pregnancy symptoms or PMS ?

Sore body lower abdominal cramping fatigue. Early pregnancy symptoms or PMS ?

Non-specific: Your symtoms are non-specific. They could be PMS or many other things. They are not necessarily signs of pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more