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Can you be 9 months pregnantbut still short periods?

Can you be 9 months pregnantbut still short periods?

Anything's possible: I have seen the patient come to the hospital with a "stomach ache" and then deliver a normal term baby who reported normal monthly periods right up until the admission. This is highly unlikely and we always wonder if the process of denial, as in "i just can't be pregnant, " represents a real or imagined history by these patients. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having abnormally short periods is this normal?

What to do if I have been having abnormally short periods is this normal?

Don't know.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more

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Is it better to exercise an hour a day or a few times a day in short periods?

Is it better to exercise an hour a day or a few times a day in short periods?

Once a day: Exercising for an hour a day will be better. Sustained exercises (>45 minutes) will raise your basal metabolic rate (BMR) for the next 12-16 hours, increasing the rate at which your body burns calories. ...Read more

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I have had three short periods this month. First one was regular and heavy. Second one was for a few days. Now I believe I have started again. Worry???

I have had three short periods this month. First one was regular and heavy. Second one was for a few days. Now I believe I have started again. Worry???

Yes: You don't give your age. But pregnancy, especially abnormal pregnancies can do this. If you are too old for pregnancy, then it could be more serious. Get checked in a clinic. ...Read more

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What OTC sleep medicines are best for short periods of use?

What OTC sleep medicines are best for short periods of use?

Sleep: Need assessment to find out the cause of your insomnia so you can treat it. If primary insomnia is determined to be the cause, and your doctor approves it, melatonin is worth a try. ...Read more

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If you have short periods does your ovulation date come earlier?

If you have short periods does your ovulation date come earlier?

Generally yes: Ovulation occurs around 14 days before your period regardless of how long your cycles are. There is a little variation in this, but not much. So if you have a 22 day cycle (day 1 is the first day of your period), you ovulate on or around day 8. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have short periods does your ovulation date come faster?

Possibly: Short cycles either mean you are ovulating early or the last half of your cycle is short (a luteal phase deficiency). Fewer days of bleeding does not affect the timing of ovulation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of getting constant migraines that cause short periods of loss of sight?

What could be the cause of getting constant migraines that cause short periods of loss of sight?

Migraine/vision loss: You should be under medical care for this. Ordinary migrains often have visual aura which can affect the vision in both eyes. If you loss vision in just one eye during migraine then it can be more serious and needs eye specialist care. ...Read more

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Which is better: to do low impact exercises for long periods of time or high impact for short periods of time?

Which is better: to do low impact exercises for long periods of time or high impact for short periods of time?

Depends...: High intensity workouts can provide massive gains but you have to be careful not to over do it - or risk resulting in an injury that would undo all your progress. 30 minutes twice per week of high intensity training can be very effective. Would consider increasing weight or duration by 10-20% per week to lessen risk of damage. It really boils down to kind of results you want & workout style. ...Read more

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Been on period for 2 weeks, on bc pill. Normally have light short periods. Is this normal?

Been on period for 2 weeks, on bc pill. Normally have light short periods. Is this normal?

Possibly: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What could it mean when I feel like I can't breathe after standing for a short periods of time?

What could it mean when I feel like I can't breathe after standing for a short periods of time?

Breathing: It depends on your medical history and if you have CHF or obstructive lung disease. If there is a significant chnage from your baseline, get immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the potential risks of taking high doses of tramadol in short periods of time 1-2 hours?

What are the potential risks of taking high doses of tramadol in short periods of time 1-2 hours?

Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. If abused, a medicine may cause some serious side effects and overdose. The symptoms are: loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, slow-irregular heartbeat.
Rec.: if concerned, check with your physician. ...Read more

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Mitochondrial disease - why can people who have this, only exercise for only short periods of time?

Mitochondrial disease - why can people who have this, only exercise for only short periods of time?

Energy deficiency: Mitochondria are the batteries of the cell, with about 1000 per cell. They transform chemicals using oxygen (oxidative phosphorylation) to produce high energy phosphates (atp, etc.) that power muscles, heart, and brain. Mt disorders cause eye muscle deviations, low muscle tone, muscle cramping, decreased cardiac performance, and, in severe cases, intellectual disability. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has had 2 short periods and now is spotting with white. She took the pill and 4 tests over 3 months and all came back not. Could she be?

My girlfriend has had 2 short periods and now is spotting with white. She took the pill and 4 tests over 3 months and all came back not. Could she be?

Infection possible: Can have light periods or skip periods on the pill. Her doctor should have told her this. Make sure she does not miss pills and take @the same time every day. See doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I have dysautonomia. This moment bloodpressure seems to be fluctuating in very short periods (104/66-98/53 in few mins; lyingdown) do I need to see dr?

I have dysautonomia. This moment bloodpressure seems to be fluctuating in very short periods (104/66-98/53 in few mins; lyingdown) do I need to see dr?

First fluids: I would first suggest you look at your intake of fluids and salt. Are you dehydrated? Have you been overdoing it and not getting enough sleep? Are you in extreme heat or under unusual stress?
If the underlying cause of your dysautonomia has been determined, is it under control?

If the answer to all of these is yes then you should see your doctor in the near future. ...Read more

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Why do I get depressed after being alone for short periods of time?

Why do I get depressed after being alone for short periods of time?

Why questions are: Difficult to answer without a thorough history. Talk to a mental health professional. Sometimes figuring out how to change it is more important than figuring out why it started. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to do very intense weight lifting for short periods of time?

Is it a good idea to do very intense weight lifting for short periods of time?

Depends...: High intensity workouts can provide massive gains but you have to be careful not to over do it - or risk resulting in an injury that would undo all your progress. 30 minutes twice per week of resistance training can be very effective. Would consider increasing weight by 10-20% per week to lessen risk of damage. ...Read more

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I have very short periods like 2 days and they are veryy light, yet I cramp so bad, draws tears, and gets worse every period. Is this normal?

I have very short periods like 2 days and they are veryy light, yet I cramp so bad, draws tears, and gets worse every period. Is this normal?

No.: The light amount of bleeding may be normal for some women but that degree of pain isn't. Could be endometriosis or adenomyosis. An evaluation would involve exam, testing for infections of uterus/tubes & ovaries, imaging (usually sonogram, but sometimes MRI needed to diagnose adenomyosis. Possibly diagnostic laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Will taking low dose of lorazepam for a month cause withdraw when you stop? Is this medicine a good choice for anxiety for short periods of time?

Will taking low dose of lorazepam for a month cause withdraw when you stop? Is this medicine a good choice for anxiety for short periods of time?

Anxiety: Relaxation exercises are key to controlling your anxiety. Yoga meditation can help. Figuring out what makes you anxious can as well. Lorazepam needs weaned off. See your physician for help doing this, stopping it suddenly could cause seizure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could anything other than irregular periods cause 2 to 3 short periods a month?

Could anything other than irregular periods cause 2 to 3 short periods a month?

Hormones: At 20 years of age, hormones are going to be the most likely culprit. Other causes could be polyps or fibroids in the cervix or uterus. In addition, thyroid and pituitary, as well as extremes of weight (thin/heavy) could also be causes. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches after prolonged periods of laughter or short periods of sneezes?

Why do I get headaches after prolonged periods of laughter or short periods of sneezes?

Headaches: There are numerous possibilities... But it's important to rule out serious issues such as aneurisms or other brain issues. See a neurologist right away for answers. ...Read more

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I got my period early lasted two days stopped now light spotting? This has never happened before but have always had short periods.

I got my period early lasted two days stopped now light spotting? This has never happened before but have always had short periods.

Sounds ok: It is pretty normal to have a period come a little early or a little late from time to time. It is generally a good thing to have short light periods. Much better than the alternative. IF you would like more cycle control or if you are sexually active consider starting birth control ...Read more

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Is it ok to use Dermovate on the scalp for repeated short periods over 10+ years? What usage could thin the scalp and is that a long term side effect?

Is it ok to use Dermovate on the scalp for repeated short periods over 10+ years? What usage could thin the scalp and is that a long term side effect?

Depends: Any time you use a topical steroid should be under physician supervision. Topical steroids may thin your skin, cause redness and stretch marks and depending on the amount of medicine you are applying and the frequency of medicine application, it may also be absorbed by your body. If you have scalp psoriasis, topical steroids should be ok as long as monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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When a person has endometriosis, a sign is heavy periods, but can one have endometriosis and have short periods?

When a person has endometriosis, a sign is heavy periods, but can one have endometriosis and have short periods?

Yes: Endometriosis can present in many different ways. Some will have very painful heavy menstrual cycles and others will have actually no pain and light menstrual cycles. Some also have pain with intercourse. One of the most common findings with the presence of endometriosis is infertility. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a lot of pain and numbness in both my feet, and sometimes the pain is very bad for short periods of time.?

Hi, I have a lot of pain and numbness in both my feet, and sometimes the pain is very bad for short periods of time.?

Pain and numbness: This is most likely peripheral neuropathy. It is most common in diabetics and in patients with spinal nerve compression, however, there are many other causes which may be underlying the symptoms. Start with a podiatrist and have the condition diagnosed. ...Read more