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What is the youngest age one can have pcos? What are the earliest symptoms?

What is the youngest age one can have pcos? What are the earliest symptoms?

PCOS at any age: Pcos is a common heterogeneous disorder characterized by hyperandrogenism (excess male characteristics such as acne and abnormal hair growth) and chronic anovulation (few or absent periods).In young women, precocious pubarche (early appearance of pubic hair) and hyperinsulinemia (elevated serum insulin) are early manifestations of pcos. I have seen many teens with this condition in my practice. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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What is the earliest anyone can start having pregnancy symptoms and what are the most common?

What is the earliest anyone can start having pregnancy symptoms and what are the most common?

No such symptoms: Most women get pregnant without any symptoms early on. The female body does not have any physical way to know it is pregnant for about fourteen days after conception. So, any physical symptoms in the first two weeks are not pregnancy, . ...Read more

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What are the chances of pancreatic cancer reoccuring after eight years? What would be the most likely earliest symptoms?

What are the chances of pancreatic cancer reoccuring after eight years? What would be the most likely earliest symptoms?

Maybe something else: The majority of pancreatic cancers recur within the first 2-4 years, but some recur as long as 10-15 years out. Main symptoms may be unexplained weight loss, jaundice, abdominal or back pain. There can be other causes for many of these things, so go back to your oncologist for a check up. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age that kids can get the typical mono syndrome?

What is the youngest age that kids can get the typical mono syndrome?

Possible at any age.: In developed countries, infants and young children who catch mononucleosis may have no symptoms, but any patient could present with sore throat, cold symptoms, headache, enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and/or liver or spleen enlargement or a rash. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of perimenopause and at what age it starts?

What are the symptoms of perimenopause and at what age it starts?

Late 40's: This occurs in the years before menopause. Late 40's is the most common. Missed periods and hot flashes are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having anal cancer at the age of 18? No history at family . What would be the very first symptoms?

What are the chances of having anal cancer at the age of 18? No history at family . What would be the very first symptoms?

Almost 0: Very low chance of anal cancer at that age. The incidence starts rising around 30 years and 50% of cases are diagnosed in people >65 years old. It is usually related to HPV infection. Men who are hiv positive are at higher risk younger with screenings including anal PAP-type smears for abnormal cells. ...Read more

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At what age do women ovulate and what are the signs that a woman is ovulating?

At what age do women ovulate and what are the signs that a woman is ovulating?

Periods: Girls - young women - begin ovulating normally in their teens, which is why they start having periods. Before a first period she is not ovulating. ...Read more

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What is the earliest , you can start having symptoms of pregnancy?

What is the earliest , you can start having symptoms of pregnancy?

Usually 3-4 weeks: 3-4 weeks gestational age is the time when nausea and vomiting could occur, and this can last up thru the entire 1 trimester (12 weeks). ...Read more

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What is the example of fibroid degeneration and how does one know ?What are the signs?

What is the example of fibroid degeneration and how does one know ?What are the signs?

Dying inside: Fibroid degeneration is when the fibroid starts to die in the middle. This can have no signs at all or it can cause severe pain. This most commonly happens in 2 situation. During pregnancy when the fibroid grows quickly it can run out of it's blood supply and start dying inside causing severe pain. I've also seen this happen near menopause when low hormone levels cause shrinkage. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age at which you can get breast cancer?

What is the youngest age at which you can get breast cancer?

Almost any age: To my knowledge, the youngest breast cancer patient was a toddler. However, in general, most females are diagnosed with breast cancer after the age of 40, which is one reason why we generally recommend screening mammograms starting at age 40. The exception are breast cancer mutation carriers, who commonly develop breast cancer in their 20's-30's and require earlier screening/prevention efforts. ...Read more

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What if at the age of 20 you alreasy menopause, what are possible complications?

What if at the age of 20 you alreasy menopause, what are possible complications?

Numerous: First be sure that the lack of menses is due to permanent ovarian failure. There are several reasons for no menses - hyperthyroidism, elevated prolactin, severe and sudden stress, very low weight, medications, true ovary failure. .. Many of these conditions are reversible. Menopause is associated with bone loss, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, elevated risk of heart disease/ thinking ability. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of any cancer, how can one detect it early?

What are the symptoms of any cancer, how can one detect it early?

Good question...: ...Hard answer. Sadly, not all cancers cause early warning symptoms or can be detected before they are too advanced. Make sure you see your doc regularly and be strict with the recommended screening tests appropriate for your age and risk. Eat well, exercise, don't smoke, live long (and prosper). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ADHD? And at what age is it most noticed in children?

What are symptoms of ADHD? And at what age is it most noticed in children?

ADHD: Usually, we discover the problem when the child enters school. The signs may be: non stop motion, talking too much in class, not following instruction, not focusing on tasks that require long time of attention ( although these kids may be able to focus on games for hours and hours). ...Read more

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What is the youngest age to have histerectomy?

What is the youngest age to have  histerectomy?

Depends: I have a 13yo down's syndrome patient getting a hysterectomy. Depends on the context. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of early perimemenopause and what age does this occur?

What r symptoms of early perimemenopause and what age does this occur?

Perimenopause: Premenopause or perimenopause usually occurs between ages 45 to 55. Your menstrual periods can be lighter or heavier. Your menses might last longer or fewer days than what has been normal for you. It may not come regularly either. Dizziness can be a symptom as well as hot flashes, problems sleeping, fatigue, irritability, depressed mood, thinner or more dry vagina and poorer memory. ...Read more

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What is the earliest age that people start to get menopause?

What is the earliest age that people start to get menopause?

It depends: If you are talking about natural menopause, without any other factors, typically it is 51-54. If you throw in smoking, then subtract about 5 years. There is a condition called premature ovarian failure, however, where women can enter menopause in their 20's or 30's. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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What do you mean by Bilateral celebral dysrythmias? What are the symptoms in a child? What are the treatments for the same?

What do you mean by Bilateral celebral dysrythmias? What are the symptoms in a child? What are the treatments for the same?

Behavioral correlate: convulsive bilateral cerebral dysrythmias NOT associated with seizures were found in half the children referred for school behavioral issues in one study. Treatment with anti-epileptic drugs seemed to help with behavioral problems. The term is applied to abnormal ECG thythms without actual epileptic activity. ...Read more

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What are the causes of autism or how is it diagnosed to young children?

What are the causes of autism or how is it diagnosed to young children?

No known cause: There is currently no known cause. A diagnosis is usually made after a psychiatrist or physician obtains a complete history and physical and bases the diagnosis on specific criteria. Often a test called the ados can provide further information in making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way i can ease menopause symptoms naturally?

Ease symptoms: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>>. ...Read more