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Why do some women show earlier than others?

Why do some women show earlier than others?

Uniqueness : All women/people are created differently, and factors such as muscle tone, the basic "shape" a women is in, body weight and structure, height, etc, will all play a role in when a woman starts to show. ...Read more

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Is it weak abs that make it earlier for woman to be starting to show?

Is it weak abs that make it earlier for woman to be starting to show?

Lack of support: If you are referring to pregnancy i suppose weak abdominal muscles could show the protuberance from the gravid uterus earlier. Generally it is good to focus on strengthening abdominal and perineal muscles for a more tolerable pregnancy and it can minimize back problems too. ...Read more

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Would early ovulation causing early conception show in the gestational age since not all woman ovulate 14 days after lmp?

Would early ovulation causing early conception show in the gestational age since not all woman ovulate 14 days after lmp?

Yes, no, and maybe: Yes, if she knows how to adjust her counting based on the length of her cycles or on which day she usually ovulates. Yes, if using an ultrasound to do the dating, such as an 8-11 week ultrasound scan. No, if all she uses for counting is the first day of her last menstrual period and her periods are much longer or much shorter than 28 days. And, maybe it matters little, as all dates are estimates. ...Read more

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I'm 65 female, ex-smoker and my spirometry show 82%. Is this an early sign of copd?

I'm 65 female, ex-smoker and my spirometry show 82%. Is this an early sign of copd?

Not sure...: It depends on exactly what was 85 percent and if the test showed an obstructed or a restricted pattern. In copd, there is obstruction present. See your doctor for an interpretation off the test and so treatment can be rendered if you do have copd. Congrats on smoking cessation! ...Read more

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I am a 47 yr old woman, had an MRI of knee on 9/29 which shows possible early ocd. On crutches but not a candidate for surgery. What else to do? Thx!

I am a 47 yr old woman, had an MRI of knee on 9/29 which shows possible early ocd. On crutches but not a candidate for surgery. What else to do? Thx!

OCD knee: With ocd arthroscopic surgery may be helpful to remove unstable articular cartilage material. Important for the radiologist to determine what stage based on your MRI your ocd is at as this will provide some prognostication. ...Read more

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Ferritin level 167 and 241 for the last two years respectively . In my early 30's female . Normal if not who due I need to see?

Ferritin level 167 and 241 for the last two years respectively . In my early 30's female . Normal if not who due I need to see?

Hematologist: High ferritin levels(normal for women=12 to 150) such as yours suggest hemochromatosis or other chronic disorders. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does a woman's 2nd baby typically come earlier? If so, what causes this?

Does a woman's 2nd baby typically come earlier? If so, what causes this?

Sometimes: But even if not actually earlier it's often a little quicker/easier (perhaps bad choice of words) for several reasons, one of which is that after the first vaginal delivery there is, as they say, a "proven passage". ...Read more

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Can a women have gonnarhea but show no signs?

Can a women have gonnarhea but show no signs?

Yes: Only about half of women infected with gonorrhea have increased discharge; the rest are relatively asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What are most women hospitalized for in earlier stages of eating disorders?

What are most women hospitalized for in earlier stages of eating disorders?

Onset of sym. below: 1. Full hospitalization necessary a. Under 75% of expected weight b. Acute medical problems c. Severe psychological problems (e.g., suicide risk)-ab 2. Poor nutrition--vomiting a. Poor cooperation and trust b. Decrease food intake, poor body image c. Initial food intake poor/ forced wt. Loss--electrolyte imbal. D. Failure to eat - laxative. Self vomitg. E. Gradual wt. -to maj. Loss--bulimia. ...Read more

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Hello i am writing because i am a 43 year old woman and my periods are starting earlier?

Hello i am writing because i am a  43 year old woman and my periods are starting earlier?

Well: After the age of 49 your hormones begin to change and the estrogen level begins to drop. You may have irregular period you may skip a month. This will continue until your estrogen level is so low So just continue on and see how you go. If you get worried see your doctor ...Read more

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How early can a woman become fertal?

How early can a woman become fertal?

Very young: Usually, girls develop breasts, grow pubic & axillary hair, and start periods during puberty. These are the signs that ovulation that is starting. Sexual activity during this time may potentially create a pregnancy - even before the girl may see her first period! in this country, girls are becoming fertile at about 11 or 12 years old. ...Read more