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I've been having pain in my right side for almost a month steady now. I have irregular periods, am overweight, have trouble losing weight and low appe?

I've been having pain in my right side for almost a month steady now. I have irregular periods, am overweight, have trouble losing weight and low appe?

It sounds like you: need to have a thorough examination by your primary care doctor and possibly a gynecologist. You may also need some lab work or other testing to help the doctor figure out the source of your pain and other signs and get you feeling better. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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VERY Heavy period for the past two weeks lots of clots. Irregular periods overweight need advice on what I can do at home?

VERY Heavy period for the past two weeks lots of clots. Irregular periods overweight need advice on what I can do at home?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I'm on deposit i had my first shot in august and i'm overweight how will that affect me getting pregnant i alwasys had irregular periods?

I'm on deposit i had my first shot in august and i'm overweight how will that affect me getting pregnant i alwasys had irregular periods?

Other options: Depoprovera is an effective birth control method but it does lead to appetite stimulation which can lead to weight gain. If you are already overweight consider switching to another method. Once you stop a birth control method you will return to your normal fertility state. There are no long term changes to fertility after using birth control. That is a myth. ...Read more

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Could being overweight be a reason for getting irregular periods therefor preventing pregnancy?

Yes definitely: That can cause those problems, please see a gyn for evaluation , as u may need fertility drugs or wt loss could help once you have had a proper workup by a gyn. ...Read more

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24 years old, overweight, excessive facial hair, irregular periods, 20 day cycles, been trying to conceive ~1 year- what could i have?

PCOD: Your body description could be Polycystic Ovarian Disorder. Usually assoc with weight - especially in abdomen - male like hair distribution and irregular periods. The skin of the ovaries is too thick so the body generates more testosterone (yep even in gals!) to help try to push them out. A lot of PCOD patients have problems with infertility and irregular periods. See your Gynecologist and discuss ...Read more

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Irregular periods for several months during past several years, but spotting today, want to have kids soon should I be worried? I'm 29 y/o overweight and african american. Cycle began in 7th grade and if i remember correctly my cycles where normal remain

Irregular periods  for several months during past several years, but spotting today, want to have kids soon should I be worried? I'm 29 y/o overweight and african american. Cycle began in 7th grade and if i remember correctly my cycles where normal remain

You : You are an excellent historian with multiple and unrelated situatiions to be evaluated. See your doctor of course but i want to focus on your weight and whether or not you have been ovulating recently. There is a simple way for you to determine if you are ovulating fully or the process is incomplete. Buy an oral thermometer and take your temp in the morning when you first awaken not after you get up to the bathroom or after you let the dog out. If you forget these rules it harms the diagnosis do this from one period to the next. What you will find if you are ovulating is there will be two groupings of temperatures. The first will be lower on average than the second. Plot the temps on graph paper scaled in 1/10th of 1 degree. With a few excepitons the first group of temps will be in the range of 97.2 to 97.8 the higher group will range between 98.0 and 98.7 or more. This is old stuff used in the 1970s but nothing brings joy to a woman's soul like seeing the temp rise to the upper range and stay there for 16-18 days. 14 days is normal ovulation.....16-18 days is probable pegnancy. It made our paients feel clever to discover they were pregnant before we could tell by exam or pregnancy test. Google "basal body temp charts" have fun learning. ...Read more

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I'm ttc but I'm overweight I have only one tube left and I have irregular periods I have been pregnant 2 before both ectopic what should I do?

I'm ttc but I'm overweight I have only one tube left and I have irregular periods I have been pregnant 2 before both ectopic what should I do?

Multiple issues: If an ectopic pregnancy occurred in your remaining tube, you should be evaluated regarding the health of that tube and whether surgery to repair it might help. Perhaps your weight and irregular periods suggest polycystic ovary problems potentially impairing fertility. You can achieve pregnancy, but may need reproductive assistance, including in vitro. Work closely with a fertility specialist:) ...Read more

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Hi. I'm facing pcos problem. Irregular periods, everyday sporting, bleeding while intercourse, overweight, and now problems are increasing day by day?

PCOS treatment: Please see your doctor as there are medications and dietary modifications you can use to improve pcos. Start by cutting out high glycemic index carbs and dairy from diet. And please don't despair. There are treatments for pcos. ...Read more

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I am overweight. I have EXTREMELY irregular periods with alot of blood clots. I am not anemic nor have a thyroid issue nor diabetic. Whats going on?

I am overweight. I have EXTREMELY irregular periods with alot of blood clots. I am not anemic nor have a thyroid issue nor diabetic. Whats going on?

PCOS likely: Hi. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion; to diagnose PCOS, any competing diagnoses must first be excluded. Having said that, PCOS is statistically the most like for women in your condition. Do you have hirsutism? Talk with your gyn about this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more