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How are sexual problems in women self-diagnosed?

How are sexual problems in women self-diagnosed?

Check this reference: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/sexual-problems-in-women-beyond-the-basics?source=search_result&search=sexual+dysfunction+in+women&selectedTitle=1%7E7

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read more

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Child mental health problems. How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Child mental health problems.  How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Wow, where to begin?: I'm not sure what's "not real" about autism or adhd; but, in prepubertal children, there's also anxiety, sometimes depression, & learning disabilities. After puberty, depression and anxiety increase markedly, as do eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Not counting adhd (8-10% of the population), in any one year, serious other illness affect about 10-12% of the child population. ...Read more

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Can medical abortion cause PID?

Can medical abortion cause PID?

Not likely: If you have chlamydia or gonorrhea undiagnosed recently then it might be a coincidence. endometritis (an infection of the lining of the uterus) is more common. IF you got this diagnosis is the ER, be aware ER's often times use this as a go to diagnosis for pelvic pain. Get a GYN consult regarding this as PID is often times not the correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more

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I have weight problems, memory problems, mood swings, painful periods, racing heartbeat/anxiety problems, and family history of thyroid problems. Help?

I have weight problems, memory problems, mood swings, painful periods, racing heartbeat/anxiety problems, and family history of thyroid problems. Help?

Need a start point: We perform at our best if we get enough restful sleep, a balanced nutrition, exercise & are free from illness.You need to write down all the issues that impact your life & all the questions you have.If you can find a way to get at least 8 hrs sleep, it might begin to help now.Schedule a checkup and take your list.Be sure to ask everything & take notes.If you don't get answers try another doc ...Read more

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Ideas? What medical problems are commonly found in premature children?

Ideas? What medical problems are commonly found in premature children?

It depends: Premature delivery can be caused by a number of different things, each of which predisposes the baby to a different set of possible complications. Extremely premature infants are commonly afflicted by respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, poor temperature regulation, infections, intracranial hemorrhages, feeding disorders and intestinal problems like NEC. ...Read more

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Are mental problems linked to age?

Are mental problems linked to age?

Not directly: Of course, some types of mental problems are increasingly common in older people (e.g., dementia), but it is not the age, per se, that causes it. Instead, some types of brain disease processes can begin to show up as a person ages. These diseases are sometimes manifested as memory or other cognitive problems or difficulties. Other mental disorders also tend to have onsets within specific ages. ...Read more

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What health insurance problems can single women face?

What health insurance problems can single women face?

Mainly the same: Single women don't usually have any different issues with getting health insurance. Depending on the company and the way they calculate their risk, sometimes single women can be a better insurance risk because they can be healthier.The biggest challenges for anyone in getting insurance is if you have a preexisting condition, or risk factors since insurance is "for profit" and their shareholders. ...Read more

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How many men have emotional problems that relate to their mother's negligence?

How many men have emotional problems that relate to their mother's negligence?

Many people: Our parents are our templates for relationships. Our experiences of seeing how our parents treat us, our brothers and sisters, and each other becomes part of our understanding of what is "normal" in interpersonal relationships. Children of parents who are significantly neglectful can struggle with relationships with others, lack confidence in exploring new things and may have limited coping skills. ...Read more

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Many women in family have buffalo humps and history of diabetes and possibly pcos. Could this indicate some underlying hormonal problem?

Many women in family have buffalo humps and history of diabetes and possibly pcos. Could this indicate some underlying hormonal problem?

Yes: Pcos is an underlying hormone problem. If you have it, you should see your gyn for labs, exam, and ultrasound to evaluate and come up with a plan for treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for women who lose multiple pregnacies?

Is there a medical term for women who lose multiple pregnacies?

High risk: A women who looses multiple pregnancies is high risk in her next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Possibly: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause erectile dysfunction (impotence). The condition of low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) is more likely to do so. Furthermore, untreated hypothyroidism can lead to high prolactin levels, that may additionally contribute to sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Does pcos put women at risk for health problems?

Does pcos put women at risk for health problems?

Complicated: Syndrome is due to high Insulin levels. Patients have the type ii diabetes gene expression. Early in dmii, Insulin levels are high. Insulin in the ovary creates higher male hormone (androgen) production that thwarts follicle (egg) development. Insulin though causes, vascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain, gestational diabetes and formal type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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Does medical abortion causes infertility?

Does medical abortion causes infertility?

Not usually: Medical abortion can cause infertility only if there is an infection of the uterus at the time of the abortion. A pelvic infection associated with a pregnancy can cause scarring of both the uterine lining and of the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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Can women with thyroid problems become pregnant without difficulty?

That depends: Her thyroid issues should be regulated. She is more likely to become pregnant around the time of ovulation. She is less likely to become pregnant the farther the intercourse is from time of ovulation. ...Read more

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Medical problems with premature baby later in life?

Medical problems with premature baby later in life?

It depends.: It depends on how premature the baby was and what medical problems the baby had in the nicu. Any problems that showed up in the nicu may or may not continue to be an issue, and premature babies are also at higher risk of developmental delay. ...Read more

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