I am 24 years old and started taking my birth control again about a month and a half ago. I didn't get my period last month and this month I've had it for 2 weeks. Anyone know what this could mean?View Thread
i had vaginal surgury in august of 2010 and then i got the depo shot but what is going on is ive been bleeding since august and the docter said that its from the shot and not the surgury she put me on another type of birth control pill to stop the bleeding that didnt work the estrogin and then estroven and none of these is working and its not slow light bleeding its a heavy one most of the timeView Thread
I have had many tests done and a CAT scan of my chest, but everything is coming back as normal. I was thinking its COPD, but I don't know.Ive had a stress test (on a bike), tested for asthma, sleep apnea, allergies, nothing comes out other than being normal. I have a problem off and on of not being able to take a deep breath. This occurs when sitting, standing, walking (even a short distance), exercise, putting laundry from washer into drier, when i get upset, cry, anything. Does anyone have any idea what it could be?? My doctor told me he can't help me because they have done what they know. Please provide your input, its greatly appreciated!View Thread
I have been on BC for a year. i am on the 3 month cycle so that i have a period 4 times a year. when i first...
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I have been on BC for a year. i am on the 3 month cycle so that i have a period 4 times a year. when i first started my first cycle on birth control i took the sugar pills at the end of the 2nd month. now every two months i have a period. however this month i decided to continue taking the BC pills as the period persisted. do i take the sugar pills at the end of this month, or do i restart a new cycle?View Thread
I have had spotting and cramping between periods for 6months now. Had an utlrasound which came back normal...
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I have had spotting and cramping between periods for 6months now. Had an utlrasound which came back normal and also a biopsy of the uterus(can't think of what it's called) that also came back normal. The Dr said I had an thickened uterus lining and prescribed Aygestin to shed it. I am to take it for 3 wks and then will have a very heavy period. I am nervous of the side effects of this, I am not a pill taker at all if I can help it, but that's my phobia. Has anyone experienced this before? I know the lining can vary and I see my Dr in a couple of days and will ask all my questions before I start (her nurse called w/the results and phoned in the prescription) but I just wanted to see if anyone out there has had a similar situation and what you have done about it. I also have a history of breast cancer in my family so am wary about taking hormones because of that, even though this will not be long term. Has anyone had experience w/Aygestin? I have read the comments about it on this site and they are good in general but of course the negative ones have my anxiety working overtime. Any comments would be appreciated, thanks for reading.View Thread
My husband and I struggled for 2 years to conceive and we finally had our first baby about 10 months ago. We...
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My husband and I struggled for 2 years to conceive and we finally had our first baby about 10 months ago. We desperately want more children and we do not want to wait to start trying again. However, since I am still breastfeeding I have not had a period yet. I would like to breastfeed until my son is 1, but I am worried that will prolong jump starting my cycle. Is there anything I can do that will get my system back on track sooner?View Thread
Ever since I began having periods, I have always been very regular. Exactly 28 days. We've been trying to get...
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Ever since I began having periods, I have always been very regular. Exactly 28 days. We've been trying to get pregnant for about 8 years with no success. Last month, I was about 2 weeks late. Got really excited, but the wicked witch showed up over Christmas break. That cycle was about 50 days. I contributed it to stress at work and other things going on as well as the holidays. I've been keeping track of my cycles on mymonthlycycles.com since we started trying. With Valentine's day coming up, I thought I'd check to see when my next one was supposed to be. It was supposed to have been on January the 24th. It is day 40 something. I'm 36. My stress level hasn't changed much. Could this be the beginning of the onset of menopause or could stress do this several months in a row?View Thread
had a normal period lasting 5 days and it was actually pretty heavy.. two days later (today) i started...
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had a normal period lasting 5 days and it was actually pretty heavy.. two days later (today) i started spotting brown blood.. me and my partner have been sexually active but i got my period so i thought i wasnt and i know spoiting can be a sign... idk im just confusedView Thread
I woke up two days ago with shoulder and neck pain and as the day went on all of my joints began to hurt and...
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I woke up two days ago with shoulder and neck pain and as the day went on all of my joints began to hurt and feel like I had arthritis. By the next day I had swelling in my ankles, feet, knees and hands. This came out of no where, I am 34 and not taking any medications. Any ideas of what this could be?View Thread
I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I had a baby two years ago and I know that many women experience hair "issues" during and after pregnancy. My issue is that two years later I have 2/3rds less hair and it is still falling out, quite a bit. I'm only 28 and I don't know what to do! I already had fine hair but at least I had alot of it, now I'm worried that pretty soon I'm going to have bald spots. Does anyone have any advice? My doc is going to be my last resort because he kind of sucks in the compassion department. I was wondering if there were any natural or other supplement remedies out there? Any help would be beyond awesome!!!!!! Thanks!View Thread
for breakfast i normally have a fiber plus bar. lunch and dinner consist of whole grain or brown rice with...
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for breakfast i normally have a fiber plus bar. lunch and dinner consist of whole grain or brown rice with either broccoli and/or tuna in it and sometimes a soy patty. I do have 2 100 calorie snack packs a day.View Thread
Is there a correlation between chest tightness and the beginning of my cycle??? I have tried every diagnostic...
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Is there a correlation between chest tightness and the beginning of my cycle??? I have tried every diagnostic test you can think of and all my Drs tell me my heart is normal! I feel like I am coocoo! S.O.SView Thread
only had one shot of depo and ive been bleeding for the past month my other shot was due on the 6 and i decided not to get it due to the fact me and my husband decided we wanted to conceive... ive had a slight temp the past week does that mean i could be ovulating or tryin to ovulate ive always heard your temp rises and stays consistent when you do... i had normal periods the whole time on the depo until i came to the end of it... so does that mean i might be able to conceive sooner than stated or am i still in the same time range as 6 months or longer?View Thread
HI, I am on a fairly high dose of steroids, for the rest of my life, due to Adrenal Insufficiency". I, initially gained 50lbs. from them. I have managed to work off a little over 20lbs., so far. Anyone with idea's on how to deal with this, as if I stop taking them, I will not live! I also, have Osteoporosis, which I know the steroids are not good for that either! HELP!! periwinkleView Thread
My daughter is a very petit 7 year old. However, she has begun to show similar signs that my sister and I had when we began puberty and still contend with. My sister and I during our regular period become constipated suffer head aches and end up spending one day per month vommiting, having bowel movements and sever cramps. My daughter has not begun her period but is now suffering the head aches, constipation, vommiting every month roughly 2-4 days after my own period has begun. Is there anything I can do to make this easier for her and is this normal?View Thread
I guess I'd just like some opinions on what I have been experiencing lately, because it's freaking me out.
I'm 22 years old, maybe a little overweight, and trying to quit smoking -- on a typical day I used to smoke about 10 cigarettes, but have cut down quite a bit and now go some days without having any. My job is VERY stressful and involves working long hours and constantly feeling frustrated/challenged.
Anyway...lately I have been extremely nauseous every morning (I'm not pregnant). I never get sick to my stomach, but I just feel very bad. It usually wears off as the day goes on and my appetite hasn't really been hindered.
The thing that really scares me is, every once in awhile, I get chest pains. Not excruciating, but enough pain that I notice it. It happens once a day at minimum. The pain switches sides, sometimes on my left and sometimes on my right, and can last from anywhere around 60 seconds, to 30 minutes, before going away. Also every once in awhile, my heart will "stutter"...like skip a beat or so, and this causes me to have to take a deep breath. Otherwise, breathing seems fine.
Do you think this is all just due to stress/anxiety? Work really is causing me a lot of stress lately, but it seems that the chest pain happens even over the weekends during times when I am not thinking about work. I'm really scared something is seriously wrong...View Thread
I'm freaking out! I'm a 24 yo and I recently became sexual active for the first time August of this year. My...
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I'm freaking out! I'm a 24 yo and I recently became sexual active for the first time August of this year. My boyfriend has been my ONLY partner. I was tested for STDs after we started having intercourse (mid- September). All tests were negative. About three days ago, I noticed that I had a small cut or anal fissure (or so I thought it was). I've had anal fissures before so I wasn't alarmed. But, the pain got worse and it started itching (not all the time every now in then). I scratched vigorously around the wound and now the skin around is inflamed and raised. I noticed last night that the wound wasn't a fissure and was actually about an itch away from my anus. I can't see back there so, I took a picture with my computer. It's obviously a brush burn type wound about a half and inch long and a quarter of an inch wide. It's painful and I'm scared of infection. I believe that the combination of aggressive washing and the friction of my underwear/pad rubbing caused the wound. But, I also noticed yesterday that I developed two small pimple like bumps around the opening of my vagina (there were about an inch apart). One has gone away already and no more have popped up. There are a bit painful only when I touch them. I'm recently coming off my period (about a day) and wear pads (Idk if it could be bacterial infection). I don't have any health insurance right now so, I can't visit my gyn. I'm searching for a free clinic but, Idk what to do in the meantime. Please HELP!View Thread
Does anyone else have a latex allery to condoms, that could tell me about the healing process? My actual...
Posted by An_224672
Does anyone else have a latex allery to condoms, that could tell me about the healing process? My actual vagina doesn't hurt but the area I guess you call it "tant" its tender. I have only had one sexual partner, my husband. we don't have any std's. I just need some knowledge.
My mom got a letter back today after a mammogram saying that further imaging is recommended. If this were...
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My mom got a letter back today after a mammogram saying that further imaging is recommended. If this were serious they would have called rather than send a letter, right? Am I hysterical for no reason? I need some peace of mind.View Thread
had my son in Aug of 09. In October my OB inserted the mirena. I went in for the follow up and i was good to...
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had my son in Aug of 09. In October my OB inserted the mirena. I went in for the follow up and i was good to go. This past September i went in for my yearly and everything looked normal. But however this evening, ive started bleeding. I havent had a period since January of this year and for me to start bleeding is it normal?View Thread
To start, I discontinued my Mirena IUD on November 10th after 2 years. It's been 4 weeks (I've counted too many times). I understand it can take longer than usual for a period to return, although while on Mirena, mine never completely stopped. So here I am 4 weeks later with severe bloating and huge sore breasts; which have been present for a week. I've taken 2 pregnancy tests one on Monday and another today and both are negitive. I don't understand where these very uncomfortable changes are coming from. Any ideas???View Thread
I seem to have very heavy and extended periods since I had my Tubal Ligation ten years ago. Right now I am on day 11 of said period. Has anyone else experienced similar symptoms from having a Tubal done?View Thread
I'm 40 years old and have been on birth control pills for 23 years now... when is it time to go off them??? I'm a non smoker, in good health, my husband and I aren't going to be having children..... My concern is, my age and the length of time I've been on them.. Is it ok to still take them? Looking for guidance!!!View Thread
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