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For most women, missing a period is one of the first signs of pregnancy that women notice. For others, irregular periods make it difficult to know when a period should start and when it has been missed. There are, however, a number of early signs that can signal the need for a pregnancy test or a visit to the doctor. Missed period Most women begin wondering about pregnancy when they have missed their period. However, a number of women have irregular periods or do not keep track of their periods. For these women, some of the other symptoms may signal a pregnancy. Some women may experience spotting (explained below) or light bleeding, and mistakenly think they have gotten a lighter than normal period. Sore, swollen or tender breasts Initially, women may have a soreness or tenderness in their breasts similar to the feeling before they get their period and as days go on, the feeling increases. This can begin as early as when someone is one to two weeks pregnant. For some, thi...
I am a 52 year old female with ulcerative colitis and have been in remission for a few years. Of late, I have been experiencing abdominal bloating, weight gain and some difficulty moving my bowels. I had a colonoscopy a few months ago and everything was normal. Any suggestions on what I can take or what might be causing my symptoms?
There are most definitely a few conditions that need to be considered. First off, if you have not had lab work in awhile, it should be done. Hypothyroidism can cause constipation and weight gain and must be ruled out. Additionally, hypercalcemia should be considered as well.
Your physician should take a look at all of your medications, as there are many that can cause constipation and bloating including calcium channel blockers, anti-depressants and diuretics. I would however recommend that you see your gynecologist to be screened for ovarian cancer. While your symptoms are non-specific, abdominal bloating, constipation and weight gain in w...
Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of
aging. It is a symptom of dementia, a gradual and progressive
decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The most common
form of dementia is Alzheimers disease, a disorder that
results in the loss of brain cells.
The Alzheimers Association, the world leader in Alzheimer
research and support, has developed a checklist of common symptoms
to help recognize the warning signs of Alzheimers
1. Memory loss.
Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most
common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more
often and is unable to recall the information later.
2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks.
People with dementia often find it hard to complete everyday
tasks that were once so familiar, they were nearly automatic.
Individuals may forget the steps to prepare a meal, use a household
appliance or participate in a lifelong hobby.
3. Problems with language.
People with Alzhe...
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