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My question is when I get my menstral cycle I get sever

Hi my question is when I get my menstral cycle I get sever admon pains. I take midol every 6 hours I take 3 capsule per time. Is there anything else I can do. And also the pain sometimes goes to my lowee back?

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Dr. Tim, MD

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I had the Mirena IUD implanted 5 months ago, not for birth

I had the Mirena IUD implanted 5 months ago, not for birth control, as I've had a tubal ligation 11 years ago, but to control menstrual irregularities related to PCOS. I have also been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and am on levothyroxine 0.05mg. I'm unsure of what the bigger factor in my current issues are- I've been making sebum like it's going out of style, I'm exhausted all the time but can't sleep, and I've been treated twice in the past 5 months for BV/Yeast infection at the same time. Recent TSH (<90 days ago) has me in normal range, Iron is good, but it feels like I'm still hypo because of the exhaustion, I'm getting acne like I'm 14.Is there some connection in some way with PCOS and hypothyroidism, especially in a patient who has a heavy family history on both sides (both parents, at least 2 half-siblings, both grandmothers, 3 uncles on mother's side, etc.) of autoimmune issues (Hashimoto's, Lupus, RA)? Is there a connection with PCOS and hypothyroidism and repeated vaginal infections, or perhaps with the Mirena and repeated infections?

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MD doc

MD, CEO

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I have been on the daily pill form of birth control for two

Hello! I have been on the daily pill form of birth control for two months now. I take my pill at the same time religiously everyday and honestly have no doubts about my consistency with taking it. Last night I became sexually active for the first time, and my boyfriend ejaculated inside of me; we did not use a condom. This took place during the second day of the "period week" on my birth control cycle.Because this is a new experience for me, I am somewhat nervous regarding my chances for pregnancy and am considering the Plan B pill. If I am confident that I am taking my birth control as prescribed, do I really need emergency contraceptive? Should I be concerned?

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Is it normal to shed not completely broken down endometrium,

is it normal to shed not completely broken down endometrium, rather than regular bleeding, during menstruation?JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: no and not very regular, i am on birth control pills and only take placebos every 2-3 monthsJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: nope

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Dr David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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Just how risky is it for someone with aura migraines to take

Just how risky is it for someone with aura migraines to take a combined oral contraceptive? I have aura migraines (sometimes just aura, no pain phase at all) and have been on several COCs over the past 8-10 years namely Yaz > Gianvi > Minastrin 24 FE. I have talked to my doctor about everything and we discussed moving to Lo Loestrin which has half the estrogen in it as Minastrin did or going to a POP such as Norethindrone 0.35 MG instead.The Norethindrone is appealing because it doesn't increase my stroke risk as an aura migraineur - but Lo Loestrin sounds better in terms of effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, having reliable 'periods' (instead of likely lots of spotting all the time with Norethindrone).Over the past decade I've moved a lot and had 3 primary care physicians, 3 OB/GYNs, & 2 neurologists - nobody really brought up the aura/COC mix or said that it was that big of a risk, but online it seems like it IS a big risk - even the pill's instruction booklets say to not take them. I'd love to get some other input on this! Thanks!

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Dr. Norm S.

Doctoral Degree

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I've never been diagnosed but I have symptoms of PCOS and

I've never been diagnosed but I have symptoms of PCOS and have recently gained a lot of weight around my mid section. In addition to facial hair and hair loss on my head. Is there anything that I can do to control my hormones?

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Dr Ted Manos

Self Employed

MD

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I got my period on august 15-20 a regular flow then two

Hi i got my period on august 15-20 a regular flow then two weeks later i started bleeding again and continued until now ( I'm currently at day 15 ) the bleeding ranges but is mostly really light and it only occurs during the afternoon nothing in the morning and nothing overnight. I took 2 at home pregnancy tests both came up negative and went to my GYNO about it. He said my pre. test came up negative also and iit is breakthrough ovulation so i shouldn't worry but I'm worried. How long does this last? Is it ok to break though when I'm not on the pill/birth controls? Can someone explain to me what breakthrough ovulation is? Also I was wondering if breakthrough ovulation is a bad time to have sex when NOT planning a baby/ if theres a chance i can still be pregnant?? i have no other symptoms.

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Dr David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I noticed some tenderness to my breast and a thick jelly

Good night. I noticed some tenderness to my breast and a thick jelly mucus vaginal secretion with some dark brown streaks in between today. Now i see some dark brown streaks on my underwear. The secretion didn't have a smell. No burning on urination. Mild abdominal tightness. Currently on birth control pills for the last 6 months and the end of my last period was about a week and a half ago. Should I be worried. According to my menstrual cycle tracker I was ovulating on Sunday... what do I do?

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dansheibley

Radiologist

Doctoral Degree

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I took birth control daily until the middle of my last

I took birth control daily until the middle of my last period which ended right around August 28th. I had unprotected sex on the 27th and 28th, with someone who has Klinefelter's syndrome. I also took Plan B the afternoon of the 28th. I am now having pain on the right side of my lower abdomen, as well as back pain and I feel nauseous. Could, against all odds, I be pregnant? It might be too early but I took a test and it was negative.

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Dr Basu

Physician

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