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Menorrhagia (Nonstop menstrual bleeding ) - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I want to walk but I have been in bed so long to rest that I cannot even think about walking without getting tired. I also weigh 152 pounds and have fibromyalgia.                                                                                                                   
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I am 48 and I am having period-type bleeding but it never stops.
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
Doctor :   never stops means ?
User :   has been going on for months now.
User :   Are you still there?
Doctor :   can you explain me the symptom in little more detail
User :   My husband says he thinks a lot of things are wrong with me all at once. bleeding like a period with cramps and backache the pain comes and goes but never quits. I used to have periods of 5 days every month but now they never quit.
Doctor :   did you check this with the doctor ?
User :   I am not working. I have been to a clinic and an er they ran tests and said they did not know what was wrong. My obgyn I cannot get to her her office staff says since I do not have medical insurance I cannot make an apointment and the insurance company said they will not insure me for my height to weight ratio I saw a very nice physician assistant? at the er they would not let a doctor look at me
Doctor :   bleeding continuously is not a matter to be taken easy when it is prolonged for quite long time
User :   I was not bleeding then just had a bad pain in my right lower abdomenHe gave me about 10 prednisone and 10 pain pills and said to go to Galveston to be looked at but the side pain went away so I did not go and now I feel too bad to go
Doctor :   are you on any medications at present ?
User :   Valerian over the counter my husband makes me take them for my bipolar to help me sleep and otitc antihistamines to lessen the pain and help me sleep and some baby aspirin but not aspirin often just when I get chest pain and I feel abandoned like there is nothing left to do but rest in bed and wait to die because nobody cares. My Mom died of complications of Lupus when she was 55 but she was not overweight.
Doctor :   ok
User :   They tested me for lupus after one of my hospitalizations for pneumonia but said it was borderline and could be a false positive because of my recent cure from pneumonia.
Doctor :   you need to undergo testing for the present bleeding problem
Doctor :   that includes the complete blood count and coagulation profile,
User :   I also have adult onset asthma which hardly bothers me at all and I have been told I have chronic bronchitis.
Doctor :   ultrasound scan of the pelvis
User :   I have a sun allergy
Doctor :   a pap smear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and also the hormonal profile like thyroid status
Doctor :   since you have over weight, one of the treatment would be to reduce the weight
Doctor :   this will bring relief in many of your symptoms
Doctor :   also daily exercise will give relief from taking pills for the sleep
User :   They did ultrasound and said the tech said they found something but did not know what it was they said something is in there but we don't know what I had a hernia repair thought they might be seeing my metal staples? I have had both ovaries and tubes surgically removed in 2 different surgeries because of benign cysts last one orange sized
Doctor :   if ovaries and tubes are removed why was the uterus left behind?
User :   I have tried a lot of different diets.
Doctor :   the problem of bleeding would not have been there if uterus also was removed as with out the ovaries and tubes uterus will become a non functional organ
Doctor :   diet only will not help in reducing the weight
Doctor :   strictly progressively reduction in the diet and progressively increasing the exercise over a period of 3 months will definitely reduce the weight
User :   I told them I wanted the utuerus removed so I can stop the bleeding. My husband said maybe we should find a surgeon and prepay and ask him to remove the utuerus. I prepaid for my hernia repair
Doctor :   how did this hernia happen ?
Doctor :   is it because of a scar or spontaneous ?
User :   I had 3 babies in 3 years and after the third my stomach hurt and pooched out and they found hernia and the cyst had gallbladder removed after that also and I have had tonsils out as a child.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   try to reduce the weight, and start exercise regularly, this will have a dramatic improvement in symptoms

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