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I have a query related to my wife's health
she was suffering from spondilysis
recently she has complained of severe body ache
this used to happen on a monhly basis during the time of her periods
and would usually last for a day
she used to have heavy bleeding earlier
and as advised by a gynac had done a D & C around 2 years ago
the flow did not improve after the D & C
she also mentioned that her periods were delayed recently
this body ache seems too much recently
yesterday she also complained about a pain in the chest
which was also felt in her arm
we thougt of going for an ecg, but since the pain subsided later, did not go
no pain was felt thereafter till today
what can be done for the body ache?
You have reported few concerns about your wife:
2. Body aches which occur on a monthly basis.
3. Menstrual disturnbances
Since the first is already known, I will not discuss about that.
About the second, body aches; May I know if they occur in relation to periods always?
And does it subside with periods?
*I mean after period?
Does she run fever, suffer with nausea/vomiting or any other symptoms along with the aches?
she feels an XXXXXXX sort of fever, although the body is not hot externally
Let me brief you.
feeling of vomitting is not common
Let me address the second concern now.
sometimes though she does feel nausea
Since you report her bodyaches are related to periods, it is most likely possible that the cause may be her period disturbances.
Every time a women bleeds, the breakage of tissue within the uterus releases certain chemicals
which can produce various symptoms including bodyaches, abdominal cramps, nausea, headache, irritability and so on.
The severity of symptoms is directly proportional to the amount of flow she has.
So in your wife's case, I believe if we can treat her menstrual irregularities, then her bodyaches should reduce.
Are you with me?
Now, regarding menstrual irregularity or rather the heavy flow can be triggered by multiple factors.
Has she been evaluated for that - blood hormone tests, pelvic examination, ultrasound or hysteroscopy?
we did a full checkup last year, including a PAP smear test ,etc
It did not reveal any thing abnormal
I forgot to mentioned that she is diabitic
her recent sugar level was around 170 in the morning (fasting)
she has regular medicines for diabeties
Metafort and Gylocomet
could the sugar levels cause the body ache?
she also complains of breathlessness
quite often recently
These factors needs to be checked by a qualified gynecologist.
we intend to go again
she had seeen a gynac earlier and got a D & C done
Excessive bleeding can also lead to anemia. And anemia itself can cause other symptoms such as low appetite, breathing difficulties, weakness, tiredness and so on.
she used to take iron tablets earlier
And diabetes perse can cause localised burning/pain. Systemic/generalized pain is unlikely to be related to diabetes.
Therefore to summarize, it is likely that solution to her body aches would be identifying the cause of excessive menstrual bleeding and treating it.
The treatment can be in the form of hormonal pills, repeated D&C or removal of uterus.
Her last complaint about chest pain is probably an independent entity related to heart burn, angina or other muscular ache.
Hope I have answered all your queries.
on the breathlessness, what could be the cause. It happens very often...especially when she goes to sleep
The causes of breathlessness is classified as lung causes, heart causes and other systemic causes - anemia, sleep apnea, acid base imbalance or psychological conditions.
Occasionally patients suffering with heartburn do complain of difficulty to breathe.
Based on the data provided,the cause could related to one of the systemic causes.
We can have more clues regarding the causes through investigations.
I would suggest you to visit a qualified gynecologist nearby.
yes, would you sugest any tests
It is always better to suggest investigations after a face to face physical examination especially when there are many symptoms spread across the body are associated.
This would avoid both over investigation as well as under investigating.
It can proceed to ultrasound abdomen and serum FSH, estrogen and progestrone analysis
I recommend you to consult the gynecologist first and later proceed with investigations.
Hope it is clear to you.
Do you have any doubts?
no. Its okay for now...We shall see a gynec and proceed with the tests later
many thanks for your time
You are welcome.
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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