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Causes for irregular menses, oral contraception, pigmentation near lips and chin, dark underarms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   my periods r irregular since 2-3mnths.........i never had such an irregulaity before
Doctor :   ok
User :   wat cud b the reason
Doctor :   there are many reasons
Doctor :   like stress
User :   m gettng ready for a married life
Doctor :   ok
User :   not immediately it wl b in jan
Doctor :   overweight
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   causes iam telling u
User :   ok sorry pls go ahead
Doctor :   many gynaecological conditions
User :   ok
Doctor :   Causes of the metrorrhagia irregular menses pattern are unknown or are more likely related to stresses and ingested medications or substances that disrupt corpus luteum function or even act as anticoagulant blood thinners
Doctor :   Heavy caffeine consumers tend to have twice the risk of short cycle length (less than 24 days)
Doctor :   smoking
Doctor :   alcohol consumption do
Doctor :   result in irregular menses
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   any doubts so far
User :   ya m gettng ur point
Doctor :   ok
User :   still i cudnt mak out wat exactly is the reason fr my irreigularity
Doctor :   it can be one of the reasons
Doctor :   abive
Doctor :   above
User :   stress can b one of the reason
Doctor :   Yes..
User :   shud i get a med check up done fr ths...
User :   i mean to find ou the exact cause
Doctor :   Yes that is the first step that needs to be done since once the cause is assertained
User :   ok
Doctor :   then it will help us to treat it better..
User :   ok
Doctor :   Can you provide us your contact number..
Doctor :   Oral contraceptives (OCPs) are the most commonly used hormonal treatment for irregular menses.
User :   also earlier i never had any sort of pain pr anythng durng periods also it used to b a short one say 2-2 1/2 days bt now it coms with stomach pain body ache head ache...n it lasts fr 3-4 days
User :   Oral contraceptives - wat r these??
Doctor :   What is your age now?
User :   goin to b 23
Doctor :   They are hormone based pills that
Doctor :   help regularize the hormonal status of the body and hence
User :   i see
Doctor :   they will reduce the irregularity
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that you will need
User :   u asked me my age
Doctor :   Fill this form and tell me when done
Doctor :   Yes..
Doctor :   That was to rule out a few causes..
User :   oh k
User :   can u tell me wat r the practical ways to avoid conception
Doctor :   That needs to be through the natral methods
User :   like
Doctor :   Like the safe period
Doctor :   In between the periods if they are regular
Doctor :   Then the first few days and the Last few days are the safe once
User :   few days means
User :   bt in my case its irregular na these days :(
Doctor :   between 8th - 18th day of the cycle are the risk days for a conception
Doctor :   Yes hence we cannot predict the exact date of ovulation
User :   8th day v calculate from the last day of the periods??
Doctor :   Once the bleeding stops
Doctor :   from that day to the 8days there after
User :   ok
User :   watelse wud u suggest
Doctor :   Since the causes are very much curable
Doctor :   i woul recommend you to get the Gynaecological
Doctor :   opinion first and few investigations
Doctor :   they will help us with the cause
Doctor :   andhence the treatment
Doctor :   becomes easier..
User :   u r talkng abt irregular periods?
Doctor :   yes..
Doctor :   Fill this form and tell me when done
User :   ya its done
Doctor :   Any more information that you would require..
User :   bt u didnt tell more about ways to avoid conception
Doctor :   Other than the
Doctor :   the one mentioned Condoms are very safe and effective
User :   ok
Doctor :   Oral contraceptive pills are used
User :   before intercourse or after that
Doctor :   Barrier methods are not advisable in your case..
Doctor :   They need to be taken from the first day of the cycle regularly
User :   i see
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   yeah its done
User :   one more thng doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   ther s pigmentation around my lips , corners n upper part of chin
User :   can u suggest a safe way t oget rid of t
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u specify
Doctor :   dark pigmentation isit
User :   ya
User :   my forehead cheeks nose r all fair but the areas i mentioned r havng black color
Doctor :   there was various methods to get rid of dark pigmentation
User :   can u pls help me out
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   chemical peeling
Doctor :   laser surgery
Doctor :   What we call iontophoresis
User :   ok nd
Doctor :   also we have procedure called dermabrasion
User :   chemical peeling means wat
Doctor :   by which we can help u over the problem
Doctor :   here we use acetic acid
Doctor :   or tri-acetic acid
Doctor :   it should trichoro acetic acid
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   or gylcolic acid
Doctor :   to remove the pigments
User :   wher can i get such a treatmnt done
User :   can tht b useful for under-arms wher also im havng balck coloration
Doctor :   we can arrange for cosmetologist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u specify the blackish discolouration underarms
Doctor :   ok
User :   may b cos i get it shaved or i dnt knw wats the reaosn fr my under arms r slight black in color cos of which i cant wear any sleeveless tops
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will suggest few remedies
Doctor :   for that
User :   ya pls dr.
Doctor :   It is best if you wax your underarms regularl
Doctor :   Underarms generally look dark due to thick hair under the skin, caused by shaving.
Doctor :   Waxing removes hair from the root, so there is no hair under the skin, and the underarms look clean.
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   Also, regular waxing reduces hair growth over a period of time. How long it takes differs from person to person
Doctor :   Often, as soon as you wax for the first time after shaving for a long time, your underarms look much cleaner and lighter. This is because the hair is a lot thicker, so the wax gets a good grip and pulls it all out. There are chances your armpits may bleed very slightly, so don't get unduly worried if this happens
User :   ok
Doctor :   try dermaline skin whitening cream and apply every other day only because this area is thin and sensitive.
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
User :   dermaline skin whitening cream?? any brand name fr ths?
Doctor :   yep thats brand name
Doctor :   u get in pharmcy
User :   ok
Doctor :   or else u can try waxing
Doctor :   that should help u over come ur problem
User :   wl ths cream help my pigmntion around lips which i mnetioned earlie
Doctor :   rather than cream
Doctor :   u can consult the dermatologist
Doctor :   for that
User :   ok
User :   thnks alot for your help
Doctor :   we can fix appointment
Doctor :   if u wish so
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   wher wl b that
User :   anywher in cochin ??
Doctor :   as of now we are banaglore based
User :   ok
Doctor :   we will be coming to cochin shortly
User :   gr8
Doctor :   thankx for visiting healthcare magic
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   bye
User :   u too hav a nice day
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can you with?
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat window, Please get back if you need any medical advice.

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