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Experiencing low menstrual flow. What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Aug-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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Doctor:Welcome back...
User:my querry is regarding the menstrual cycle
Doctor:No problem. Please proceed to your query.
User:last 2 3 years i have been experiencing this..the flow is reducing.. although its regular every month.. i am 26 yrs old..
User:next 6 mnths i am planning for a baby but scared that this should not affect it
Doctor:May I ask how many pads you use in a day?
Doctor:And for how many days your period lasts?
User:3 to 4
User:it lasts for 3 days
Doctor:Was it more earlier?
User:4th day is hardly nethn
User:yes it was
User:it used to be for 5 days
Doctor:Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problems?
User:the onli difference i can c is that earlier it was lil thick
Doctor:May I know your weight and height?
User:n now its thin
User:no such issues
User:height is 5 2
User:my weight is 53
User:had done sonography earlier
User:but it was clear
Doctor:Thanks for confirming the details.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:yes plz
Doctor:Average women have periods lasting for 3-5 days.
Doctor:The number of pads used is 3-4 a day.
Doctor:From what I see, you are more normal than what you were earlier.
Doctor:Since your body weight is in ideal limits and you do not have any other medical condition (diabetes/thyroid problems),
Doctor:I don't see any issues with fertility and normal conceiving.
Doctor:You can proceed and plan for pregnancy as per your requirements.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:i XXXXXXX knw this fright i hv all the time
User:yes i understood wat u say.. is there any tests or nethn that can completely clear my doubt
Doctor:Two tests that are done with menstrual irregularities are ultrasound scan and thyroid check.
User:wat does this ultrascan mean exactly
Doctor:Since you have undergone scan and it was normal, you need not repeat it again.
User:ohh so its sonography
Doctor:If you like to clarify further, you may get your TSH and hemoglobin tested.
User:hemeglobin i hv tested last year it was normal
User:TSH is ??
Doctor:Yes, sonongraphy refers to ultrasound in collaquial language.
Doctor:Yes, TSH level is a thyroid hormone marker which can clarify further
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:okk thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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