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Suggest treatment for heavy bleeding during menstrual cycle

20 year old African American woman, ongoing history of heavy menstrual cycle with debilitating cramps. Frequent headaches/ neck pains. Frequently cold no matter what I wear. I m naturally very light-skinned but I ve noticed my skin looks very pale if not unhealthy (I ve had acne since I always thought maybe it was the products but I haven t taken any acne mediation in years and my skin still looks very dull) I m always tired (not exhausted but just no energy )I m booking an appointment with my doctor for Friday but a second opinion never hurt
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
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Hello,

Your symptoms are concerning for hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels). Please follow up with your primary provider to undergo a thyroid function test. If confirmed, treatment is with thyroid hormone replacement.

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Dr.Lekshmi Rita Venugopal
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