Posted by: concerned | 2004/11/09

health problems at ovulation time

Bloating, thick gelatinious mucous with white streaks, oedema - hands and feet(ankles). Increase in facial hair- chin & upper lip. Some discomfort in abdomen but no drastic pain. Last had a pap smear at GP, Jan. 2000 and no other female check up since or for about 5 years prior. Breast tenderness all through the monthly cycle and weight gain in the past 6 months - no deviation from previous eating patterns or activities? I'm almost 43 years of age. Early menopause?

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It could possibly be that these are menopausal symptoms. The thing that stands out is that you have not had a gynae check-up for almost 5 years. This is long overdue and would be a good idea now.

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Posted by: Ginger | 2004/11/09

Possible peri-menopause. But a thyroid function test for, particularly, an underactive thyroid gland, would not be a bad idea. It could explain the weight gain and increase in facial hair. You don't mention whether you also get cold quickly, but that could be another symptom.

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