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vital: ask the Doc; Craig Lennox Our GP expert will answer your questions every week.

Byline: Craig Lennox

Q I AM having a cataract removed next week and I don't know what to expect.

ACATARACT surgery is a common low-risk procedure.

It only takes about 45 minutes and you can go home that day.

Someone needs to collect you from the hospital and look after you for at least 24 hours.

You will have a pad over your eye and be given eye-drops to prevent infection and inflammation.

Your vision will take a month or so to settle down.

Q I AM 15 and I haven't had a period for three months. I can't be pregnant, what is wrong?

A YOUNG women often have irregular periods for the first few years.

Sometimes they stop for a while and other times you may get more than one a month.

This usually settles down with time and does not mean you have fertility problems.

Extreme weight loss and stress can stop your periods, so make sure you have a healthy lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 2, 2008
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