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what is pre menstrual disorder /syndrome ?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cyclic disorder: It is a contellation of symptoms that women experience during the 2 weeks prior to the onset of the period. It usually involves pain, bloating, moodiness/irritability, anger, swelling, headaches, bloating. It is due to the abrupt decline in Progesterone that occurs before menstruation begins. It can be helped with Progesterone supplementation, sometimes other medications, or ocps.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

Are there any effective alternative therapies for treating menstrual disorders?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Menstrual disorder: Depends on what kind of mentrual disorder you are referring too. There are many types of menstrual disorders with many types of treatment.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Do anticonceptive injections create irregular menstrual periods?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Any medication that has hormones (especially ones for birth control) can affect your periods.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

If I am still having regular menstrual cycles while on tamoxifen, is there a chance the tamoxifen isn't really doing it's job?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Possible: I would talk to your oncologist and gynecologist about this. It depends on your age and weight, etc. There are blood tests that can be done to determine how well your ovaries are being suppressed.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Tamoxifen is not intended to stop the menstrual cycle.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have mentrual cramps I took midol but I wont get better what else can I take?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Cramps: Stop all caffiene, use a heating pad, aerobic exercise and sometimes calcium can be of benefit. Birth control pills can help as well.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What could cause pre-menstrual symptoms to be present, but no period?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
PC OS: Often related to obesity but not always. Try aerobic exercise and a low-carb diet avoid caffeine.

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