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Absence Of Menstrual Periods
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Some reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Heavy menstruation: There are anatomic causes due to pathologies of the uterus, such as polyps, fiboids, adenomyosis (endometriosis of the uterus, ) or pre-malignancies and malignancies. Non-anatomic causes include blood clotting problems, ovulation imbalances, medications and external hormones, etc.. ...Read more
Pelvic congestion: Generally, many women experience bloating and swelling around the time of their menstrual cycle due to hormone related increases in blood flow to the pelvis. This seems to be associated with increases in bladder leakage around menses in some women, although we are not sure of the exact mechanism. Avoid cravings for caffeine and chocolate which are bladder irritants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a way, yes: Irregular periods can happen for a number of reasons. Generally speaking, if you miss a period that means a mid cycle ovulation did not take place which in turn means no chance for the egg to be fertilized by a sperm. Check with your doctor if further testing is needed to ensure your ovaries are in good shape and that all the hormones necessary to regulate your cycle are intact. Diary will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hormones: Hormonal chnages that occur when you are having your period will cause the bloating to occur. ...Read more
Ovulation: Ovulation is necessary to have normal spontaneous menstrual periods. After ovulation the hormone Progesterone rises; if no pregnancy occurs, Progesterone falls and a period begins. In anovulation there is no Progesterone rise: menstruation cannot occur, so periods are irregular or absent altogether. ...Read more
No: But it can cause various negative behaviours. ...Read more
Yes: But need more data to confirm. Tsh, T4 lab and exam and scans. ...Read more
Possible: Possible, but see your doc to rule out medical issues-those aree hereditary too. ...Read more
Light period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more
Shouldn't : Unless you're doing something aggressive or traumatic, there should be no overt correlation between masturbation and menstrual flow. Masturbation *during* menstruation could theoretically cause the appearance of heavier flow but likely not actual increased volume of bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Period 8 days late no other symptoms of pregnancy period normally irregular. what is the likely-hood of pregnancy?
Pregnant??: possibly if you are having sex - irregular menses make unprotected sex - complicated since you generally can't rely on the "lateness" of the period. I would wait a week and repeat the test if you still haven't gotten your period. Do you want to be pregnant?? if not you need to use some sort of birth control If you do - you normally ovulate on the 14 th day after you start your mense ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding: It can be a variety of things including fibriods, endometriosis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or even pelvic inflammatory disease. Usually your doc will take a complete history, do a pelvic exam, and will consider an ultrasound. Treatment, like most things, depends on the cause of the painful, heavy periods. A pregnancy test is the first step. Best of luck. ...Read more
Many: Hormonal disturbances, peri menopause, menopause, stress, low body weight, , medications, other medical conditions, bleeding disorders, thyroid disease, pregnancy, diet, cysts, masses, tumors........ Too many to tell. A proper examination with a clinician can help to find the cause. ...Read more
Several: Pregnany #1, thyroid disorders, rapid weight changes-weight gain, weight loss (anorexia/bullemia conditions), dramaitc changes in diet/nutrition, anxiety, certain medications, etc are a few examples. If you have secondary amennorhea (your period was normal than stopped), see a gyn dr. For an evaluation and testing to determine the cause, good luck. ...Read more
My wife has history of missing period up to 18 days . 1month ago she got married and menstrual leriod late by 10days .. Negative pregnancy urine test?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Going on my second month of missing my period and always having regular periods but negative pregnancy results and having pregnancy and menstrual symp?
You may wish to see your doctor to get a blood test for HCG level and that should sort out the issue.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. Ask to be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome as this is the most common cause. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Anovulation: No ovulating can cause that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Seek medical eval to: Determine reason first. Normal menstrual periods do not last longer than 7 days. Possible causes / risks for excessively long periods include but are not limited to: uterine fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis , endometrial cancer, type i diabetes mellitus, bleeding disorders (l.E., von willebrand dz), clotting problems, infection, ovarian cyst, endometriosis ; hashimoto thyroiditis. ...Read more
Yes: The average menstrual period ranges from 3 to 5 days - but up to 7 or 10 days is the upper limit of what would be considered normal. If your periods are consistently 7 days or so, it is likely normal for you. Most women will have shorter and lighter periods when taking birth control pills. ...Read more
Is it normal for only one side of during my menstrual periods? Only one side of my pad is stained
Not sure: Given that this might represent a problem at the vaginal opening, perhaps you have noticed some change in the anatomy, or problems inserting or removing a tampon, or even problems with intercourse. If you are truly concerned, then go in for an exam with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
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