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Alcohol And Heavy 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
I don't have consistent menstral flow. Ususlly I have to drink alcohol to trigger my period. Its been two weeks & I still don't hav d flow. Help pls?
Last time I consumed alcohol it made my period really heavy. Why is this and will it happen again?
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Menorrhagia: Menorrhagia is loss of > 80ml of blood or lasting > 7 days. In a 51 yo, causes, may be anovulatory cycles with prolonged estrogen production, endometrial or cervical cancer or polyp, atrophic vaginitis, coagulation disorders, cervical or vaginal trauma, foreign bodies, hypothyroidism, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, tuberculosis, etc treatment depends on the cause. Consult obgyn. Thanks. ...Read more
I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, heavy, dark, and every other week for the last five weeks (3 on, 2 off).
Polymenorrhea: The bleeding you describe may be related to pregnancy, which may be in your fallopian tubes, or even an incompletely spontaneously aborted pregnancy, part of which (placenta) could still be in the womb and causing the bleeding. Get a serum HCG test for pregnancy, and if negative, see your health provider immediately. ...Read more
Hello dr my menstrual started early (23days) and spotted only few dops on first day and stopped. Before I use have heavly period because I m using iud.
Cycle control: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more
My daughter is having unusually long heavy menstrual periods that last 12 days sometimes more. Is this normal? If not what can be done to prevent it?
No and yes: No not normal & yes an be prevented. She should have lab testing done. Thyroid disorder, coagulation studies, a liver panel & check for anemia would be a good start. It's possible it's just her hormones working themselves out. Birth control pills or cyclical Progesterone can shorten and lighten the flow. Using Ibuprofen 800mg 3x/day for up to 3 days w food can help too. ...Read more
If blood reproduces itself then why is it that I am anemic because of my heavy menstrual periods?
Yes: You do replace blood lost with menstrual periods. When you loose blood, you loose iron. Like your kitchen pantry, when you keep taking things out, your pantry becomes empty. Therefore, you need to replace the lost iron with diet and iron supplements. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
It's not unusual to: Have short heavy cycles. Do they hurt? I have a great idea. Go to your doc, get on the pill if sexually active. Then ask about topirimate for your migraines. At 50 mg it's great for some people but, though dose is low, can cause pregnancy issues. Make sure u r sleeping and not clinching teeth badly. This is bruxism, makes migraines worse. Perhaps a small amount of medicine for mood? Gd luc. ...Read more
Get rid of the IUD: Or if you want to keep the iud you need to get an ultrasound to make sure nothing strange is going on, and then you can take a medicine called Lysteda that will slow down you period bleeding so see yoiur gyn to discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
What can cause 2 full on heavy menstrual periods 3 days apart.? with occasional spotting in between, previous smear and sexual health tests normal?
Frequent periods: Many possibilities. Be sure you are not pregnant. See your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
Dr. I m 22 and my menstrual periods start at the age of 13. my height is 5feet and 4 inches and my weight is 52.5 kg. I want to increase my height. P?
I heard that heavy menstrual periods can cause anemia. Is there anything I can do to prevent the anemia?
Yes: Anemia can be treated with iron supplementation. The key though is to fix the underlying cause. Discuss treatment options for heavy periods with your obgyn. If you still want children then birth control pills can lighten the cycle. If you are done with pregnancies you may be a candidate for an in office endometrial ablation to lighten or stop your cycles. ...Read more
If I have spotting the day before my menstrual cycle starts to be heavy does that count as the day my period begins?
Spotting: The spotting may be normal for you but most would consider the first day of heavy flow as day 1. ...Read more
Can excessive stress 2 weeks prior to my period starting have caused my menstrual cycle to be heavier than usual this month?
I have a very heavy menstrual flow for the first 36 hours. My period has just started and I am flying overseas tonight. Is there anything I can do?
My menstrual cycle came 2 weeks early. I ended my period 2 weeks ago at the end of january, two weeks later it started again. It lasted four days. The first two days were light. Then it got really heavy and went back to normal and ended. I'm still bloated
It may be that your hormones are off balance, which can happen from conditions such as stress or weight changes (weight too high or too low). If there is any chance that you are pregnant please take a test (some pregnancies can cause spotting or bleeding).
If you have pain, soaking more than a pad an hour, light-headedness, fainting or vomiting then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about my menstrual cycle? I have been on my period for about 25 days now. At first it was really light and after about 8 days it stopped. I had a break for 1 day then it came back really heavy. I am having to wear a super plus tampon
Yes: You need to be evaluated. A pregnancy test and an ultrasound would be helpful. Depending on your age an endometrial biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more
Dysmenorrhea: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
At Times...: Heavy menstrual bleeding is one of the most common reasons for a gyn visit. Most are due to simple hormonal "imbalances" like pcos/anovulation. These are treatable with medications based on your plans for conceiving. But, other things may cause it as well: bleeding disorders, thyroid chanhes, weight changes, stress, medications, uterine/ov tumors or abnormal endometrial tisssue. Needs proper eval. ...Read more
Is it normal for your period blood to be bright red and heavy on your last day of your menstrual cycle?
It can be: Color ranges go from brown, maroon, to bright fluorescent red/hot pink, light pink, blood red (hence the name!) the more oxygenated it is, the brighter red it is. Even on the last day of your period. Can be heavy too, although normally it's not. Some people have short heavy periods, others have heavy, then light. So, it's quite individual in reality. ...Read more
My menstrual cycle hasn't come for 3 months. It's never been normal, but not this bad. Plus, I have heavy and long periods and cramps. What's wrong?
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