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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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Should you drink alcohol while on period?

Should you drink alcohol while on period?

Menstrual Period.: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt if you have problems with cramps, bloating or excessive pain during your period. ...Read more

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Is there a test that can be given to determine if one has consumed alcohol within the last 24 hour period?

Is there a test that can be given to determine if one has consumed alcohol within the last 24 hour period?

Breathalyzer: Breathalyzer or blood testing would accomplish this. The liver metabolizes alcohol at a set rate so the size of a person can make a difference in how long it is detectable. This would also vary depending on how much alcohol was consumed in that 24hr period. If a small enough amount is consumed it might not be detectible even a few hours later. ...Read more

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Is it possible that alcohol delay period?

Is it possible that alcohol delay period?

If a person: Drank heavily enough to impact health/ liver function that could impact the menstrual cycle. Having a beer or two should not delay one's period. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol while on period bad?

It is if you have: Excessive bloating, cramps or other problematic symptoms during your period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol during your period?

Would avoid for: Significant dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt during period if you have excessive pain or bloating. ...Read more

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Does alcohol make your period late?

Does alcohol make your period late?

Not normally: If a woman was a really heavy drinker with liver disease - this could potentially impact her menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Given that if you drink more alcohol you will feel more drunk, but will you also be drunk for a longer period of time?

Yes: But this is very dependent on gender and genetics and so much more! As well a persons ability to metabolize alcohol and any other co-existing health problems. In kidney or liver disease or combo of both, add no alcohol dehydrogenase (genetic abnormality) and a person could remain 'drunk' until dead. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause a heavier period?

Can drinking alcohol cause a heavier period?

Thinning blood: Alcohol can thin the blood and could theoretically cause a heavier period and increased blood loss. ...Read more

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I crave alcohol very much before my period. Mostly wine. How come?

Hormonal?: I can imagine it's hormonal in some way. Maybe alcohol helps your cramps. Sometimes it seems that our bodies crave what it needs. For example, my wife who never eats red meat, craved red meat while she was pregnant-i guess to help boost her iron levels. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol delay a period?

Can drinking too much alcohol delay a period?

I am not familiar: With alcohol delaying periods. However, illnesses due to excessive alcohol use could delay a period. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol stop my period to have sex?

Could drinking alcohol stop my period to have sex?

Drinking and sex: It's unclear what you're asking ; if you drink a lot it could decrease your sexual desire. Also if you're a heavy drinker it could interfere with your menstruation -your period forvarious reasons. ...Read more

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Can I take period control pills after drinking alcohol?

Can I take period control pills after drinking alcohol?

BCP and ETOH: The effectiveness of birth control pills is not impacted by alcohol but the hormones in the pills can reduce the liver's ability to metabolize ethanol and this leads to higher blood alcohol levels and intensifies the effects of drinking. You should be careful when drinking and probably drink less than when you are off the pills. ...Read more

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I have drank alcohol for the first time 2 weeks ago and the period is not yet came. Any suggestions? Or prescriptions?

I have drank alcohol for the first time 2 weeks ago and the period is not yet came. Any suggestions? Or prescriptions?

Sounds normal.: Alcohol use and your cycle are not likely related in any way. It is very common to have a missed cycle or two at your age. Pregnancy is a common cause but so is stress, diet, activity, etc. Suggestion: if you are concerned about pregnancy check a pregnancy test. If you are not, then relax. No medication necessary. ...Read more

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It's almost like a subconscience urge, but I tend to crave alcohol before my period and have noticed that I have minimal tolerance for it.

It's almost like a subconscience urge, but I tend to crave alcohol before my period and have noticed that I have minimal tolerance for it.

Catching on - Good: Very good, on right track. Cravings are inherently far more (if not totally) mental, subconscious & related to associations formed from previous experiences. At the same time, that does not mean associations are always helpful or healthy, as you make reference to. Study the first portion of video: "science for smart people": human intelligence & pattern recognition. Confront memories, hx, reasons. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect the flow of my period?

Will drinking alcohol affect the flow of my period?

Not likely: A small amount of alcohol should not affect your periods. However, excessive alcohol can possible lead to disruptive cycles. ...Read more

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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?

See GYN: A gynecologist can help regulate your period, as it is not uncommon to have irregular cycles and flows. It is certainly not recommended to drink alcohol, especially in the case you were pregnant, to bring on your late period. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol cause you to have late period?

I have not heard of: This as a reason for a delayed period. However, if you are a consistent heavy drinker with alcohol related illness that would be another matter. ...Read more

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Can you lose love handles when you stopped drinking alcohol after a period of time?

Alcohol and gut: Acute alcohol administration results in changes in gonadal hormones that differed by sex. Vassal et al 2012 showed that alcohol-induced suppression of testosterone occurred predominantly in men and increases in Estradiol occurred predominantly in women. It is known circulating levels of testosterone and Estradiol deeply affect adipocyte proliferation, differentiation, and fat mass distribution. ...Read more

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How much alcohol could a person consume over a period of time that they would have seizures from cold turkey?

How much alcohol could a person consume over a period of time that they would have seizures from cold turkey?

Hard to tell...: One would have to consume copious amounts of alcohol to achieve this; or one may actually have epilepsy and the alcohol is simply lowering the seizure threshhold; please get with your physician and explore this; you may even need to see a neurologist to undergo some diagnostic testing figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I've bleed twice this week each after ive drank alcohol is it nornal to be bleeding? Should I seek medical attention? (10 days early on my period)

See a doctor: Any abnormal vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated. There are many possible causes, but alcohol isn't one of them, so the timing probably is a coincidence. I wonder if you also had sex around those times? Bleeding triggered by sex is often due to cervicitis, which in turn is often caused by STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia. In any case, see a doctor soon and check it out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could alcohol have the same effect on the liver while having mono in its incubation period?

If a person: Is not yet symptomatic then the alcohol is likely to have less adverse effects than if a person has mononucleosis that is effecting the liver. However, why drink if you believe you are likely to have become infected by mononucleosis. ...Read more