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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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