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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Does alcohol's effect on women change when they're on their period?

Does alcohol's effect on women change when they're on their period?

No: Have not heard this from any of my women patients, and did a brief literature search and cannot find any reports of different effects of alcohol on women who are in their menstrual cycle. There are hormonal changes of mood during the period before the menstrual cycle, which together with alcohol, could conceivably change levels of depression or anxiety. ...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?

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