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Can Exercise Cause Breakthrough Bleeding
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...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
It may: It is great that you are exercising to stay healthy! of course, one of the side effects of exercise is sweating. Make sure that you are staying hydrated and shower as soon as you are able. Sweat and moisture can create an environment for vaginal discharge and possible infection. The bleeding could be from possible irritation to the vagina. See your doctor for an exam just to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Posssible: You need to be evaluated by your gyn as you need a workup which includes an exam, blood work and an ultrasound. Increase in prostaglandins can contribute to the nausea and you want to make sure you do not have certain gyn conditions like endometriosis, etc. There are many different treatment options to treat your bleeding and nausea depending on the cause, so no need to suffer, see your gyn.. ...Read more
Not typically,but...: Menstrual activity, including the duration & amount of bleeding, related discomfort, emotional symptoms, & the cycle itself -- is a complex phenomenon, that can be affected by many variables. One variable could be stress. More often however, stress results from period problems, including excessive bleeding. Don't assume it's stress causing heavy flow -instead, have a gynecologist check you out. ...Read more
NO: Vitamin B12 is extremely safe and has no known toxicity. There is no known association with menstruation. See http://www.Crnusa.Org/safetypdfs/013crnsafetyvitaminb12.Pdf if you have heavy bleeding B12 (along with iron & folic acid) will help you make new blood cells. Irregular heavy bleeding may be caused by fibroid tumors or other imbalances and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. ...Read more
NO!: Exercise, if anything, will make your period better, but in general, exercise and the severity of your period are not correlated. Get a bunch of elite female athletes together and you will see: even though they are all at the top of their sports, in amazing physical condition, exercising huge amounts most days, some will have horrid periods, and some will be light and easy. It's genetics mostly. ...Read more
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