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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Decreased Menstruation (Overview)

Decreased menstruation is a decrease in the number of times a woman has a period in a year. It can also mean one's menstrual periods have become much lighter in blood flow.


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What are the causes of scanty menstruation?

What are the causes of scanty menstruation?

Light Menstruation: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Decreased Menstruation (Overview)

Decreased menstruation is a decrease in the number of times a woman has a period in a year. It can also mean one's menstrual periods have become much lighter in blood flow.


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Does stains after menstruation mean any sign of abnormality?

Does stains after menstruation mean any sign of abnormality?

Usually not: However the longer you spot after a period and the more frequently it occurs the more likely something is going on. Such as infection, a problem with the cervix or your hormones being off. ...Read more

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How do I treat anaemia from heavy menstruation?

How do I treat anaemia from heavy menstruation?

Anemia: Discuss with your ob-gyn if you should be on iron supplementation. Be sure that that is the cause and that there is no other reason for the anemia. Your pcp can help determine that. ...Read more

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How is jock itch treated during menstruation? Need to keep the area clean and dry but too light flow for tampon use.

How is jock itch treated during menstruation? Need to keep the area clean and dry but too light flow for tampon use.

Clean and dry: And topical meds/anti-fungal cream for the external skin is warranted. If even the light flow is causing some moisture with a pad that you are concerned about, you can always use a tampon, even if for a light flow. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine to cure irregular menstruation?

Irregular Periods: Although supplements and herbal medications have a labeling stating that it is not intended to cure, treat or diagnose a disease, yes, there are multiple alternatives to surgery and traditional medicine to your problem. Causes could be multiple including a hormonal imbalance including thyroid and ovarian conditions, excessive weight gain, fibroids, endometriosis...Etc.... ...Read more

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What is the best drug used to relief the pains of menstruation after using a drug to stoping menstruation somedays ?!! Because the pain is very high .

What is the best drug used to relief the pains of menstruation after using a drug to stoping menstruation somedays ?!! Because the pain is very high .

Alleve: I find that alleve (naproxen) works better than any for moderate-severe menstrual pains. If you know when your period is coming, you can start taking 24 hours before and it might block the cycle of pain. ...Read more

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Menstruation (Definition)

Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more