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Do migraines and heavy periods have any connection?

Do migraines and heavy periods have any connection?

Possible: Both menstrual migraine and menstrually related migraines do occur and not unique to find success from meds used as preventatives such as topirimate or depakote. A triptans Frova (frovatriptan) can both stop and prevent ha's. Discuss these approaches with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hypermenorrhea (Definition)

Hypermenorrhea is menstrual flow that is heavy. About 1 in 20 women have heavy flow. If you need to change a pad or tampon every 2 hours or more or have gushing or soak into your clothes frequently you have hypermenorrhea. See a doctor. ...Read more


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I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. Best treatment?

I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. Best treatment?

Go see your doctor: Tell him/her what's bothering you. Check out options i've listed at http://alvinblin.Com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention.Html. Some are otc while others require prescription. But all are evidence-based. Also consider oral contraception to keep from cycling. No menses, no migraines. Voila! of course, this assumes you don't want any more children. ...Read more

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Heavy periods and bad pains?

Heavy periods and bad pains?

Heavy periods: Heavy periods frequently are related to ovary cyst, abnormal hormone balance. If you are close to the menopausal, could be heavy, if you are taking to much pain medication, or having coagulation abnormalities. Ultrasound help, dr gyn. Check up and lab test, for hormone, coagulation profile, and back pain evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of heavy periods at 44?

See a GYN: If your periods are too painful/heavy, see a GYN and get an US to detect problems like cervical lesions, infections, polyps, or fibroids. If you don't have any of these, you may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring. The best option is a hormonal IUD (Mirena), that thins the lining and decreases your flow significantly. Some women even stop having periods! ...Read more

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I have really heavy periods should I be concern?

Heavy periods: Heavy periods are indicated by passing clots , flooding through clothes , requiring unusually high number of tampoons or pads or combination of two or bleeding for more than 7 days. Heavy periods can be caused fibroids, poly cystic ovaries, medications, IUD . It can cause low haemoglobin and affect physically , socially and emotionally. Examination by doctor and investigation would be recommended ...Read more

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How come I get heavy periods at 17?

How come I get heavy periods at 17?

Common: There are many reasons for heavy periods and they can occur at any age. Common reasons at a young age are use of certain medications (aspirin, some herbals etc), not ovulating regularly, and some blood disorders. If they are consistently heavy, get a good exam and some blood work to evaluate them. ...Read more

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Is there a remedy for heavy periods?

Yes: The options will depend on age, anatomical pathology if any and reproductive desires. Pathology has to be addressed. If interested in preserving fertility, hormonal manipulation in the form of progesterones or bcps are options. If fertility is not and issue you could have an in office endometrial ablation or outpatient hysterectomy. Your doctor will be the best person to tailor your care. ...Read more

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How to deal with heavy periods at school?

How to deal with heavy periods at school?

Normal?: I'll answer assuming you have seen your Doctor to determine there are no reasons like fibroids or other medical condition causing heavy bleeding and you have been checked for anemia. My advise is to Be prepared. Bring plenty of spare pads, tampons and undies, wear black pants. I have had patients tell me they wear depends on their heaviest days. You may want to look into getting a uterine ablation ...Read more

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Are my heavy periods contributing to my low iron?

Are my heavy periods contributing to my low iron?

Quite possibly: Low iron, which is associated with anemia, is commonly caused by chronic blood loss. Heavy menstrual bleeding and/or prolonged bleeding can lead to iron deficiency and anemia. Fatigue and exercise intolerance are common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can women with heavy periods have healthier babies?

Can women with heavy periods have healthier babies?

No information: There is no information to confirm or refute that statement. No logical reason for such as well. ...Read more

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Excessive Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

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