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Why can't I test thyroid during menstruation?

Why can't I test thyroid during menstruation?

You can: The TSH can be drawn at any time during the menstrual cycle. If that is not normal then additional blood tests may be needed - they can also be done irrespective of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is it fine to test TSH during menstruation?

Is it fine to test TSH during menstruation?

Yes: Tsh level is not affected by your menstrual cycle although abnormal thyroid function can influence your cycle. ...Read more

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Why high body temp during menstruation?

Why high body temp during menstruation?

Basal body temp: After ovulation, your core body temperature actually increases about a degree. This stays elevated and then comes back down during your period. This is one explanation. The other thing that might be going on is a version of hotflashes related to decreasing estrogen levels that occur during your period. ...Read more

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Is it okay to. Undergo sex during. Menstruation?

Is it okay to. Undergo sex during. Menstruation?

Yes: One can have sexual intercourse during menses. Encourage use of protection every time you have sex if you are not ready for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do teenagers need to feel strong pain during menstruation?

Do teenagers need to feel strong pain during menstruation?

Menstrual cramps: No one should suffer from menstrual cramps, if your period is regular, you can take ibuprofen oe aleve (naproxen) starting 1 day prior to the start of your period, that might help prevent & alleviate the pain. Talk to your doctor regrding the proper dose for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can we walk during menstruation?

Can we walk during menstruation?

Yes: The process is natural and should not be used as an excuse to alter a persons normal routine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have large clots during menstruation?

Is it normal to have large clots during menstruation?

NO: You need to see your gyn or a gyn for a workup and evaluation and you can get on txment to stop the heavy bleeding and to make sure nothing strange is going on, no reason to suffer, make an appt this week, I treat that same problem every day in my office and the causes can be quite differnet and the txment options quite differnet depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Do ovaries swell during menstruation?

Do ovaries swell during menstruation?

Ovary: Ovary swell and release egg during mid female menstrual cycle; 2nd half of cycle the corpus luteum, old egg site dries up. If egg is fertilized by sperm in mid cycle in fallopian tube, the corpus luteum supports Progesterone for pregnancy... ...Read more

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Can xenical be taken during menstruation?

Can xenical be taken during menstruation?

Yes: Xenical works by blocking digestion of approximately a third of ingested fat - so menstruation should not have an impact. ...Read more

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Why do boobs get heavier during menstruation?

Why do boobs get heavier during menstruation?

This is because some: Women experience fluid retention. The more fluid in the breast, the heavier it becomes. ...Read more

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Why do I crave sugary foods during menstruation periods?

Why do I crave sugary foods during menstruation periods?

Energy: When you are menstruating the loss of some blood and cramps etc cause increased fatigue. The body often craves carbohydrates for quick energy during stressful times hence your craving for sugary foods during menstruation. ...Read more

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What are causes of poor contractions during menstruation?, I am 23

What are causes of poor contractions during menstruation?, I am 23

Usually PG's: PG's are hormones called prostaglandins which are normally produced by the lining of your uterus and are believed to be the primary cause of the uterine contractions which you experience as menstrual cramps. These can be severe and associated with other symptoms which may be alleviated by heating pads, rest and medications like ibuprofen, naproxens, mefenamates, oral contraceptives and others. ...Read more

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Can do foot massage during menstruation?

Can do foot massage during menstruation?

Of course, can help!: Foot massage is of great benefit and can be very useful for easing menstrual cramps and other discomforts associated with menstruation.
See https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xvxBwqhwXzY ...Read more

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Does cervix dialate during menstruation?

Does cervix dialate during menstruation?

Cervix: Mid menstrual female cycle, cervix dilates minimally, has secretions friendly for sperm in seminal fluid to travel thru to get to egg in fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite during menstruation normal?

Is loss of appetite during menstruation normal?

Maybe: A constellation of (generally mild) symptoms constitute the personal "normal" for each woman during periods, however influenced by genetic factors and variable over time. Some may even suffer excessive appetite.At certain age, or for other reasons symptoms may change. Question is:what is your personal normalcy? Since any substantial changes from it deserve a comment from your dr/gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do I have cramps during menstruation because of clots?

Do I have cramps during menstruation because of clots?

Momentarily: Cramping during a menstrual period indicated that the uterus is in the process of loosening and expelling the inner lining in preparation for a new cycle. If in the process blood accumulates in the uterus, it, too, needs to be expelled, potentially making the cramping momentarily worse. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have unprotected sex during menstruation?

Is it safe to have unprotected sex during menstruation?

Depends: When you say safe are you referrring to getting pregnant? If so then it is very unlikely you will get pregnant while on your period. Often people mistake other vaginal bleeding episodes for their actual period. If you do not want to be pregnant you should be on birth control and using condoms. Stds can be passed at anytime if sex is unprotected. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have increased sex drive during menstruation?

Is it normal to have increased sex drive during menstruation?

Yes: Some women have increased secual drive during menses. As long as you and your partner feel fine having sex during this period you should be fine. ...Read more

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Why do I urinate and deficate more often during menstruation?

Why do I urinate and deficate more often during menstruation?

Uterine contractions: Small uterine contractions as occurs with menstruation may stimulate the bladder and bowels. ...Read more

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What do I do to relieve PMS or the mood changes during menstruation?

What do I do to relieve PMS or the mood changes during menstruation?

Change diet/exercise: Decrease intake of fats, salt and sugar during this time and increase intake of complex carbohydrates. Six small meals rather than 3 larger meals will keep your blood sugar level more consistent.

Calcium 1200mg/d and magnesium each day may improve mood and decrease swelling.

Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Aerobic exercise 30min/d

diuretics or mild antidepressants may provide relief of symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do some women experience painful cramps every month during menstruation?

Why do some women experience painful cramps every month during menstruation?

Primary dysmenorrhea: In the absence of a pelvic pathology like fibroids, endometriosis or others, most cases of primary dysmenorrhea are believed to be due to excessive, intense, uncoordinated uterine contractions caused by abnormal prostaglandin production by the endometrium or to inappropriate muscular-vascular responses to prostaglandin-like molecules. ...Read more

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To ask something if during menstruation is safe having sex and after the menstruation how many days would be safe?

To ask something if during menstruation is safe having sex and after the menstruation how many days would be safe?

NeedHigherCalculus: With the proviso that you can get pregnant any time--during your period is a low risk time. Think of it like this, the probability is lowest at the beginning (or a little before)the start of your period and then increases progressively each day until ovulation when it is highest (starting a few days before ovulation) then decreases near the next cycle. Confusing? Good. ALWAYS USE PROTECTION. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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