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Do Not Test Thyroid During Menstruation
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
I have tachycardia before and during menstruation. All the tests I have made were normal. What can I do to stop tachycardia?
Would a ddimer test come out higher during menstruation? My result was 4.6 with under 5 being normal. 8 wks post csection. Will this lower more w time
Normal range: Your test appears to be in the normal range ...Read more
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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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
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
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
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
That is usually: Related to increased prostaglandins.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Heating pad: The old fashioned heating pad is still one of the best ways to resolve this issue. ...Read more
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