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Im gettig irrigular periods and heavy can menopace orignal hormonal activity viotbatics help to regulate my periods?

No: Sorry, but there is no non-prescription supplement that can affect periods, hormones or any other medical process, except to make them worse. Save your money. ...Read more

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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Does progestin help to deal with irregular periods?

Does progestin help to deal with irregular periods?

Irregular bleeding: Progestins can be used to help with irregular bleeding. If your bleeding is due to failure to ovulate, progestins can be used to control bleeding. It is normal to have heavier bleeding initially with progestins. However, over time bleeding should become more regular. ...Read more

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Please help me with painful cramps and spotting between periods?

Please help me with painful cramps and spotting between periods?

See a doctor: There's nothing i can do over the web to help you with this problem. You need evaluation for the possible causes, which can include infirmities that are short-lived and easy to fix, all the way up to life-threatening conditions. ...Read more

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What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods.

What causes heavy bleeding with clots and severe cramps unlike my periods cramps 3days prior to my regular 25days cycle periods.

Consult with your dr: best to check with your doctor to find out the cause, I am available for second opinion if needed www.healthtap.com/drinocenciocandelaria ...Read more

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What to do with heavy menstrual periods caused by iud? I prefer not to use IUD with hormones

What to do with heavy menstrual periods caused by iud? I prefer not to use IUD with hormones

Get rid of the IUD: Or if you want to keep the iud you need to get an ultrasound to make sure nothing strange is going on, and then you can take a medicine called Lysteda that will slow down you period bleeding so see yoiur gyn to discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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My obgyn has recommended mirena (levonorgestrel) to assist with heavy / irregular and painful periods and endometriosis. Is this safe?

My obgyn has recommended mirena (levonorgestrel) to assist with heavy / irregular and painful periods and endometriosis. Is this safe?

Yes: In most cases Mirena (levonorgestrel) is safe in this situation. You and your doctor should review the risks and benefits and proceed accordingly as long as serious causes of bleeding have been ruled out. ...Read more

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Might a menstrual cup work for heavy periods?

Might a menstrual cup work for heavy periods?

No u need to : See your gyn for evaluation so u know the cause and then u can get the proper txment which at your age may be medication, endometrial ablation or robotic or laparoscopic hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can marijuana help with menstrual cramps?

Can marijuana help with menstrual cramps?

Yes; other herbs too: Yes, marijuana can be very helpful for muscle spasms and menstrual cramps. Some strains are more effective than others. Many other herbs are also effective, including cramp bark (called that for good reason). Valerian, black cohosh, skullcap and dong quai. See http://www.Herbaled.Org/education/articles/menstrual.Html & http://www.Naturalnews.Com/022969_chinese_medicine_menstrual_pain.Html. ...Read more

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Would iron pills help irregular periods and often brown discharge?

Would iron pills help irregular periods and often brown discharge?

Depends...: iron pills would only be helpful if you actually have iron deficiency anemia. If you have heavy periods then you may develop iron deficiency anemia. Your doctor can do a blood test to determine of you have iron deficiency anemia so see your doctor for testing if you are concerned. Good luck!!! ...Read more

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Should people with easy bruising also have longer heavier menstrual periods?

Should people with easy bruising also have longer heavier menstrual periods?

Bruising and peroids: Easy bruising of the skin can have many causes from meds, aging, sundamage and generally shouldn't be related to heavy menstrual flow unless there is a problem with blood coagulation. ...Read more

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I need help with periods and female masturbation?

I need help with periods and female masturbation?

Healthtap doctors: Healthtap doctors are here to help. You can ask general questions here or if you have specific questions about the two topics you mentioned the consider scheduling a one on one Virtual visit on Healthtap anytime ...Read more

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Can heavy exercise can stop ur periods?

Can heavy exercise can stop ur periods?

Yes: Known as exercise related amenorrhea. Very common in female athletes - especially if there is an associated eating disorder. ...Read more

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What can I take for menstrual cramps and heavy periods?

What can I take for menstrual cramps and heavy periods?

Dysmenorrhea: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Does dong quai work for prolonged periods and or anovulation?

Does dong quai work for prolonged periods and or anovulation?

No ...: There is no good evidence it works for either. This is a good review: http://bit.Ly/vtmknd. See a fertility specialist (rei) if you're trying to conceive, or an ob/gyn if you are concerned about your cycles but not trying to conceive. ...Read more

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54, perimenopausal. I have heard that women use shepherd's purse for premenstrual problems, heavy or long periods, and menstrual cramps. Is it safe?

Answer: You will need to choose a route of treatment to alleviate your symptoms: conventional medecine or alternative medecine, all medication either chemical or botanical have side effects, . ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


Dr. Scott Kramer
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Heavy Periods (Definition)

Heavy periods = Menorrhagia= excessively heavy ...Read more