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Herbal Treatment For Increased Menstrual Flow
Probably not.: Usually the flow is related to the amount of estrogen in your body and the relation to the amount of progesterone. However, the surface area of the uterus can also have an effect on the amount of bleeding. Weight gain, medications, and other stressors can affect the volume of the flow. The predictability of the cycle is important and, if too heavy, the amount of flow can be important. Anemic? ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Increased menstrual: Increased menstrual flow is very common in teen age girls and it does not appear to be harmful, although some have low hemoglobin. Therefore teens hemoglobin should be monitored in girls and boys and they should be given supplemental iron and vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI: Cystitis is an infetcion of the bladder. It should not give you vaginal bleeding. Typical antibiotics for UTI does not cause abnormal bleeding unless you have an underlying platalet disease or other condition that would predispose you to bleed while taking certain antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need an evaluati: You should see your gyn, you are probably peri-menopausal, and may be starting to skip periods, but you need blood work and an ultrasound, and then you can take some very low dose Progesterone for a few days to induce the period after you have been evaluated, herbs work for some things , but not relaible to induce periods esp without an evaluation. ...Read more
My menstrual flow has changed the last three cycles from dark red to bright red with a thinner consistency and increased back pain what's up?
I have pcos. What if my estrogen levels don't fall during the time of bleeding? Is that why menstrual flow becomes light?
Pad/tampon usage: It is often difficult to gauge the heaviness of one's own menses. However, if the menses lasts 6-7+ days, is heavy with clots, and is associated with occasional bed staining, changing tampons, pads every 2 hours, and interferes with your daily routines, it can be considered abnormal and you may want to consider therapy - the pill, iud, or an endometrial ablation, for ex. ...Read more
Depends: Hello Ashley, Your flow is indeed heavy. It can even get heavier if you move around alot at work. If you do, then I would suggest that maybe you stay at home until the bleeding subsides somewhat. If you are dizzy or light-headed then by all means rest at home. However, if you sit primarily at work and have easy discreet access to the restroom then you might want to go to work. ...Read more
Neither: The best thing you can do for hygiene is to change your pad and/or tampon every time you go to the bathroom leaving anything soiled i or out of your body for a long period of time is not hygienic. ...Read more
Let me explain: This is simply blood from the lining of your womb that has been present for a day or two before being passed and so which looks darker than the usual fresher blood. This may come and go, but unless you get any other new symptoms linked to your period – in which case tell your doctor – then i would leave things alone here. ...Read more
Does uterine ablation stop working after many years or should I seek help for drastic change in menstrual flow?
It can: Research shows that an endometrial ablation can "wear off". The chance of this is increased if a woman was younger at the time it was done (below 40), has had many pregnancies, had a lot of cramping pain with her bleeding or has had a tubal ligation. Women with those factors have a higher chance of needing hysterectomy after an ablation. See a gynecologist to discuss what's going on. ...Read more
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