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Should I be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

Should I  be worried about recent 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 (Definition)

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


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Should I be worried about increased menstrual flow in a 14 year old?

Should I be worried about increased menstrual flow in a 14 year old?

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 more

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How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

How hyperthyroidism causes less menstrual flow? Does hypothyroidism cause menorrhagia?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism typically causes decreased menstrual flow, ultimately leading to loss of periods and infertility. Hypothyroidism typically causes increased menstrual flow leading to menorrhagia. Once treated, both problems should resolve. ...Read more

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Can experiencing cystitis and it's treatment cause bright red and light menstrual flow?

Can experiencing cystitis and it's treatment cause bright red and light menstrual flow?

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 more

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Suggest any herbal plants or safe medicines to bring on menstrual period?

Suggest any herbal plants or safe medicines to bring on menstrual period?

No trials: There have been no clinical trials on herbal medicines to do this, so i don't recommend any. If you are significantly overdue i would recommend a pregnancy test and also to call your doctor. ...Read more

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Do herbal supplements change alter your menstrual period?

Quite possibly: Many herbs have some hormonal effect on the bodies own hormone receptors. This may result in altered menstrual or breast health. ...Read more

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What herbal plants or medicines is safe to take to induce delayed menstrual period?

What herbal plants or medicines is safe to take to induce delayed menstrual period?

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

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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?

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?

See details: There are a variety of possibilities. For instance, you might have developed a polyp in your endometrial cavity. Another possibility is a submucosal fibroid. The only way to know for certain is to see your gynecologist and have an appropriate examination and testing. ...Read more

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My wife's frequency of menstrual period has increased and are irregular. Please tell me the cause and remedy/treatment?

Depends: Depends on your wife's age. There can be much variation in the cycles of an average woman, but if they are more frequent than 21 days apart, she should see her hcp. There are many safe options for controlling and even stopping irregular menses... ...Read more

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I have pcos. What if my estrogen levels don't fall during the time of bleeding? Is that why menstrual flow becomes light?

I have pcos. What if my estrogen levels don't  fall during the time of bleeding? Is that why menstrual flow becomes light?

Works differently: With PCOS periods are irregular due to an imbalance in the LH and FSH hormones as well as the circulating free testosterone. We do not monitor Estrogen levels with PCOS. ...Read more

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What can a girl do to stop heavy menstrual flow?

What can a girl do to stop heavy menstrual flow?

OCP: Depending on the cause of heavy bleeding and age of the child oral contraceptives usually work best. But heavy bleeding can rarely be caused by coagulation defects. ...Read more

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How do you determine how heavy your menstrual flow is when gyn asks?

How do you determine how heavy your menstrual flow is when gyn asks?

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

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Heavy menstrual flow soiled clothes and on floor should I go to work?

Heavy menstrual flow soiled clothes and on floor should I go to work?

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

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Should you wear pads or tampons during heavy menstrual flow? Which is worse for hygiene?

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

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Does tubal ligation affect menstrual flow?

Does tubal ligation affect menstrual flow?

No it should not: A tubal ligation simply interrupts the tube. It should have not effect on ovarian function and thus the amount the the uterine lining grows and sheds each month. If there has been a significant change in your cycle, it is worth running this by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can taking the pill whilst on my period stop my menstrual flow?

Probably not: Taking birth control pills in the ususal prescribed manner while on your period will not stop menstrual flow. The pill can be used to prevent menstrual flow when taken continuously. ...Read more

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What causes a dark blood flow during menstrual period?

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

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Does uterine ablation stop working after many years or should I seek help for drastic change in menstrual flow?

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

Dr. B. Dale Magee
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Increased Menstrual Flow (Definition)

Increased menstrual flow is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual periods result in significant amounts of bleeding. This may occur normally in some women, but ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more