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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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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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Can mecromidazole cause delay in menstrual flow?

Can mecromidazole cause delay in menstrual flow?

This was not listed: as a potential side effect on Drugs.Com. However vaginitis and pain with menses can occur. ...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

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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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