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Is heavy overnight menstrual flow normal?

Is heavy overnight menstrual flow normal?

Can be: At night you are not changing your pad as often, so it may seem heavier at times... Motrin may decrease the heaviness. ...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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Is it possible to decrease my menstrual flow?

Yes : The method you would use depends on your age, desire to have more children and also on your individual circumstances (medical or physical problems--uterine polyps, fibroids). Birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives; a drug called lysteda: an iud called mirena: a procedure called endometrial ablation--all have been used to decrease abnormally heavy menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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What are the causes of scanty menstrual flow?

What are the causes of scanty menstrual flow?

Light flow.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

No: Sanitary napkins absorb menstrual flow but in no way influence the amount of flow that is produced. ...Read more

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Causes of prolonged menstrual flow in teenagers?

Causes of prolonged menstrual flow in teenagers?

Menses: There are several reasons fr abnormal menses especially in young girls, but it is importnt to have her checked for both anemia and hormonal imbalance. She may need to be placed on oral birth control until she regulates. ...Read more

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What can I do to enhance my free menstrual flow?

What can I do to enhance my free menstrual flow?

No need: Increasing the amount of blood loss during the menstrual cycle is not a good idea and is not healthy. This can lead to anemia. If you have light regular periods this is a good thing. ...Read more

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How do we count the number of days of menstrual flow correctly?

How do we count the number of days of menstrual flow correctly?

Start with bleeding: Start counting on your first day of normal flow and stop counting when the normal flow stops. If you counting days to try and get pregnant it is important to know that ovulation typically occurs about 14 days before the next cycle. If you are counting days to try and avoid pregnancy please realize that this does not work well. Birth control is a better choice ...Read more

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What is the effect of using emergency pills twice in one cycle of menstrual flow?

What is the effect of using emergency pills twice in one cycle of menstrual flow?

It may or may not: Effect flow. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. If you are needing to use emergency contraceptives twice in a month - you need to look into a consistent and reliable form of birth control. ...Read more

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I feel like my menstrual flow is actually deteriorating. Can this happen with age?

I feel like my menstrual flow is actually deteriorating. Can this happen with age?

Menopause?: Menstruation stops in most women below age of 50 but there are variations 47 appears to the average Have a check up with a gynaecologist ...Read more

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