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Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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How to increase blood flow during menstruation?

How to increase blood flow during menstruation?

WHY?: Why would you want to increase blood flow during your period?

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How do you increase blood flow during menstruation?

That is something: You would not want to do because it would cause your period to be really heavy.

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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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How to increase my blood flow during menstruation as im anemia and have polycystic ovary?

How to increase my blood flow during menstruation as im anemia and have polycystic ovary?

PCOS usually causes: menstrual irregularity. Often, the small ovarian follicles that are formed do not trigger ovulation and the reproductive hormones--estrogen, progesterone, etc--become imbalanced. Irregular or absent periods result. The uterine lining may become thicker and shed irregularly resulting in heavy bleeding when it finally occurs. One would not want to increase this blood flow further, causing anemia.

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar Dr. Mukhytar
Gynecology
22 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Seth G. S. Medical College
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Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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I usually have heavy blood flow during menstruation, however for this past two days, my blood flow is very light. Is it something to worry about?

I usually have heavy blood flow during menstruation, however for this past two days, my blood flow is very light. Is it something to worry about?

Could be: A menstrual period that happens on time but is much lighter than usual could be an implantation bleed rather than a period. If you have been having unprotected sex, you need to do a pregnancy test and repeat it in 3-5 days if it is negative. There certainly are other things that can cause a period to be lighter but most will also cause it to be irregular. Hope this helps.

Dr. Mikael Brisinger Dr. Brisinger
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
Karolinska Institute Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Mazin Abdullah Dr. Abdullah
Fertility Medicine
11 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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I'm wondering why are the levels of oestrogen and progesterone low in the blood during menstruation?

I'm wondering why are the levels of oestrogen and progesterone low in the blood during menstruation?

Wow nice question: Long explanation but a brief version. Your menses is an indication that pregnancy did not occur and that your body is now eliminating the lining of your uterus and preparing for a new cycle. It is the decline in estrogen and Progesterone that tells your uterus it is time to shed the lining. The brain starts to stimulate the ovaries in a renewed attempt at getting you pregnant. See image.

Dr. Patricia Fearing Dr. Fearing
Gynecology
32 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Amount of bleeding: The more bleeding there is, the greater the chance of clots. Depending on size, frequency, you may need treatment.

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Timothy Raichle Dr. Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What does it mean for blood to mix with stretchy mucus during menstruation?

What does it mean for blood to mix with stretchy mucus during menstruation?

Probably normal: From what you are saying, you are noticing an increase in mucous discharge with your cycle. This might simply be related to cervical mucous that is present that has made its way out with the normal blood flow. In the absence of other symptoms or problems, I would expect this to go away with cessation of your period.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What causes blood clots the size of golf balls during menstruation?

Those are very: Large blood clots. Please consult with your gynecologist.

Dr. Visalakshi Vallury Dr. Vallury
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Should I have a high red blood count (25-50 hps) in my urine during menstruation?

Should I have a high red blood count (25-50 hps) in my urine during menstruation?

Not uncommon: Blood in the urine is a common finding during menstruation, even if you have wiped thoroughly prior to collecting the sample.

Dr. Patricia Fearing Dr. Fearing
Gynecology
32 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Why blood clots during menstruation?

Amount of bleeding: The more bleeding there is, the greater the chance of clots. Depending on size, frequency, you may need treatment.

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Hello doc! I'm worried that my blood count is low during menstruation. What should I do? Is it normal for a mom like me? I'm thinking of taking ferrous sulf

Hello doc! I'm worried that my blood count is low during menstruation. What should I do? Is it normal for a mom like me? I'm thinking of taking ferrous sulf

CBC/iron/B12: I suggest taking a few blood tests to determine if you are suffering from iron deficiency anemia: CBC, serum iron, ferritin, B12, folic acid and TIBC. Ferrous sulphate is sold in all pharmacies if you need it.

Dr. Janice Alexander Dr. Alexander
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I have some type of painful interference between passing blood clots during menstruation and my digestive system passing gas, is there a common cause?

I have some type of painful interference between passing blood clots during menstruation and my digestive system passing gas, is there a common cause?

See a Provider: There are many causes for this including dietary issues and medical. If this condition persists, you should have an ultrasound of the pelvis.

Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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How to increase blood flow during menses?

How to increase blood flow during menses?

Not possible: There are medications that help to induce a period but none that will actually INCREASE the amount of flow that you have, as that is a generally undesired characteristic.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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No bleeding during menstruation cycle. Is it to worry? Let me know how could I increase the flow

No bleeding during menstruation cycle. Is it to worry? Let me know how could I increase the flow

No menstrual bleedin: How long is this going on? If there is no bleeding how do you know you have a cycle? If on progesterone pills bleeding may cease estrogen pills may get lighter cycle. If not on pills may be hormonal TSH prolactin or menopause -check FSH/ LH/ estradiol. f/u with doc

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I m not getting a proper blood flow during my periods from last 2 months tell me some remedies to increase the blood flow during mensuration

I m not getting a proper blood flow during my periods from last 2 months tell me some remedies to increase the blood flow during mensuration

Please see your gyn: For an exam, blood work and an ultrasound because it may be normal for you not to have much blood flow, as long as your uterine endometrial lining is thin and not thick that is fine, and most women would rather have little to no bleeding assuming everything is ok.

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