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How to stop the bleeding during period?

How to stop the bleeding during period?

Ibuprofen: If it's a true period, it's hard to stop once it starts. Using high dose of Ibuprofen may slow it down. Dose used in 800mg 3x daily for up to 3 days with food. If bleeding is from another cause then a normal cycle, other treatment may be needed. ...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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Continuous menstrual bleeding. How to stop?

Continuous menstrual bleeding.  How to stop?

If your period has: Lasted longer then a week then please consult with your gynecologist so that the cause can be determined. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between menstrual bleeding and UTI bleeding?

How can you tell the difference between menstrual bleeding and UTI bleeding?

Menstrual bleeding: are you using a tampon? Does it burn when you have to pee? Clean yourself off very well before you go to urinate that can help you determine if it is menstrual or urinary ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between withdrawal bleeding and ovulation bleeding?

How can you tell the difference between withdrawal bleeding and ovulation bleeding?

Withdrawal bleeding : Occurs when you are on hormonal birth control and you are in the placebo or no hormone week. You don't ovulate while on hormonal birth control, that is the purpose of the birth control. If not on hormonal birth control, you will have a normal ovulatory and hormonal cycle. Be well. ...Read more

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How to remove menstrual cramps?

How to remove menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy menses: There are no natural ways to reduce your period and progrstin creme does not help. Any OB gyn can help, though. ...Read more

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How to increase the menstruation bleeding?

How to increase the menstruation bleeding?

"Change of Life": At age 50 the menopausal process has certainly begun and as a result menstruation bleeding can be reduced or periods even "skipped" normally. ...Read more

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How to regulate perimenopausal bleeding?

How to regulate perimenopausal bleeding?

Peri-menopausal : The easiest way to regulate perimenopausal bleeding as long as you are a candidate would be to utilize a low-dose birth-control pill or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Another option would be a uterine ablation. ...Read more

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How to stop endometriosis bleeding?

How to stop endometriosis bleeding?

See your doctor.: Endometriosis does not usually cause bleeding. The endometrium is the part of the uterus that causes bleeding with periods. Endometriosis is located outside of the uterus and causes abnormal pain associated with periods or at other times of the month. ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding or menstrual periods. How do I tell the difference?

Implantation bleeding or menstrual periods. How do I tell the difference?

Likely breakthrough: It's almost never implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it woudl be about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. ...Read more

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How can you tell implantation bleeding from your period?

Myths: Timing. Periods happen on time and expected. Usually. Other bleeding can represent trauma, infection, use of hormones, or irregular bleeding. There us no such thing as implantation bleeding. That is a fake untrue myth. ...Read more

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How to distinguish implantation bleeding from menstrual period?

How to distinguish implantation bleeding from menstrual period?

Timing: Implantation bleed is very uncommon, brief and light. It also often will not be when your period is due. Menstrual bleeding will be more like a normal period, and at the usual time for it. Home pregnancy test can also help clarify answer. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

What can I do to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

If you have been: Bleeding more than a week - contact you gynecologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected intercourse can implantation bleeding occur? How do you recognize the diff between it and your period?

How long after unprotected intercourse can implantation bleeding occur? How do you recognize the diff between it and   your period?

Timing: Your period should happen once monthly. Implantation bleeding usually happens several days before your cycle, is typically light (not heavy like a regular cycle). ...Read more

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How to stop abnormal bleeding between cycles?

How to stop abnormal bleeding between cycles?

Birth controll pills: Other than to protect from getting pregnant, birth control pills are used to help women achieving regular cycles and help alleviating menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding or period? How to tell the difference?

Implantation bleeding or period? How to tell the difference?

Timing: Your period should happen once monthly. Implantation bleeding usually happens several days before your cycle, is typically light (not heavy like a regular cycle). ...Read more

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How can implantation bleeding and period bleeding differ?

Implantation: Bleeding is 98% a modern myth. Supposedly you see bleeding when an embryo implants, but this rarely happens. Period bleeding - well, that's menstruation because you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How to stop vaginal bleeding?

How to stop vaginal bleeding?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a woman menstrual bleeding and a virgin bleeding after fisrt sex?

How can you tell the difference between a woman menstrual bleeding and a virgin bleeding after fisrt sex?

Heaviness and timing: Periods will start of heavy for the first 2-3 days and progressively decrease over time for most women. Menstrual bleeding may also be at the same time every month. Bleeding occuring with first sexual episode will be lighter than a period - spots to few tsps of blood and stop in a day or two. Make sure you are on birthcontrol and using appropriate safe sex practises (condoms). ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce my menstrual bleeding?

Is there a way to reduce my menstrual bleeding?

Yes: there are many ways to do this. You can take ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours starting the day b4 your period for 3 days. You can also try almost any type of birth control - pills, the patch, the vaginal ring, the IUD, the implant, depo shot - they will all help. You also could consider something called an endometrial ablation. You would need to see a doctor to discuss that. ...Read more

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Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy menses: There are no natural ways to reduce your period and progrstin creme does not help. Any OB gyn can help, though. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to reduce extremely heavy menstrual bleeding?

None: If you have consistent heavy menstrual bleeding you should see a doctor, there are no natural interventions. ...Read more

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Essesive menstrual bleeding?

Essesive menstrual bleeding?

Yes: It sounds like you have that? I'm not sure what the question is. If you've had it all your 'adult' life, then it's just you. If you've become much a heavier bleeder than normal that may be due to weight (body fat) gain or a change in diet or hormone therapy. If you're worried about it or if you're changing a maxi pad or tampon more often than every hour, you should see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is it? I have painful menstrual bleeding.

Dysmenorrhea: Severe menstrual pain(dysmenorrhea) is often associated with any number of pathologic GYN conditions. The best advice is to see a GYN MD, get examined with possible testing. and then treatment can resolved many of those concerns. ...Read more

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What does bleeding between menstrual cycles mean?

What does bleeding between menstrual cycles mean?

Various: There are many possible causes. This includes spotting at time of ovulation, non-cancerous polyps and many other causes. An evaluation by a gynecologist is is the best way to figure out the cause and best possible treatments. ...Read more

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What is the difference between menstrual bleeding, and spotting?

Quantity ; timing: Menstrual bleeding describes the time around when your period/menses is expected. Spotting can be light during menses or at any time throughout the cycle. ...Read more

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Can you have heavy implantion bleeding for 3 days? Or is it Menstrual Bleeding?

Can you have heavy implantion bleeding for 3 days? Or is it Menstrual Bleeding?

Not Implantation: If you are bleeding at the time of your expected period you are having a period. Plain and simple as that. Please promise me that you will not ever let your daughters not know these simple, easy to understand truths about how sex and pregnancy and menstruation work. ...Read more

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Could fibran plus (haemostatic) be useful to stop continuous mild menstrual bleeding?

Could fibran plus (haemostatic) be useful to stop continuous mild menstrual bleeding?

Yes: Tranexamic acid is a new drug that is approved for heavy menstrual bleeding. This is prescribed after other causes of heavy bleeding (fibroids, cancer etc) have been ruled out. It is not a first line drug. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What are the chances of fertilization 10 days after the 1st day of the start of menstrual bleeding?

What are the chances of fertilization 10 days after the 1st day of the start of menstrual bleeding?

Possible: Can't say for certain, but it's possible. Day 10 is definitely on the early side, but i've seen pregnancies from cd 10 ovulations as monitored by ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'v been having heavy, painful menstrual bleeding for about a year now (age 42). What can be done?

Several: 1. Several types of medications including including birth control meds. 2. A medication that increases the clotting and decreases the bleeding. 3. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. 4. Endometrial ablation. 5. Fibroid embolization if you have fibroids. 5. Hysterectomy. ...Read more

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I have had menstrual bleeding for over 8 wks. If this is perimenopause, is that possibly normal? I'm 45.

I have had menstrual bleeding for over 8 wks. If this is perimenopause, is that possibly normal? I'm 45.

Go see your GYN for: A blood test, pelvic exam, paps smear and a pelvic ultrasound to check for hormonal balance, thickening of the endometrial wall and tumor etc. God bless you! ...Read more

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Can i use tranexemic acid for prolonged but light menstrual bleeding...i did take it last month for the same issue..

Can i use tranexemic acid for prolonged but light menstrual bleeding...i did take it last month for the same issue..

If it works . . .: It will be generally safe to use. For very heavy bleeding it can be taken up to 5 days, but for just prolonged bleeding you should only need it for a day or two. If it works you will not need to continue and if it doesn't work there is no point to continuing. ...Read more

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Why am I having constant menstrual bleeding? It happened 3 times this month (5-6 days each time). I'm in my mid-twenties.

Why am I having constant menstrual bleeding? It happened 3 times this month (5-6 days each time). I'm in my mid-twenties.

Gyn soon: See a gynecologist with accurate diary of your menstrual cycle,dates & degree of bleeding(light,medium,heavy,spotting).You will get a physical and blood tests(to check blood count,hormone levels,blood diseases...).You may get hysterosonogram,pelvic ultrasound,MRI,hysteroscopy as per gynecologist's judgement.Please make an appt.soon.Tell person who answers phone that you are bleeding a lot.Good luc ...Read more

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I have had menstrual bleeding (far more than I have ever bled) for over 8 weeks. If this is perimenopause, is that normal?

I have had menstrual bleeding (far more than I have ever bled) for over 8 weeks. If this is perimenopause, is that normal?

Bleeding: It can be from perimenopause but it still needs to be worked up with thyroid studies, an ultrasound or sonohystogram and endometrial bx. ...Read more

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Hi my question is I went to the bathroom and I was bleeding light though I come on my regular menstrual on the 10 what do that mean?

Cycles vary: keep a menstrual calander and track your cycles- You did not mention sexual activity or how your cycles normally occur- consult your GYN if in doubt. ...Read more

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