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

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 it may cause anemia.


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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

Dr. B. Dale Magee
57 doctors shared insights

Increased Menstrual Flow (Overview)

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 it may cause anemia.


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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

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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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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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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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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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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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

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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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