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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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How long should menstrual period after birth last?

How long should menstrual period after birth last?

It varies: Everyone is different but it can be several weeks. It usually is bright red then turns to brown and then becomes white. It is all called lochia and is very normal after delivery unless there is fever, severe pain or foul odor. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
Once
Rate your pain
Once
Tell your gyn what works for your pain
Once
Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
Once
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My menstrual cycle been on for almost 3 weeks. Is this normal? I am 5'3" 210 pounds, 18 y/o, never taken birth control, have irregular cycles.

My menstrual cycle been on for almost 3 weeks. Is this normal? I am 5'3" 210 pounds, 18 y/o, never taken birth control, have irregular cycles.

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Try non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (ex Ibuprofen)
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Consider birth control options to suppress the menstrual cycle
Monthly
Consider a hormone-free medication like Lysteda when period starts
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Ask your Obgyn if you might have endometriosis
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Having issues with irregular menstrual cycle. Coming too early, lasting too long. Not on birth control, don't want to be. Any other suggestions?

Having issues with irregular menstrual cycle. Coming too early, lasting too long. Not on birth control, don't want to be. Any other suggestions?

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test .  there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had irregular &old blood last menstrual cycle, this time light old blood, to nothing. On birth control, &adderall. Hot flashes and headaches?

I had irregular &old blood last menstrual cycle, this time light old blood, to nothing. On birth control, &adderall. Hot flashes and headaches?

Go see your provider: Depends how long you have been on all those meds. Could be something else. Go see your provider that prescribed those meds. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
Daily
Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
Daily
Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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I have an irregular menstrual cycle how can I get pregnant? I went to my physician and had series of test done my only choice was birth control

I have an irregular menstrual cycle how can I get pregnant? I went to my physician and had series of test done my only choice was birth control

Irregular cycles: If you are having trouble getting pregnant because of irregular cycles, then ovulation prediction or Clomid may help. Ask your doctor about options to help you get pregnant, rather than prevent pregnancy. An infertility work up may also be warranted. ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more

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