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Is It Normal To Crave A Lot Of Chocolate And Sweets When You Are On Your Period
Normal: I would say that urinary frequency during your menstrual period is not at all unusual. It is common to retain significant amounts of fluid during the week before your period commences (a cause of premenstrual tension)and because of the hormonal changes during your period you simply excrete the excess fluid. ...Read more
On your period is not a lot of bleeding then a period pain and enough blood so you can tell your pad is wet normal?
I don't understand?: I don't understand your question. It is normal for young women to occasionally have changes in their period frequency, duration or flow. I would not be concerned about a lighter than normal period, unless you had unprotected sex since your last period. If so, you may want to check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
My menstrual period is always a lot and very painful. This month, it barely bled and I had no pain and my blood was brown. Is this normal?
Black = old blood: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If your cycles are heavy consider birth control for regulation. ...Read more
I'm on my period and having a lot blood clot when I go to the bathroom is that normal on menstrual period never had this much before?
Not likely: With a 28 day cycle, you will likely ovulate in the middle of the cycle, around day 14 give or take. ...Read more
What does it mean when you are on your period for three weeks? I started a week early it was light 2nd week it was normal I'm on my third week
Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more
Is it normal to not have cramps when you are on your period even to you have had them every time you have had your period?
Hormone imbalance: Menstrual cramps are due to a hormonal imbalance during your menstrual cycle. Try to find a doctor that will use real hormones just like you body makes the reinforce your body optimal hormonal balance. Talk to your pharmacist to help find a doctor. You can also try taking a combined calcium/magnesium supplement three times a day with plenty of water (2 qts/l per day) to help your help your cramps ...Read more
Yes: The discharge during your period can be bright or dark red, brown, whitish or tan, depending on the stage of your cycle. If you soak more than one heavy-duty pad or tampon per hour for several hours, bleed so much that you become dizzy, or notice clots larger than a quarter, you should see a healthcare provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left lip, is swollen in my privte is it normal for it to be when you are on your period and it smells down there a little?
Not normal: It is not normal have labial swelling or to have vaginal odor. You should have both if these evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Anovulatory cycle: Anovulatory cycles are very common cause of irregular bleeding in young women in whom it's very common to have irregular periods. It's doubtful that anything is wrong but best to go see your family doc for evaluation. If you're worried about irregular periods, birth control pills can help regulate them. Or depoprovera can stop them altogether. Obviously risks associated w/both choices so discuss. ...Read more
Common: There is a condition called "pregnancy gingivitis" which affects many pregnant women. The gums get red, swell and bleed easily. Caused by the increasing amounts of hormones in pregnancy. Also often seen with bc pills as they use hormones to trick the body into thinking it is pregnant. Hormone levels are changing during menstruation and can also cause gingivitis. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
I was wondering but is it normal to have a Sharpe pain when you pee when on your period but when your not on your period the pain goes away?
Maybe: However, at your age of 45 other more serious conditions may be in play at this time and may require a visit to a gyn md. ...Read more
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