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Is There A Way To Reduce My Menstrual Bleeding
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
Menstrual pain: You can avoid heavily processed foods (like white bread, pastas, and sugars); caffeine, alcohol, ; tobacco. You can eat more lean proteins such as meats, fish, and beans; also high-antioxidant vegetables ; fruits -- like blueberries, tomatoes, squash, ; peppers. Spices like turmeric. Warm compress on low abdomen. Calcium ; magnesium may help. For additional ideas: http://tinyurl.Com/kw94lmx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Your cycle can be manipulated by using hormones. If there is an important reason for doing so, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: If there are no reasons why you can't take birth control pills (smoker, a history of blood clots, etc), some pills can actually stop you from having periods. Many birth control pills may be taken in a way (by skipping the last week of inactive pills) to delay a period. If your current cycle is extremely heavy, very high doses of either estrogen or birth control pills can usually stop it. ...Read more
Seasonale: There are pharmacologic ways to decrease the frequency of periods--these are used by females in the military and certain training programs. Other options would be permanent and involve surgery. Discuss options with your gyn. ...Read more
PMS: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
I think my spleen is enlarged from excessive bleeding due to my menstrual cycle. Is this possible and and is there a natural way to fix this.
?: I have never heard of developing an enlarged spleen due to menstrual bleeding. If you are having excessive bleeding from your menstrual cycle, the first thing to do is to seek the care of a gynecologist. Your doctor can tell at that time if your spleen is enlarged or not. Take it from there. ...Read more
Is birth control the only way to lighten a menstrual cycle? Or is there a less severe way to lighten menses? I am looking for advice on alternatives.
Sorry: There is no quick way to stop your period. With the help of your doctor, you could have your period stopped or at least decreased. But, it usually take a few cycles. ...Read more
See your doctor: New onset of headaches warrant a work up. Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FAST? No: If you are obese -weight loss may allow for return of periods. If you are very inactive – try regular aerobic activity (at least 4 days per week). If you are severely underweight – an ^in bmi may help to restore periods. If you are an endurance athlete – try cutting back on training. If you have polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin may help. Some birth control pills as well as medications like >. ...Read more
Maybe: There isn't much you can do about it. Your Ob/Gyn could put you on a series of medications and make you have a period but this isn't usually done. Most women enjoy not having periods. Best wishes! ...Read more
I am taking agnus castus for 17 days till yesterday(till cd1).I noticed that this month menstrual bleeding is significantly reduced, related to agnus?
Hormone therapy for heavy bleeding- will i be likely to gain weight if i try to reduce menstrual bleeding through hormone therapy?
Took utovlan to reduce menstral bleeding so I could go ahead & have endometrial biopsy. Stopped utovlan straight after. Now heavy bleeding is this ok?
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
Allows Activities: The functional answer is bleeding that doesn't interfere with your daily activities (work, exercise). If you have accidents staining sheets or clothes, have to avoid certain activities, or can't leave your home then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. There are many things we can do so you're free of suffering bleeding that is too much, too often, or too long. ...Read more
Mid cycle bleeding: The way that you word your question is slightly confusing. I am assuming that you are stating that you are having "extra" bleeding on day #10 that is unrelated to your period. This could be related to anatomic changes, such as polyps or fibroids. This is easily evaluated with an exam and ultrasound! ...Read more
AUB: A variety of things from irregular ovulation, to low platelets, fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis and the perimenopause. Because of the variety of issues possible, its best to discuss with your provider what he/she thinks is the cause. If you're done having children, you may be an ablation candidate. ...Read more
Need more info: You should see an ob/gyn doctor and be fully evaluated. This cannot be assessed on the internet. ...Read more
You need a workup: To determine the cause if you have bled more than 7 days. ...Read more
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