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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Menses (Overview)

Menses is a woman's menstrual cycle.


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Im am 40. thickening of the urinary bladder can cause menses twice a month ? I have menses twice a month in May & Jun & August . What can be ?

 Im am 40. thickening of the urinary bladder can  cause menses twice a month ? I have  menses twice a month in May & Jun & August . What can be ?

History worrisome: Thickening of the urinary bladder won't generally cause you to have 2 periods a month. However, I see from your history that you have had a hysterectomy for stage 3 cervical cancer. Bleeding twice a month after a hysterectomy is worrisome, especially after stage III cervical cancer. You need to see your Gyn or Gyn Onc ASAP! Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Menses (Overview)

Menses is a woman's menstrual cycle.


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What does it mean when menses is every 3 weeks instead of monthly?

What does it mean when menses is every 3 weeks instead of monthly?

Maturity : As the years go by , the cycle length tends to be shorter - and the menses comes closer together. However, there are times when the menses becomes less frequent. Either way, the predictable cycles of the 20's and 30's gives way to the less predictable cycles of the 40's and the cessation of menses in the early 50's. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im afraid to take birth control pills just to treat ny irregular periods & heavy menses.What are the other options to treat this complications?

Im afraid to take birth control pills just to treat ny irregular periods & heavy menses.What are the other options to treat this complications?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: Most of the time irregular bleeding is due to hormones - which could be lack of ovulation or erratic ovulation. Birth control pills work very well for this. Other options include the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Heavy periods can come from polyps or fibroids is the uterus, but you are likely too young for that. Speak with your doctor about your fears regarding bcp, to see if they are applicable to you. ...Read more

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Dear Doc, I ve been on Metformin for the past 1 month and my menses are yet to arrive and am being treated for PCOS, not severe, just mild ones.

Dear Doc, I ve been on Metformin for the past 1 month and my menses are yet to arrive and am being treated for PCOS, not severe, just mild ones.

Wait & See: Keep taking metformin unless you experience any side effect. Based on severity treatment of PCOS usually involves multiple steps including hormone therapy in the form of birth control pills. Your doctor will determine the timing and choice of therapy. I think you are in good hand and wish you a good luck! ...Read more

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Treatment for missed menses and vaginal discharge?

Common problem : 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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Can Accutane cure hormonal acne? im not sure what kind of acne i have but my derm put me on accutane. i always had acne but got worst during menses

Can Accutane cure hormonal acne? im not sure what kind of acne i have but my derm put me on accutane. i always had acne but  got worst during menses

Yes.: Accutane is an effective treatment for acne that hasn't responded to the usual treatments. Just make sure you don't get pregnant while you're taking it, and keep your followup appointments with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I dint get periods for more than 10 months. what should i do now to get rid of this and will i get any problem in future bcoz of this..

I dint get periods for more than 10 months. what should i do now to get rid of this and will i get any problem in future bcoz of this..

Not ovulating: I don't know your age, but if you aren't having periods, you are not ovulating. Could you be menopausal? You need evaluated by your doctor to determine what the cause is and to get treatment. ...Read more

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Hello dr, my doctor has suggested that i must use menses tablets upto 9 months, what u say my problem will be solved till or? There is 2 months left.

Hello dr, my doctor has suggested that i must use menses tablets upto 9 months, what u say my problem will be solved till or? There is 2 months left.

Unclear question: You appear to be on a birth control pill - diane-35. I hope that is correct. You would have to clarify why the recommendation was made to stay on this for 9 months to give you an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have migraine and during monthly periods its triggered a lot and can't be bearable ,suggest something ?

What to do if I have migraine and during monthly periods its triggered a lot and can't be bearable ,suggest something ?

Menstrual migraine: is triggered in susceptible women by fluctuating estrogen levels, usually a decrease in estrogen level just prior to menses. Managing menstrual migraine is difficult; most patients with menstrual migraine will not respond to traditional migraine therapy. This condition must be professionally managed. It is treatable condition. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I seem 2 drop a lot more hair b4 my menses. Is it normal n is there anyway 2 prevent? I'm 39 n worried my hair may not grow back fast enuf 2 replace

I seem 2 drop a lot more hair b4 my menses. Is it normal n is there anyway 2 prevent? I'm 39 n worried my hair may not grow back fast enuf 2 replace

Telogen effluvium: This happens to some women who have a hair loss condition called telogen effluvium. This type of hair loss causes excessive shedding. It is not uncommon for women with this condition to notice more shedding before their menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I have heavy bleeding 1st 2 days of menses then 3rd day maybe light then it gets heavy again. What is going on in my body?

I have heavy bleeding 1st 2 days of menses then 3rd day maybe light then it gets heavy again. What is going on in my body?

Normal: any variation in flow can be very normal, notify your doctor if drastic changes, pain, heavy bleeding. You may need to check a pregnancy test thyroid hormones, other hormone tests or blood count to make sure you are not anemic ...Read more

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My menses are irregular since last few months.Ii usually get on 28 th but now they get 5 days late every month. Kindly help me ?

My menses are irregular since last few months.Ii usually get on 28 th but  now they get 5 days late every month.
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See doc if persists: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...Read more

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My 10 yo has had her menses for 4 mos. At her physical they wanted to give het guardasil. What are the risks for a child this age & not sexually activ?

My 10 yo has had her menses for 4 mos. At her physical they wanted to give het guardasil. What are the risks for a child this age & not sexually activ?

It hurts : Gardasil is a tremendous product that can help your kid avoid the life threatening issue of several forms of cancer in her lifetime along with some other bothersome problems.We know from experience that it is best to immunize the at risk population as soon as a vaccine can provide protection, not after any form of exposure. I'd offer it at 5yo if i had data showing it worked. ...Read more

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My menses dates always changing..and its will be 1 week changing..and at first only blood will come like s thread only.some times its for 3 days.why?

My menses dates always changing..and its will be 1 week changing..and at first only blood will come like s thread only.some times its for 3 days.why?

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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What are menses?

What are menses?

Menstrual periods: Menses are monthly periods, where for a few days, a woman has some blood and dead cells from the inner lining of her uterus flow out of her body through her vagina. This happens about once every 4 weeks during her years between puberty and about age 50. The reason is because each month, the lining of her uterus thickens to get ready for conception, but comes out as a period if no pregnancy starts. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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