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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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Should i go to emergancy room for this? I have been menstrual bleeding for months now and the last two days it has been really bad, I have been bleeding threw overnight pads and tampons that hold the most, every 1 to 2 hours and sometimes going threw my c

Make : Make an appointment to see your doctor urgently. If you can not get in, go to an urgent care or an emergency room. If the bleeding is accompanied by dizziness, weakness and fatigue you may be losing too much blood and be suffering from anemia. It is crucial you get assessed. Your doctors treatment plan may include hormone therapy (such as the birth control pill) to help regulate your cycle. Also, in extreme cases, some doctors have reocmmended a Mirena intrauterine device, as the hormone in this device is known to remedy heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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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
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Painful, heavy and clotting menstrual cycle for 2-3 days, then spot for a week with every cycle. Excruciating pain after intercourse and bleeding?

Painful, heavy and clotting menstrual cycle for 2-3 days, then spot for a week with every cycle. Excruciating pain after intercourse and bleeding?

You need to fix this: It sounds very uncomfortable. Conditions such as adenomyosis , endometriosis and pelvic congestion syndrome often cause a lot of discomfort and make you miserable. Quality of life issues usually mandate when you come in to he office to ask for help. ...Read more

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Got allergy shot end of April. I've had menstrual bleeding every other week since then. Is this normal? I never have regular cycles.

Got allergy shot end of April. I've had menstrual bleeding every other week since then. Is this normal? I never have regular cycles.

Not normal: It sounds like the shots may have just aggravated an existing problem - your irregular cycles. you need to talk with your GYN about cycle regulation. ...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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Is bleeding two weeks after a coloscopy and one week prior to menstrual cycle normal?

Is bleeding two weeks after a coloscopy and one week prior to menstrual cycle normal?

Probably: Spotting for a week or so after a cervical biopsy is normal. The proximity to your period is probably not related to the spotting. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
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Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
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Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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I have had excessive bright red menstrual bleeding two weeks straight. My vision is worsening. I also have my neck muscle got bigger the other day.

I have had excessive bright red menstrual bleeding two weeks straight. My vision is worsening. I also have my neck muscle got bigger the other day.

See a Doctor: Any bleeding more than 7 days in a row needs to be evaluated. Please do a pregnancy test as well. You may have a polyp, growth or cyst on ovary or a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more

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