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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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Is heavy overnight menstrual flow normal?

Is heavy overnight menstrual flow normal?

Can be: At night you are not changing your pad as often, so it may seem heavier at times... Motrin may decrease the heaviness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to decrease my menstrual flow?

Yes : The method you would use depends on your age, desire to have more children and also on your individual circumstances (medical or physical problems--uterine polyps, fibroids). Birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives; a drug called lysteda: an iud called mirena: a procedure called endometrial ablation--all have been used to decrease abnormally heavy menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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What are the causes of scanty menstrual flow?

What are the causes of scanty menstrual flow?

Light flow.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

No: Sanitary napkins absorb menstrual flow but in no way influence the amount of flow that is produced. ...Read more

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Causes of prolonged menstrual flow in teenagers?

Causes of prolonged menstrual flow in teenagers?

Menses: There are several reasons fr abnormal menses especially in young girls, but it is importnt to have her checked for both anemia and hormonal imbalance. She may need to be placed on oral birth control until she regulates. ...Read more

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What can I do to enhance my free menstrual flow?

What can I do to enhance my free menstrual flow?

No need: Increasing the amount of blood loss during the menstrual cycle is not a good idea and is not healthy. This can lead to anemia. If you have light regular periods this is a good thing. ...Read more

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How do we count the number of days of menstrual flow correctly?

How do we count the number of days of menstrual flow correctly?

Start with bleeding: Start counting on your first day of normal flow and stop counting when the normal flow stops. If you counting days to try and get pregnant it is important to know that ovulation typically occurs about 14 days before the next cycle. If you are counting days to try and avoid pregnancy please realize that this does not work well. Birth control is a better choice ...Read more

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What is the effect of using emergency pills twice in one cycle of menstrual flow?

What is the effect of using emergency pills twice in one cycle of menstrual flow?

It may or may not: Effect flow. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. If you are needing to use emergency contraceptives twice in a month - you need to look into a consistent and reliable form of birth control. ...Read more

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Can your menstrual flow vary? all day it was very heavy but I wake up this morning and theres barely anything. I'm on the first day

Can your menstrual flow vary? all day it was very heavy but I wake up this morning and theres barely anything.  I'm on the first day

Yes: Yes, it is perfectly normal for menstrual flow to vary over the course of a day and over the course of your period. During the day, you are upright and moving around, which helps move the blood from your uterus out of your body. When you are lying down at night, gravity and movement play less of a role so the flow is often diminished ...Read more

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I am having poor menstrual flow in last one year .Last time i had examination ,dr. told me that this is '' stabilation '' . What should I do? I am 33

I am having poor menstrual flow in last one year .Last time i had  examination ,dr. told me that this is '' stabilation '' . What should I do? I am 33

Poor menstrual flow: You could have stenosis or narrowing of cervix especially if you had any procedures to your cervix. If periods much lighter, you should also get pelvic ultrasound to look at lining and hormone testing to make sure there is no early menopause. ...Read more

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I am 23 unmarried, earlier had normal menstrual flow about three to four pads/24hrs, now reduced, darker, this time 1week late(otherwise regular) no pain?

I am 23 unmarried, earlier had normal menstrual flow about three to four pads/24hrs, now reduced, darker, this time 1week late(otherwise regular) no pain?

Sounds normal: 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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Can felvin shorten menstrual flow ?

Can felvin shorten menstrual flow ?

No: It's an anti-inflammatory agent. So it really addressing issues of pain/cramping. Remember, it can upset your stomach/irritate the stomach lining, so try to take it with food. Don't take it with other nonsteroidals like ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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What causes menstrual flow to gush during my cycle?

What causes menstrual flow to gush during my cycle?

Heavy bleeding: Heavy cycles can be caused by anatomic changes that include fibroids, adenomyosis, and polyps. There is also a concern in women 40 years and older regarding pre-cancerous changes. You need to be seen by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can i ovulate 5days prior to my next menstrual flow?

Can i ovulate 5days prior to my next menstrual flow?

Not really: That is a little short. Generally you ovulate 14 days before your period. Some women will have shorter phase but not as short as 5 days. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hav only 2-3 days of menstrual flow?

Is it normal to hav only 2-3 days of menstrual flow?

Yes: Sometimes when one first starts having periods in adolescence they can last longer. If they persist and are associated with fatigue see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that viable cells are in the menstrual flow?

Is there any evidence that viable cells are in the menstrual flow?

Yes: Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial cells (cells from uterine lining) grow in locations other than inside the uterus. We know that women experience "retrograde flow", or flow of menses back thru the fallopian tubes and into the pelvis. Usually, the body resorbs the material, but sometimes these "viable" cells take hold and live in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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