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Occasional pain in right kidney area made worse by drinking. Seems to be concurrent with menstrual cycle. Otherwise health 22 yo f. Kidney failure?

Occasional pain in right kidney area made worse by drinking. Seems to be concurrent with menstrual cycle. Otherwise health 22 yo f. Kidney failure?

Endometriosis?: Abdominal and/or pelvic pain in a healthy female that is synchronous with her cycle is suspicious for endometriosis. I would start with your OB doc to rule this out. They can also help you rule out kidney failure with urine and blood tests. Start with you OB and see what they can do for you. ...Read more

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 it dangerous to take 3 midols and some menstrual pain killer from health food store?

Is it dangerous to take 3 midols and some menstrual pain killer from health food store?

Read label: Many questions involving advice regarding meds and dosages cannot be answered safely without knowing your medical history. With otc medication it is important to read labels. If you notice the "health store" product contains some of the same products in midol, then you must take that into consideration as you read max dose recommendations on midol. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with using a menstrual cup?

What are the health risks associated with using a menstrual cup?

Not many: Menstrual cups and menstrual discs are made of inert materials that typically have a much lower risk (approaching zero) of being associated with toxic shock. With both cups and discs, women have to be comfortable putting their fingers in the vagina to remove and clean and either toss or re-use, but no real risks. ...Read more

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Are menstrual cups a good idea health wise?

Are menstrual cups a good idea health wise?

Good alternative: They are a good alternative to tampons. Follow instructions in packaging. ...Read more

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Late 10 days and now after sex I am having light bleeding and cramps I'm 32 no kids am regular on my menstrual and sexual active and health?

Late 10 days and now after sex I am having light bleeding and cramps I'm 32 no kids am regular on my menstrual and sexual active and health?

Pregnancy test?: 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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I'm 17 and a gynecologist prescribed me utrogestan since my menstrual cycles are irregular. I don't remember the health issue she diagnosed me with.

I'm 17 and a gynecologist prescribed me utrogestan since my menstrual cycles are irregular. I don't remember the health issue she diagnosed me with.

Progesterone: Progesterone is sometimes used to help with irregular periods. Utrogestan is a type of Progesterone. Birth control pills are usually a better choice in a teenager. If you are unclear what the problem the doctor was treating you should definitely schedule a follow up visit to ask. ...Read more

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I'm 39 with no health issues that I know of. I'm exhausted all the time. I don't sleep through the night. Abnormal menstrual since surgery 2 years ago?

I'm 39 with no health issues that I know of. I'm exhausted all the time. I don't sleep through the night. Abnormal menstrual since surgery 2 years ago?

Poor sleep: Your poor sleep can affect your fatigue and your surgery may play into things also. Please see your health care provider for assessment. ...Read more

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Was my health teacher right when he said women can get pregnant any time? I thought it was only in certain times of the menstrual cycle?

Was my health teacher right when he said women can get pregnant any time? I thought it was only in certain times of the menstrual cycle?

You are correct: You are most fertile around the time you ovulate in your cycle, which is always 2 weeks Before your period, or if regular about mid cycle. The Health teacher may have been mis-quoted or needs a refresher course in the human female menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I'm 25, overweight but otherwise no health issues except I haven't had menstrual period in over a year. Sister was same way at my age. Normal?

I'm 25, overweight but otherwise no health issues except I haven't had menstrual period in over a year. Sister was same way at my age. Normal?

Maybe normal for you: Missing periods - amenorrhea - can be "normal" for some. Not everyone has a period every 28 days and, for some, that is "their normal." there is a condition called pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) that is associated with obesity and can lead to amenorrhea or irregular periods. It may be a good idea to see your doctor to make sure everything is normal. They may want to get an ultrasound and labs. ...Read more

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Has it been determined that taking a bath during menstrual period can harm to our health?

Has it been determined that taking a bath during menstrual period can harm to our health?

No: A simple bath should not be a problem. Some concern with "whirlpool" types to push bacteria inside and increase risk of infection. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle started and stopped suddenly with expired iud? I had mirena placed 6 years ago and still have it in place. My doctor said it wasn't a big health concern, that it shouldn't cause any adverse side effects. I finally began my menstrual cycl

Menstrual cycle started and stopped suddenly with expired iud? I had mirena placed 6 years ago and still have it in place. My doctor said it wasn't a big health concern, that it shouldn't cause any adverse side effects. I finally began my menstrual cycl

The: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be replaced after 5 years. You should take a pregnancy test. Also depending on your age pre-menopuase may be a cause of your abnormal cycles. A more detailed history and physical are in order. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had health issues since I had the essure coils put in, I think its caused from essure coils could you help? My menstal cycle is off, heavy with blood clots, pains in abdomen all over, pelvic pressure, back problems, hmeorratic cyst on ovarie and cy

I have had health issues since I had the essure coils put in, I think its caused from essure coils could you help? My menstal cycle is off, heavy with blood clots, pains in abdomen all over, pelvic pressure, back problems, hmeorratic cyst on ovarie and cy

Those: Those are not problems that are known to be associated with essure coils, but your problems sound significant. There could be another issue going on, particularly as you are experiencing pain and blood clots. Please see your doctor for a complete evaluation to determine the cause of your problems. Please be sure your pap is up to date. Cysts on the kidney need to be followed up typically as well, these are not a gynecological problem so your regular doctor will need to follow these up. See your regular doctor and your gynecologist for your concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Abrupt menstrual problem?

Re-ask.: I am sorry but there isn't enough info provided to give a helpful response. Try reasking the questions with any pertinent details. ...Read more

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How can I reduce menstrual pains?

How can I reduce menstrual pains?

Various meds: You can try nsaids which are medications like motrin, aleve, advil. Make sure to take them on a full stomach. Birth control pills work very well. Other options include depoprovera and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more