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Doctor insights on: Menstrual Irregularities

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What causes menstrual irregularities?

What causes menstrual irregularities?

Irregular: Irregularity are most commonly caused by hormonal problems. ...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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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Tell your gynecologist what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Ask your gynecologist about using birth control pills to control menstrual cramps
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What are the possible reasons for menstrual irregularities. i am 24 and should i meet a doctor or is it normal to have such at this age?

What are the possible reasons for menstrual irregularities. i am 24 and should i meet a doctor or is it normal to have such at this age?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons why your period can be irregular. Pregnancy, PCOS, thyroid problems, and many other things can cause this. I suggest starting with a doctors visit. ...Read more

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Can losing lower abdominal fat lead to menstrual irregularities?

Can losing lower abdominal fat lead to menstrual irregularities?

Indirectly. Depends.: The loss of lower abdominal fat alone does not have a direct causal relation to loss of menstrual cycles. However, depending on how you went about losing the fat, you could have contributed to the loss or disruption of your menstrual cycles. Extreme exercising, fasting, anorexia, can lead to irregular menstrual cycles. Without more info too many possibilities. U should see your gyn to discuss. ...Read more

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32 yrs. Pieces of white tissue and thick mucus coming out (no odor)while urinating, concerning? For past few mos, also have menstrual irregularities

32 yrs. Pieces of white tissue and thick mucus coming out (no odor)while urinating, concerning? For past few mos,  also have menstrual irregularities

Gyn/Uro symptoms: Mucus is a sign of irritation or infection. Not sure if the white material is tissue since mucus can have color at times. The urine may be picking up vaginal discharge as it is passed, and there is a good possibility that this is vaginal rather than bladder in source. Need to see a physician soon to evaluate the symptoms along with the menstrual changes. Many possibly causes for menstrual irreg. ...Read more

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Over-treated with cyproterone acetate, 5 ys after quitting still don't ovulate & have menstrual irregularities. A drug for reversing the side effects?

Over-treated with cyproterone acetate, 5 ys after quitting still don't ovulate & have menstrual irregularities. A drug for reversing the side effects?

Evaluate!: No, get evaluated first. If your primary doc is knowledgeable in this area you can start there; but you likely will need a gynecologist or an rei. It shouldn't be that difficult to sort out, but until you undertsand what's going on, please don't try treatment with any drug. ...Read more

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Can breast changes and menstrual irregularities be caused from times of high stress?

Can breast changes and menstrual irregularities be caused from times of high stress?

Of course: Famously so. A dominant mass in your breast does need to be seen. I hope that your stress is the healthy kind that leads to your working hard, developing new skills, and so forth, and that you are not in an abusive situation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) . I just recently started excercising.

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) . I just recently started excercising.

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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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) for over 2 weeks. Started excercising just prior to bleeding. ?

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) for over 2 weeks. Started excercising just prior to bleeding. ?

Endometrial breakage: Sometimes the endometrium( lining of the uterus) breaks off and spots with running or jumping. A GYN MD exam should be done first to be assured it is not due to a vaginal growth or cervical/endometrial polyp. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods. The following also describe me: Hot flashes and Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods. The following also describe me: Hot flashes and Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

Depends on age: Irregular cycles prior to menopause are related to irregular ovulations. Average age of menopause is 51.5 years.
If post menopause, hot flashes normal, bleeding should be evaluated by your doctor ...Read more

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I am experiencing prolonged bleeding and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, ) I have copper coil 6 months 3 weeks bleed ?

I am experiencing  prolonged bleeding and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, ) I have copper coil 6 months 3 weeks bleed
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Copper IUD ?'s: A copper IUD, like all IUD's may be displaced by strong uterine contractions, and be located in the cervical canal, which causes cramps and prolonged bleeding. Schedule an exam with your gyn physician to make sure the IUD is in the proper place, or it may need removal. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) . The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) . The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

See your GYN.: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) .

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) .

Can seek GYN eval.: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal odor, pelvic pain and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) .

I am experiencing  vaginal odor, pelvic pain and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods) .

Please see a GYN MD: You need to be evaluated by a GYN MD for multiple GYN concerns including a possible pelvic or vaginal infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing no menstrual periods and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) only when urinating blood clots come out. ?

I am experiencing no menstrual periods and abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) only when urinating blood clots come out. 
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Possible UTI: Are you having any other urinary symptoms? Frequency, urgency? It is possible your symptoms may be related to urinary tract infection, in which case, you would need antibiotics to clear it. Would recommend you contact your doctors office for further recommendations. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) , excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) , excessive menstrual bleeding and spotting.

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is 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 am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots)  and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

Normal per age: Depending upon your age, this can be normal. On the other hand, changing bcps, or changing dosing of hormones such as estrogens, can cause these symptoms. A few days of the symptoms with resolution, no worries; longer, see your ObGyn. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing blood in her urine, excessive menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) , mi...

My Mother is experiencing  blood in her urine, excessive menstrual bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) , mi...

Seek medical help: Good evening, It is apparent that your mother has dysfunctional uttering bleeding. As, such, she needs to see a GYN as soon as possible for assessment. If she is experiencing any dizziness, chest pain or palpitations, she should go to the closest urgent care center or emergency room. ...Read more

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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a girl or woman has bleeding out of her vagina, but the bleeding is too little, too much, for too many days, for too few days, at the wrong age, at the wrong time ...Read more