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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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What are some medications for PMS (menstrual symptoms)?

What are some medications for PMS (menstrual symptoms)?

PMS: Some are Antidepressants such as Sarafem, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin, Diuretics, & hormones. Consult your PCP or Ob/Gyn. Doctors. ...Read more

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What are the best medications to relieve menstrual pain?

What are the best medications to relieve menstrual pain?

NSAIDS: Various forms of Ibuprofen or nonsteroidal antiinflammatories are good first line medication. Some women need to be on birth control pills to control the pain. You should see a gynecologist. You may need a special ultrasound called a sonohysterogram to see if you have polyps or fibroids causing your pain. ...Read more

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What should I use that is over-the-counter medication to stop menstrual flow immediately?

What should I use that is over-the-counter medication to stop menstrual flow immediately?

Nothing: Sorry hank3, there are not any over the counter medications that I am aware of theat can stop menstrual flow and even those which may work by prescription would not give immediate releif. ...Read more

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What is a good medication to take for menstrual cramps?

What is a good medication to take for menstrual cramps?

Cramps: Depending on severity of cramps & if ok with your doctor, safest is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as motrin, if not allergic to it. ...Read more

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I get menstrual migraines & am in a rural area. Have seen 3 docs who don't know what to do with me anymore. They are angry when a medication/treatment isn't effective. I get upset too, I don't want to be in this much pain but I'm out of options help!

I get menstrual migraines & am in a rural area. Have seen 3 docs who don't know what to do with me anymore. They are angry when a medication/treatment isn't effective. I get upset too, I don't want to be in this much pain but I'm out of options help!

Can be treated: Catmenial (menstrual) migraines are not uncommon, with approaches than can be slightly different than that used for other types of migraine headaches. Since you are in NM, suggest your doctors utilize the teleHealth linkup of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine to discuss your case. Http://hsc. Unm. Edu/health/patient-care/telehealth. Html ...Read more

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What kind of pain medication can I suggest to my physcian for severe menstrual cramps.?

Several: There are several options to treat painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Typically, start with nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Motrin and naproxen. If those don't work, can try lysteda. It is a newer medication used for 5 days during your cycle. If those do not work, often using birth control to make periods shorter and lighter will treat the pain. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to take any medications to get through menopause? #nqlu I am basically healthy, still have menstrual cycles (which are changing), and feel okay other than fatigue. And, I have no healt insurance so bio-identicals etc are not possibl

Not necessary: It's not required that you take hormones for menopause, but it's the way to minimize the accelerated aging symptoms associated with loss of estrogen, Progesterone and testosterone. There are several supplements that can ease symptoms as well, though the supplements don't address the physical changes which are delayed by hrt. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I am 36 years old and have a son of 8years and want to have another child. My menstrual cycle is normal do I need medication to conceive?

Hi doc, I am 36 years old and have a son of 8years and want to have another child. My menstrual cycle is normal do I need medication to conceive?

Probably not: It sounds like you are in good health and are still far away from menopause. After age 35 genetic counseling is recommended because there is a higher risk for certain diseases in the baby. Generally you wouldn't start with fertility medication until after one year of trying to get pregnant. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Best wishes and good luck! ...Read more

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Can anti seizure medication mess up your menstrual cycle?

Can anti seizure medication mess up your menstrual cycle?

Seizure medications: There is a known phenomena of "hormone sensitive" seizures. Seizure activity can also influence the level of hormones in your body. Seizure medication itself does not necessarily "directly" effect your menstrual cycles. It is more of an "indirect" effect. ...Read more

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Can being on narcotic medication result in a irregular menstrual period?

Can being on narcotic medication result in a irregular menstrual period?

Periods and opioids: Yes - long term use of opioids decreases sex hormone levels in both males and females. There are also effects on cortisol levels as well. All patients on opioids should have their hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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Can I get prescribed medication for severe menstrual cramps if I don't want birth control? If so, what are some safe meds?

Can I get prescribed medication for severe menstrual cramps if I don't want birth control? If so, what are some safe meds?

Yes: Birth control pills (containing hormones) can be used to help other conditions besides birth control. The pills can help women with acne, frequent periods, heavy periods, etc... If one just wants non-hormonal medication for menstrual cramps, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor can help, after an evaluation to be sure nothing unusual is happening in the body. ...Read more

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Currently taking metformin for pcos. Since I started the medication my periods have been normal. I am now 3 days late on menstrual, ?

Currently taking metformin for pcos. Since I started the medication my periods have been normal. I am now 3 days late on menstrual, ?

Check for pregnancy: It is always a good idea to check for pregnancy when you miss your cycle specially that it has now become regular. ...Read more

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My daughter, 12-years old, struggles with menstrual cramps the week before her period happens. Pain medication helps some but not much.

Dysmenorrhea: Pain before, during and after menses is normal for a 12 yo. One can take Ibuprofen 200 mg po q 6 hrs for pain,
or idol/pamprin. If these etc items don't work to relieve,
one can try Aleve twice a day (naproxen). If there is a large flow, change pads often (q 2 hrs). She may skip periods and bleed some months more often which corrects itself in time....Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and suffer really bad menstrual cramps. I take apo-ketorolac, is there another form of medication I can take (non generic)?

I have endometriosis and suffer really bad menstrual cramps. I take apo-ketorolac, is there another form of medication I can take (non generic)?

Use Caution: Ketorolac (toradol) should not be used for over 5 days! It can cause sever GI problems. Consult with your doc regarding over nsaids that might be safer for you to use keeping in mind that all such drugs have effects on bleeding, tendency to cause blood clots, increase the risk of high blood pressure and cause GI ulcers. A cox ii specific med like Celebrex (celecoxib) (celicoxib) might be saferif ok wih doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 6 days and as it has conceded with my menstrual cycle I see the bleeding is heavier than usual. Should I stop the medication?

Unrelated: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does not affect menstrual cycles. The changes in your cycle could be coincidental. It could also be related to whatever infection you have that caused the doctor to give you antibiotics. Regardless you should not take the medication in a way other than what was prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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My mother is 47 years old. She is suffering from heavy bleeding and menstrual pain due to fibroids. Being on homeopathic medication for five years, sh?

My mother is 47 years old. She is suffering from heavy bleeding and menstrual pain due to fibroids. Being on homeopathic medication for five years, sh?

See a medical doctor: Sounds like your mom needs to see a medical doctor. There are many medical, and minor surgical procedures that could help her with her heavy bleeding. There is no reason for her to be suffering. Sometimes a simple IUD can stop her bleeding.

I'd recommend seeing a medical doctor to get the help she needs. An Ob/Gyn would be the best route. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism diagnosis not on any medication at this point another round of blood work first. My thyroid is swollen to the point of difficulty swallowing. Thyroiditis? Should I be concerned? Could pregnancy have my thyroid flared up? Last menstrual was

Hypothyroidism diagnosis not on any medication at this point another round of blood work first. My thyroid is swollen to the point of difficulty swallowing. Thyroiditis? Should I be concerned? Could pregnancy have my thyroid flared up? Last menstrual was

? thyroiditis: Plesse see your doctor asap, difficulty in swallowing could be your thyroid or your throat, either way you need to be treated, would pregnancy flare up your thyroid? Maybe, at any rate please see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Can drug posetive menstrual blood effect a clean urine drug test?

Can drug posetive menstrual blood effect a clean urine drug test?

Probably: If there are drugs in the blood, they would probably also be found in the urine also, if the urine was tested. If the blood contaminated the urine, the drugs may be there, but this may not be needed.

If the drugs are "protein-bound", they may only be found in the blood at times.

Some drugs are best tested for in the urine, some in the blood. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to do urine drugs test on your menstrual cycle?

I have not: Heard of any contraindication to drug screening urinalysis while menstruating. ...Read more