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Dysmenorrhea-painful menstruation. Amenorrhea-no pain?

Dysmenorrhea-painful menstruation. Amenorrhea-no pain?

Makes sense: You should see your gyn for a workup, and then if everything is ok, you do not need to have periods, you can take continuous bc pills so u do not get a period, or depo- Provera (medroxyprogesterone) or other meds no need to suffer. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Which is healthiest for periods? Pads, tampons, menstrual cups or free-flow?

Which is healthiest for periods? Pads, tampons, menstrual cups or free-flow?

Menstrual period: Free flow could become messy and non-hygienic. Menstrual cup, pads and tampons are all good options. ...Read more

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Last menstrual cycle was 16 days & I'm bleeding heavily.Soaking reg tampon & overnight pad in 3 hrs.Painful cramping & lots of clots.I'm 41. Thoughts?

Last menstrual cycle was 16 days & I'm bleeding heavily.Soaking reg tampon & overnight pad in 3 hrs.Painful cramping & lots of clots.I'm 41. Thoughts?

Irregular bleeding: Please go see your gyn- you may be having a miscarriage or other cause for concern. with that much blood loss you will need to be treated. ...Read more

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Brown flow at midpoint of menstrual period? Ovulation or pregnancy?

Brown flow at midpoint of menstrual period? Ovulation or pregnancy?

See you MD: There are many different reasons for a change in menstrual cycle including ovulation. Your md will ask about your history. Age , medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more

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Might diabetes effect a girl's menstruation cycle?

Might diabetes effect a girl's menstruation cycle?

Many things can: Chronic illness, including diabetes, can cause irregularities in the menstrual. In particular with diabetes, poor control of blood sugar can cause irregularities. But there are many other causes of irregular periods that should be checked out as well. ...Read more

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What causes a dark blood flow during menstrual period?

Let me explain: This is simply blood from the lining of your womb that has been present for a day or two before being passed and so which looks darker than the usual fresher blood. This may come and go, but unless you get any other new symptoms linked to your period – in which case tell your doctor – then i would leave things alone here. ...Read more

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Post-menstrual bleeding cycle day 10+. No cramps/trauma. Sometimes red/clots moderate flow. Mostly brown spotting/light flow. Lasts 3-7 days. Why?

Post-menstrual bleeding cycle day 10+. No cramps/trauma. Sometimes red/clots moderate flow. Mostly brown spotting/light flow. Lasts 3-7 days. Why?

Irregular periods: 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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Period after plan b: implantion bleeding or regular period?

Period after plan b: implantion bleeding or regular period?

Spotting or period?: Implantation usually does not cause bleeding. When it does the amount of blood is minuscule. 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. ...Read more

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Two cycles ago, irregular light period, this cycle was irregular in it's heavy continuous flow. Cramping a week afterwards. Any suggestions?

Two cycles ago, irregular light period, this cycle was irregular in it's heavy continuous flow. Cramping a week afterwards. Any suggestions?

The joy of womanhood: What you are experiencing is the body naturally trying to return your cycle to it regular state. Something caused the irregular light period 2 cycles ago, and your body is correcting for it. It may have been something as simple as a rapid change in weight, to a traumatic event in your life, (death in family, boyfriend cheated on you), or an infection you have now overcome. Normal cycle coming! ...Read more

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Lactating an menstrual period?

Lactating an menstrual period?

Your question is ???: Placing a question mark after a few words does not necessarily create a clear question. Please start over, as questions are not linked & provide basic information followed by a clear question. ...Read more

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Does temperature rise during menstrual period?

Does temperature rise during menstrual period?

Perimenopause: Temperature raises after ovulation. Patient your age might feel hot flashes ( like an increase in temperature) due to perimenopausal symptoms. ...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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A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

Likely: But if any chance you are pregnant, best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if negative repeat in 7-10 days. If positive, need Gyn eval. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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Not sexually active/every period I have big amount of blood clots in every pad & in toilet,it's scaring+bad cramps,pain in bladder &bowel, late period?

Not sexually active/every period I have big amount of blood clots in every pad & in toilet,it's scaring+bad cramps,pain in bladder &bowel, late period?

Gynecologist: A gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate you. Your periods are excessively heavy and apparently irregular with cramping. Hormonal imbalances may be the cause and hormonal treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Each cycle 3days bleeding, pain,bld clots&solid mucus,3-4days dark brown discharge&bld clots,bowel&bladder pain,irregular menstruation, No Intercourse?

Each cycle 3days bleeding, pain,bld clots&solid mucus,3-4days dark brown discharge&bld clots,bowel&bladder pain,irregular menstruation, No Intercourse?

GYN: ASAP- your symptoms may be related to endometriosis and or female hormonal variations. You will need a thorough pelvic exam, PAP, blood testing to include hormonal evaluation and pregnancy testing if you are sexually active. ...Read more

Menstrual Period (Definition)

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