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Menstrual cycle changes with birth control?

Menstrual cycle changes with birth control?

Absolutely: Hello Lori, When ladies complain of heavy vaginal bleeding, anemia, passing clots, irregular periods and pain with periods, we very often prescribe birth control. The pill was first used for contraception then we noted the cycle-control side effects. Now we also use Depo-Provera, Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Nexplanon etc. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (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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Can heavy irregular menstrual cycles cause memory problems?

Can heavy irregular menstrual cycles cause memory problems?

Should not cause: That unless you are losing so much blood that you would be so severe anemic and not getting enough blood to the brain which would be extremely rare , you need to be evaluated for other causes of memory loss, please see a neurologist for that and you need to see your gyn to treat the irregular heavy period, no reason to suffer with that. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics affect your menstrual cycle for several cycles?

Could antibiotics affect your menstrual cycle for several cycles?

No: Antibiotics usually don't affect your menstrual cycle but the underlying condition for which you are taking the antibiotics can. Any physical stress as an illness and/or emotional stress can affect ovulation and with that the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can Flonase mess with your menstrual cycle?

Can Flonase mess with your menstrual cycle?

No: The amount of nasal Flonase absorbed is so little that it cannot affect your cycle. ...Read more

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Is clotting with a heavy menstrual cycle normal?

Is clotting with a heavy menstrual cycle normal?

No: Heavy bleeding with clotting usually indicates a arteriole (bright red) bleeding and not normal venous(dark red) bleeding. The clots also confirm that the bleeding is coming very rapidly. Get to your GYN MD when you can so that anemia does not develop. ...Read more

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Can getting/having your menstrual cycle effect GERD symptoms?

Can getting/having your menstrual cycle effect GERD symptoms?

Yes: Since hormones fluctuate related to cycles and digestion is influenced by hormones, there is a definite relationship to gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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Do many women with lupus have problems with their menstrual cycles?

Yes: The disease, if severe, can disrupt menstrual cycles. (nature's way of saying if your sick, don't get pregnant.) steroids can also causes irregular menses. So you have two causes, the disease and/or treatment. One final point. Thyroiditis (which causes hypothyroidism) and grave's disease disease, which causes high thyroid levels, occur more frequently in sle. They can both causes menstrual probs! ...Read more

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Can a B12 deficiency disrupt your menstrual cycle?

Can a B12 deficiency disrupt your menstrual cycle?

B12 and Menstrual: There is no direct affect of B12 deficiency and irregular menses; however, often one deficiency of a nutrient, vitamin, or mineral is associated with others making it difficult to pinpoint cause and affect. ...Read more

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Could an abortion cause longer with your menstrual cycle ?

Could an abortion cause longer  with your menstrual cycle ?

Bleeding: Not all bleeding is your period. If some of the pregnancy tissue was not extracted during your termination, you may experience prolonged bleeding. ...Read more

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Can fever effect menstrual cycle?

Not usually: Fever in and of itself should not affect your cycle. If you are on birth control pills and have associated stomach upset (vomiting, diarrhea), you may not absorb the pill as well through you GI tract and that could cause break through bleeding. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more