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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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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause miscarriage?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds so again avoiding implantation of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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Essesive menstrual bleeding?

Essesive menstrual bleeding?

Yes: It sounds like you have that? I'm not sure what the question is. If you've had it all your 'adult' life, then it's just you. If you've become much a heavier bleeder than normal that may be due to weight (body fat) gain or a change in diet or hormone therapy. If you're worried about it or if you're changing a maxi pad or tampon more often than every hour, you should see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause menstrual cramping but no bleeding?

Can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause menstrual cramping but no bleeding?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Yes, one can have menstrual cramps with no bleeding on Depo-provers although it is unusual. Cramps usually occur in the first year of using this method. After that, ovulation is suppressed so much that cramps do not usually occur. Always check to make sure you are not pregnant if you have not had your Depo-injections regularly. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevent ovulation?

Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more

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Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Many poss causes: Se the GYN as this should be evaluated to determine the cause, so tx can be started to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is bleeding after sex normal on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Is bleeding after sex normal on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Bleeding after sex: It's not normal to bleed after having sex even with the mirena (levonorgestrel). Bleeding after sex is usually from tissue tears, the penis bumping up against irritated gland on the cervix, or bumping the iud. It would be a good idea to be checked by a gynecologist to be sure the iud is still in good position and that you don't have a treatable cause of the "post-coital" bleeding. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Yes!: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Is breakthrough bleeding and/or bleeding between periods normal?

Is breakthrough bleeding and/or bleeding between periods normal?

Yes: Hormones regulate your menstrual cycle and nearly all women will have some irregularities to their menstrual cycle at some point in their lives. However, breakthrough bleeding can be a sign of hormonal imbalance, a polyp or fibroid, or even pre-cancerous cells in the uterus. I would recommend evaluation by a physician for break through bleeding. ...Read more

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Is breakthrough bleeding considered irregular periods?

Is breakthrough bleeding considered irregular periods?

Breakthrough blood: Breakthrough bleeding is bleeding when it is unexpected or not supposed to be present...Usually when one is on medications that prevent periods. Irregular period is an abnormal period in relation to what is normal for you. This usually represents a change in length of time or when the period occurs. ...Read more

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Is progestin for 10 days a month or the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD better for heavy menstrual bleeding? 

Is progestin for 10 days a month or the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD better for heavy menstrual bleeding? 

Mirena (levonorgestrel): While there aren't any good head to head studies comparing each method, my patients have much better results with Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. The Progesterone in it is slowly released the whole month and is more targeted to the uterus than taking 10 days of progestin pills. Also, there is a new amazing medicine called Lysteda (tranexamic acid) that is not a hormone and is very effective. Ask your doc about it! ...Read more

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Bleeding with big clots after having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed. Normal?

Bleeding with big clots after having mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removed. Normal?

Most likely: While the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in it causes the periods to be much lighter than what is normal for you. Once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed then the periods will go back to whatever is your normal. Also in your late 40's it is common to have heavy and irregular periods as you get closer to menopause. Many women will use Mirena (levonorgestrel) at that age just to get the periods to be lighter. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 6 days ago, TTC, ovulating starting day IUD removed. Spotted yesterday, mild cramping. Preg or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side-effect?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 6 days ago, TTC, ovulating starting day IUD removed.  Spotted yesterday, mild cramping.  Preg or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side-effect?

Is it: implantation bleeding or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side effect? It is probably due to hormonal fluctuations after removal of the mirena (levonorgestrel). It is also possible that this is a implantation bleeding although it is rare and the landing of the fertilized ovum to the inner uterine wall is atraumatic. Take a pregnancy test if your period is delayed. ...Read more

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