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I have slow bleeding during menstruation, what is the remedy for heavy bleeding?

I have slow bleeding during menstruation, what is the remedy for heavy bleeding?

Lots of options: There are multiple medical options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. I prefer genesys hta for ablations. ...Read more

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Menstruation (Definition)

Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more


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Can excessive exercise impede with bleeding during menstruation?

It can: Excess exercise can cause ovaries to shut down and quit producing estrogen and then periods stop. This can cause serious problems like bone loss and increased risk of fracture. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat oranges and other citrus fruits during menstruation period? Cause someone told me not to eat because the bleeding will stop..

Is it okay  to eat oranges and other citrus fruits during menstruation period? Cause someone told me not to eat because the bleeding will stop..

Safe to eat: It's perfectly safe and good for you to eat citrus fruits during your menstrual period and all other times too. The fruit will not have any effect on your period flow. Enjoy! ...Read more

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How to increase flow during menstruation?because everytime im having a monthly period im suffering cramps because its too slow.

How to increase flow during menstruation?because everytime im having a monthly period im suffering cramps because its too slow.

Menstrual Cramps: Are not caused by the rate of flow. They are caused by prostaglandins making the uterus contract to expel the sloughed off endometrial lining. Using nonsteroidal Antiinflammatories like Naproxyn can help treat the cramping. You do not need to increase the flow. Using birth control pills can also help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a slower heart rate during menstruation? My heart rate is 60 BPM while walking around at work. I feel dizzy.

Is it normal to have a slower heart rate during menstruation? My heart rate is 60 BPM while walking around at work. I feel dizzy.

Repeat check: One change in your heart rhythm that tends to depend on the phases of your menstrual cycle is an increase in the frequency of premature ventricular contractions. In this case you may feel extra beats, or skipped beats, either in your pulse, or with your awareness of your heart beat. Either way, make an appointment with your doctor, with plans for an evaluation at the time of symptoms. ...Read more

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I see all the symptoms I have during menstruation. Except it's not flowing. It's the first time . What could be the problem and solution?

I see all the symptoms I have during menstruation.  Except it's not flowing. It's the first time . What could be the problem and solution?

Rule out pregnancy: Assuming you are not pregnant, which you can easily test for, it may be an anovulatory cycle that will delay or prevent your normal cycle. If you are not pregnant, your doctor can prescribe Provera to see if you have withdrawal bleeding. Blood tests for hormone levels including prolactin and to rule out poly cystic ovary syndrome can be done as well. ...Read more

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Do hemoglobin levels drop during menstruation?

Do hemoglobin levels drop during menstruation?

Yes with heavy bleed: Hemoglobin levels have been known to drop slightly around the time of periods if you have fairly heavy menstrual bleeding. If this continues, an ob/gyn evaluation for fibroids may be in order. Some people may have a very mild drop in hemoglobin (usually within normal limits) with fairly normal periods too, but the hemoglobin levels should not drop too low in this case. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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