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Slow Bleeding During Menstruation
Lots of options: There are multiple medical options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) 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
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
Since the past 7/8 months I have noticed less bleeding during menstruation for fewer days (7 days before and now 4 days), is it a cause for concern?
NO........: No not at all.....hormonal changes do occur and can change the rythm/duration. ...Read more
No menstrual bleedin: How long is this going on? If there is no bleeding how do you know you have a cycle? If on progesterone pills bleeding may cease estrogen pills may get lighter cycle. If not on pills may be hormonal TSH prolactin or menopause -check FSH/ LH/ estradiol. F/u with doc ...Read more
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..
What may cause headaches during menstruation - the changing levels of hormones? I'm on ortho cyclen and I get dull temporal headaches during bleeding
I haven't had any bleeding during menstruation since I have been on Skyla. However, the last two months I have experienced what seems to be severe menstrual cramping accompanied by soft and green stool. It scares me, Should I be worried?
Severe menstrual cramps are painful. Check with the prescriber that inserted the Skyla. It maybe that you are having a side effect and need a different type of contraception. Green BMs likely unrelated. Usually due to green foods or veggies.
Follow the doctors advice and you will be able to relax and not worry about contraception and related side effects. ...Read more
Basal body temp: After ovulation, your core body temperature actually increases about a degree. This stays elevated and then comes back down during your period. This is one explanation. The other thing that might be going on is a version of hotflashes related to decreasing estrogen levels that occur during your period. ...Read more
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Menstrual cramps: No one should suffer from menstrual cramps, if your period is regular, you can take ibuprofen oe aleve (naproxen) starting 1 day prior to the start of your period, that might help prevent & alleviate the pain. Talk to your doctor regrding the proper dose for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Menstrual migraine: Compared to other migraine attacks, menstrual migraines are more severe and last longer, and are more resistant to standard acute and prophylactic management. Associated symptoms of menstrual migraine include depression or irritability, fatigue, bloating and breast tenderness. Rec. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more
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
Sure: No problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
NO: You need to see your gyn or a gyn for a workup and evaluation and you can get on txment to stop the heavy bleeding and to make sure nothing strange is going on, no reason to suffer, make an appt this week, I treat that same problem every day in my office and the causes can be quite differnet and the txment options quite differnet depending on the cause. ...Read more
Yes it is okay to do yoga during menstruation. No specific poses are prohibited it would depend on your comfort level and if you have symptoms that coincide with menstruation such as back pain/abdominal pain/headache. Ask your yoga teacher prior to the class if you have specific concerns about poses. ...Read more
Usually PG's: PG's are hormones called prostaglandins which are normally produced by the lining of your uterus and are believed to be the primary cause of the uterine contractions which you experience as menstrual cramps. These can be severe and associated with other symptoms which may be alleviated by heating pads, rest and medications like ibuprofen, naproxens, mefenamates, oral contraceptives and others. ...Read more
That is usually: Related to increased prostaglandins.Get a more detailed answer ›
Momentarily: Cramping during a menstrual period indicated that the uterus is in the process of loosening and expelling the inner lining in preparation for a new cycle. If in the process blood accumulates in the uterus, it, too, needs to be expelled, potentially making the cramping momentarily worse. ...Read more
Increased: Fluid accumulation.Get a more detailed answer ›